Help kids fall in love with reading!
Watch this video to get a better idea of the volunteer opportunity:
Join us for story time at the Story Tent at the Imperial Beach Farmers' Market. Volunteers provide free literacy coaching and read aloud with kids. Kids earn Book Bucks for reading with volunteers, which they can redeem for prizes!
This program runs seasonally, Every Friday from 4:30pm to 6:30pm at the Imperial Beach Farmers Market from May-October.Anyone is welcome to come check us out for the first time without any paperwork, so simply pick a date/location that works best for you and I can go ahead and reserve it for you! However, If you'd like to become a regular volunteer, we ask that you sign up as a volunteer here: Traveling Stories Volunteer Application. Once you fill that out, you'll receive an email asking you to undergo a background check. Those under 18 years of age do not require a background check. I can also waive this requirement if you send me a copy of a background check you've completed within the last year (such as through your employer). If you're a student, educator, military, senior, or you've volunteered with us once before, simply send me a copy of the appropriate ID and I'll send you a link with Traveling Stories paying half the cost of your background check. Thank you in advance for understanding that background checks are necessary to keep the children we serve, our volunteers, and our staff safe. The safety of our loved ones is our highest priority. Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns, we can't wait to read to kids with you!
- Child Development
- Literacy / Reading
- Community Outreach
Good Match For
Teens People 55+ Group
Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Must be at least 13
- Orientation or Training
- background screening and application