Help Run a Book Club at Your Local Community Center!


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Orange County Community CentersOrlando, FL 32808


About: Mayor Buddy Dyer’s Book Club - City of Orlando

What: Volunteers increase student literacy with groups of students in a fun and interactive way, while simultaneously preparing students for academic success by focusing on improving their reading comprehension. Students will then be able to apply these skills to succeed in their coursework!

Where: Select OCPS Middle Schools, City of Orlando Community Centers and Orlando Public Libraries.

Key Responsibilities: Facilitate an after-school book club and offer reading encouragement to improve reading comprehension.


- Reliable transportation

- Must be comfortable leading discussions and activities with a group of students

- Must be passionate about reading

- Must be comfortable working with students 8-14 years old

- Attend volunteer training and subsequent volunteer orientation

- Must be of 18 years of age and over

- Must pass criminal background check

- Bilingual Volunteers a plus

- Time Commitment: Weekly session of one hour for a minimum of six weeks.

Benefits to the Volunteer:

- Volunteers will gain valuable experience working with Mayor Buddy’s Book Club.

- Volunteers gain a free and comprehensive benefits package through RSVP (see more below).

- Volunteers will increase their awareness of the need for improved student literacy.

- Volunteers will be able to impact their community and empower local youth with improved literacy.

VCI’s part in this opportunity is to provide volunteers with a (free!) comprehensive benefits package-CIMA Supplemental insurance, a Life Insurance benefit, free workshops and more! Call your RSVP Coordinator, Kelli Robertson, for more information: 407-298-2725, x110 / 407-617-9481.

RSVP, a part of SeniorCorps, is America's largest volunteer network for people 55 and over, with more than 300,000 volunteers tackling tough issues in communities nationwide. RSVP shows you how you can apply the skills and wisdom you've acquired throughout your life to make a positive difference in the lives of others. RSVP is federally funded by the Corporation for National and Community Service.


Good Match For

People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 55
  • One hour weekly for six weeks, after school

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