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Older Teachers Teaching Early Readers, a Program of Volunteers for Community Impact

  • 11 people are interested
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Volunteers will read aloud and engage preschool children in literacy activities at Head Start or VPK programs in Orange County. Both virtual and in-person modes may be available, depending on school location. Training in early literacy and read aloud best practices is provided. A background check is required. If interested, please complete a volunteer application at: https://volunteersforcommunityimpact.org/otter-volunteer-form/

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About Older Teachers Teaching Early Readers, a Program of Volunteers for Community Impact

Location:

3545 Lake Breeze Drive, Orlando, FL 32808, US

Mission Statement

The mission of Volunteers for Community Impact is to improve lives through volunteerism.

Description

The OTTER Program was created in 2004 as a VCI demonstration project and is now being refined and re-envisioned for the 2020-21 school year to include both virtual and face-to-face modalities. By reading aloud and engaging young children in literacy activities, OTTER volunteers help children develop vocabulary, increase reading comprehension, and develop a lifelong love for reading. OTTER volunteers include Foster Grandparents, RSVP, and community volunteers ages 18 and up.

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Orange County Head Starts and VPKsOrlando, FL 32805

SKILLS

  • Literacy / Reading
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Child Development
  • Storytelling
  • Special Needs

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Each session is approximately 30 minutes, and volunteers may sign up for one or more sessions on a daily, weekly or monthly basis.

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