Help promote early literacy & inspire children to read this summer as a Storybook Village Assistant


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Sat Jun 17, 2017, 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM


800 E. 17th Ave.Columbus, OH 43211


Join us to help promote early literacy and inspire children to read. Volunteer at the Ohio History Center’s Storybook Village event, where children’s favorite characters from popular kids’ books and television programs magically come to life!

This year Storybook Village is celebrating storytelling from around the world, and explores fairy tales and fables from a variety of cultures. While exploring the Ohio Village, kids can talk with Irish folk hero Finn MacCoul, help America’s Paul Bunyan search for his Blue Ox, visit the mysterious Baba Yaga from Russia and hear other stories from across the globe.

This event provides early literacy and school-readiness resources and fun activities by WOSU Public Media, library card sign-ups by the Columbus Metropolitan Library, and book check-outs through the Bookmobile and more.

Volunteers help make this day magical for each and every child. Saturday, June 17 from 9am-5pm. Various Positions needed.

Village Line Managers- help direct lines in the village buildings, activity stations and costume character locations, find cut off points, engage and direct visitors as needed
Admission-entry line management (greet, engage and help direct visitors to proper lines, answer basic questions about event)
Activity Facilitators-staff activities throughout the village, interact with kids and families

Skills Required:
No experience necessary. Ability to read and understand basic text. Comfortable working with large crowds.

Time Commitment:
Saturday, June 17 from 9am-5pm
Available to work at least 2-3 hour shifts

Work Environment:
You will be working in an outdoor historic village. Will likely include engagement with small children and their parents.

Physical Demands:
May require lifting of a few small books.

Age Requirement:
16 and up


  • Mentoring
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • People Skills
  • Public Speaking
  • Youth Services

Good Match For

Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • Saturday, June 17th, 2-3 hours between 9am-5pm

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