Want to be an initiator of change for the future of Pottawattamie County? There are opportunities all around the county to help our kids achieve 3rd-grade reading proficiency. Help young readers practice their literacy skills and learn new ones by engaging with them on a one-on-one basis.
There are many opportunities to fit your interests and schedule. Volunteers can participate in an online volunteer training in the comfort of their home or in a group setting through the following link: http://readingtoolkit.familieslearning.org/
Please contact the director, Nancy Schulze, at 712-256-9566 x 212 if you have any questions or would like to volunteer or add a volunteer opportunity to the list below.
Raise Me to Read: Help at community events or in the classroom. Opportunities are available throughout the year to read to children, deliver books, register parents for ReadyRosie, and assisting with family events
Book Sorter: Help sort through books and prepare them for redistribution
Reading Buddies: Connections Area Agency on Aging is looking for volunteers to staff two school-based programs. The Reading Buddy program places volunteers to work one-on-one with elementary students on their reading skills. This is a program for the Retired Seniors Volunteer Program, 55 years of age and older, who want to volunteer for just an hour or two per week. Contact Terri Martin at email@example.com
Read for the Record: Read for the Record volunteers spend time in an early childhood classroom on October 19, 2017, reading a pre-selected book or help with the planning and execution of the events that day
Technology Buddies: Help Raise Me to Read by researching what is happening in the community for free or low-cost for families of young children and share with Raise Me to Read. Help with collecting that info and getting it out to the best sources in our community to reach those families. Help register families for ReadyRosie at community events.