Head Start/School Readiness Reading Volunteers

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Family Centers

  • 26 people are interested

Greenwich Head Start and Family Centers' School Readiness Program (located at Armstrong Court in Greenwich) seeks dedicated volunteers to work in our classrooms with children ages 3 & 4 years old. Volunteers should enjoy being around young children in a preschool classroom setting and should be comfortable talking and listening to children with the ability to "get down on their level" both physically and mentally. Volunteers should enjoy books and stories that are age appropriate and also have the ability to "ad-lib", enhance stories and ask questions as they go. The goal of this volunteer position is NOT to teach young children to read, but to inspire good feelings about reading and books and to increase interest in reading and books both inside and outside the classroom.

This volunteer position is very flexible and can take place either in the morning (between 9:30-12:00) or in the afternoon (between 3:30-5:30). The minimum age to volunteer is 15, and those volunteers over the age of 18 are required to complete a background check. All volunteers are asked to schedule a personal interview.

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About Family Centers

Location:

40 Arch Street, Greenwich, CT 06830, US

Mission Statement

Family Centers' mission is to empower children, adults, families and communities to realize their potential. Our NAEYC accredited preschools, school-based social work, parental education and adolescent counseling services, give families the resources they need to ensure their children have the bright beginnings they deserve. A comprehensive network of counseling and support services is also instrumental in helping families in crisis work toward a successful resolution. Vocational training, housing resources, counseling and self sufficiency programs also help low-income people and those with long-term mental illness realize their dreams of living independently. Meanwhile, our senior outreach programs encourage lifelong learning, socialization and support.

Description

Family Centers is a private, non-profit organization offering education and human services to children, adults and families living in Lower Fairfield County.

More than 3,000 professionals and trained volunteers work together to provide a wide range of responsive, innovative programs

Children & Youth
Community
Education & Literacy

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Armstrong CourtGreenwich, CT 06830

(41.06702,-73.6183)
 

SKILLS

  • Child Development
  • Reading / Writing

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 15

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