I was until recently involved in a youth minyan in my area, I helped to organize the kiddush , I was chazzan many times , and I leined the parsha very often , especially the long aliyot
The minyan is structured in a way that after a certain amount of years you leave the minyan and rejoin the main shul
This is what my friends have done , however the minyan is struggling to find people to lein each week especially with the four parshiot at the moment ,
I was looking forward to not having to work hard on Shabbat and go to the main shul which has a baal Koreh and tefillah, but they keep on asking me to lein
Can I refuse to lein? Are they just relying on me to make it easier for them to organize the minyan ?
You are not obligated to lein for them, but on the other hand, a person that works for the tzibbur, has the zechus of the tzibbur helping them, as the mishna in Pirkei Avos 2-2 says that those who work for the tzibbur merit a special siyata dishmaya. Besides there is a special mishberach and tefilloh that the whole Klal Yisroel says for those are osek btzarchei tzibbur b’emuna, and one of them is that H-shem should remove from them all sicknesses, something which we desperately need nowadays.