Field trip chaperone for downtown Manhattan, NYC public school literacy program (DL11-3)



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High School for Dual Language & Asian Studies
New York
New York
United States


Volunteer with Behind the Book, a non-profit literacy organization that inspires New York City public school students to explore stories and empower their voices. Through our innovative programs, which are part of the class curricula, accomplished authors visit high-needs pre-K-12 classrooms to guide students in creating their own writing and art projects based on the theme of the author's book.

You need no experience or training to volunteer. As a classroom coach, you'll support and encourage students as they work on their projects.

This field trip needs your help in downtown Manhattan, NYC. To sign up, contact with the program code. We'll supply the address, directions, and other information when you're confirmed:

Program DL11AW-L

Date: Thursday, May 10th

Time: 9:30 - 1:00 PM

Volunteer Role: Field Trip Chaperone

About the program: Two classes of 11th- and 12th-graders read The Submission by Amy Waldman, a novel about a blind-jury choosing a 9/11 memorial design, and the ensuing controversy when the winning entry is by a Muslim-American artist. In their writing, students present reasons and evidence to support arguments for or against the designer. Chaperones will accompany them on a visit to the National September 11 Memorial & Museum in downtown Manhattan.

For dates of other workshops around New York City, please visit our volunteer opportunities page.

To join our team and receive announcements of new classroom programs and other opportunities as they're scheduled, please complete our brief questionnaire.

How To Apply

No experience or training needed. To sign up, contact with the program code.