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


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Cause Areas

When

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

Where

200 W Buena Vista StChester, IL 62233

About

The Aunt Mary's Storybook project brings into the Randolph County Jail, located in Chester, a selection of brand new books, along with audio recorders. They assist participating detainees in choosing an age-appropriate book for each of their children. Each of 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 CDs to the children.

We are looking for several people to go with us in to the Randolph County Jail on the third Monday of each month from 5:30 PM to 7:30 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 must be flexible to changing schedules and/or session cancelations due to facility lockdowns, etc. A background check conducted by the Randolph County Sheriff's Office/jail will be required.

Please contact us if you are interested.

Skills

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

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

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

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