Wildfires are devastating communities across California, causing more than 300,000 people to evacuate their homes and threatening many more. The Camp Fire in Northern California -- one of three blazing across the state -- is the most destructive in state history. We want to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you find access to shelter. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know the most effective ways to contribute.
One of the most fun and rewarding volunteer positions is as a Teen STAR Book Reviewer. We invite volunteers age 10 and above who like to read to join our Teen STAR Book Review team. Adults are also welcome to become a reviewer. Here's how it works:
Be the Star You Are! charity office receives requests for reviews of books from authors and publishers that are geared for babies through young adults. Our Teen STAR Book Reviewers read these books, then write an honest one-page book review on how they liked or disliked the book. These reviews offer parents, librarians, teachers, guardians, and other people an idea of what books would be good for what age level.
Volunteers may read most any book and we will send you a list of books that our partner, The Reading Tub, would like to have reviewed. Book reviews will be published at https://thereadingtub.org/books/be-the-star-you-are/ and also at http://www.BTSYA.org.
Reviews need to include your original thoughts on book content as well as opinions on whether the book is fun, entertaining, educational, or boring.
All volunteers are required to fill out a questionnaire and if accepted, there is a $25 processing donation fee that is required. The accepted volunteer may choose a welcome gift of either a T-shirt that says "Read, Lead, Succeed" or one of our signature books in the Be the Star You Are! series.
Three hours of community service credits are given for each review submitted. We do sign community service forms after completion of at least 5 reviews or 15 hours of credit.
Guidelines and information will be sent when you request to be a volunteer STAR Teen Book Reviewer.
For more information or to join the team, email: email@example.com
Thank you. Keep on reading and writing! We look forward to working with you to help in increasing literacy and positive messages through this extraordinary book review program.