Current Volunteer Opportunities

Summer 2016 Volunteer Opportunities

No experience or training is necessary to work with students as a writing or research coach, art assistant, or field trip supervisor. If you haven’t volunteered before, please complete our brief application to become a member of our team and receive updates of new opportunities, both inside and outside the classroom.

To sign up for an opportunity, reply with the program code(s) and date(s) to volunteer@behindthebook.org. Once you’ve been confirmed, you’re all set. The programming coordinator will follow up a few days before each date with more details about the curriculum and your role, directions to the school, and where to meet. Please let us know as soon as possible if you have to cancel.

Volunteer spots can fill quickly, so check this page regularly to find updates. We also announce new programs through Twitter and Facebook.


AUGUST

Program TMARW816 (Harlem)—FILLED

Book/Author: This Side of Home by Renee Watson
Program Coordinator: Myra Hernandez
Volunteer Role: Writing Coach
Date & Time: Monday, August 1st  • 11:15 AM – 12:30 PM

Overview: Using the themes of gentrification and culture clash in Renee’s book, seventh graders will to take a critical look at the recent changes affecting their community of Harlem. They’ll write a piece of poetry that addresses the “bitter” and “sweet” realities of their neighborhood, based on their own experiences.