Reading Buddies

Published

05/24/2018

Start Date

10/08/2018

End Date

05/31/2019

Time Commitment

A few hours per month

Duration

Long-Term (6 months-1 year)

Address

Locations available throughout Essex County
West Orange
NJ
07052
United States

Description

Reading Buddies, a program of the RSVP Center of Essex and Hudson Counties at Jewish Family Service MetroWest, engages older adult volunteers in promoting childhood literacy in public schools. Volunteers age 55+ read to the same small group of students each week throughout the school year using a read-aloud format that supplements the school’s regular reading curriculum. Reading Buddies is a one of a kind program that uses volunteers to support children grades k-2 and educators in the classroom.


Multiple locations available in Essex County in West Orange, Maplwood/South Orange, and Orange. If you are interested in signing up to read to children in a small group setting once a week or becoming a substitute reader, please contact Julie Cramer at jcramer@jfsmetrowest.org or 973-637-1761.


Volunteers are required to complete a back ground check.

Benefits

  • Training Provided

Benefits

  • Groups

How To Apply

jcramer@jfsmetrowest.org

To sign up contact Julie Cramer at 973-637-1761 or jcramer@jfsmetrowest.org.


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