Help incarcerated people at the DeKalb County Jail read to their children

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Companions Journeying Together, Inc

  • 24 people are interested

The Aunt Mary's Storybook project brings into the DeKalb County Jail, located in Sycamore, a selection of books, along with audio recorders. We assist participating detainees in choosing an age-appropriate book for each of their children. The participants are then given an opportunity to record him or herself reading the books for their children. On behalf of the incarcerated mother or father, our organization then sends the books and recordings to the children.

We are looking for a volunteer to go with our current volunteers in to the DeKalb County Jail on the second Thursday of each month from 10 AM to around 1 PM to help incarcerated parents choose their books and to assist with the recording sessions.

Volunteers must be open to working with diverse populations and justice-involved populations. Further, the volunteer should be flexible to changing schedules and/or session cancellations due to facility lockdowns, etc. A background check conducted by the jail will be required.

Please contact us if you are interested.

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Children & Youth Education & Literacy Justice & Legal


We'll work with your schedule.


150 North Main StreetSycamore, IL 60178



  • Customer Service
  • Child Development
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Reading / Writing
  • Library Sciences


  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training

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