Make a Child Smile through Reading!


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Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

114 E. 39th StreetGround FloorNew York, NY 10016

NYC Reading Center

About

With Pajama Program, you will make a positive difference in your community and in a child's life. During our 70 minute Reading Parties, you will provide a child in need with the one on one story time that they rarely experience.

We invite volunteers (18 or older) from a range of diverse backgrounds and ethnicities, who have completed our volunteer application and passed our background check, to share their love of reading with the children we serve in NYC. Our Reading Parties begin with circle time introductions and then we dive into reading in pairs or small groups. During the Reading Party, the children receive a snack, a new book of their choice, and a new pair of pajamas. The age range of the children is from 4-12 years old. Reading Parties last about an hour and run throughout the year during business hours from Monday-Friday.

How to Apply:

You must fill out our volunteer application and sign up for your background check. Please email Najamah Abdullah at najamah@pajamaprogram.org to receive the appropriate links.

Please know that ALL volunteers must pass the background check and fill out the volunteer application to be able to attend the Reading Parties. All personal information will be kept confidential.

Please check out the Pajama Program website or email Najamah at najamah@pajamaprogram to learn more about volunteer opportunities. Thank you for your interest!

Skills

  • Literacy / Reading
  • Reading / Writing
  • Youth Services
  • Cross-cultural Communication
  • People Skills
  • Reading Comprehension

Good Match For

Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • 60-75 mins
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