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Make an IMPACT as a Library Team Member in a Philadelphia Elementary School!

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Make an IMPACT as a Library Team Member in a Philadelphia Elementary School!

West Philadelphia Alliance for Children (WePAC) is the only organization systematically reopening school libraries in Philadelphia. We are able to continue to do this by recruiting volunteers. Our greatest need is for regular, weekly volunteers in school libraries serving on a set time of day, at least two hours a week on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Thursdays during regular school hours for one academic year.

Volunteering for a WePAC library means being a part of a team of caring people passionate about sharing the love of reading with the children of Philadelphia. Together, each library team plans read-aloud sessions that support classroom learning. Volunteers read aloud to our students during story-time and help them select books to borrow during check out.

Library teams see classes on a regular basis, coordinated with each school’s schedule. We are responsible for the appearance and organization of our libraries. Together, we decorate the library, catalog donated books, check books in and out, and re-shelve books. We draw on the diverse skills of our team to students excited about reading!

No library experience is required.

School libraries make a difference and WePAC volunteers are a part of that difference!

For more information please visit our website at www.wepac.org or email volunteer@wepac.org and complete a registration form today!

West Philadelphia Alliance for Children (WePAC) is the only organization systematically reopening school libraries in Philadelphia. We are able to continue to do this by recruiting volunteers. Our greatest need is for regular, weekly…

Details at a Glance

  • Schedule
    Weekdays
  • Time Commitment
    A few hours per week
  • Recurrence
    Recurring
  • Training Provided
  • Groups Welcome
  • International Volunteers Welcome

Location

On-site
Philadelphia, PA 19139, USA
Directions

*** Below is a list of our 19 locations volunteers can choose from to volunteer***

Add B. Anderson School

Rudolph Blankenburg School

John Barry School

Lewis C. Cassidy School

Cook-Wissahickon School

Samuel Gompers School

Global Leadership Academy Southwest

Global Leadership Academy West

Andrew Hamilton School

Avery D. Harrington School

Edward Heston School

Robert E. Lamberton School

Henry Lea School

W.C. Longstreth School

Morton McMichael School

George W. Nebinger School

Overbrook Elementary School

Samuel Powel School

James Rhoads School


How to Apply

Before you can volunteer in one of our school libraries you need:

  • Phone Orientation & In-person Training
  • Clearances for working with children(FBI, Child abuse, Criminal Background & Mandated Reporter Course)

Before you can volunteer in one of our school libraries you need:

  • Phone Orientation & In-person Training
  • Clearances for working with children(FBI, Child abuse, Criminal…

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