Reading Buddies, a program of the RSVP Center of Essex and Hudson Counties at Jewish Family Service MetroWest, engages older adult volunteers in promoting childhood literacy in public schools. Volunteers age 55+ read to the same small group of students each week throughout the school year using a read-aloud format that supplements the school’s regular reading curriculum. Reading Buddies is a one of a kind program that uses volunteers to support children grades k-2 and educators in the classroom.
This program is a one hour commitment once a week. All volunteers must submit to a background check.If you are interested in signing up to read to children or would like to know what schools we currently need volunteers in, please contact Rebecca Silverstein at firstname.lastname@example.org or 793-637-1761.
- Literacy / Reading
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Must be at least 55
- one hour, once a week
- All volunteers must be age 55+