Harmony DC PCS is looking for volunteers to read with our students!
For as little as 1 hour a week, you can make a difference and help a child learn to read. Volunteers will work with elementary students on reading, while building a lasting relationship!
What is the basic program concept?
Community volunteers spend an hour or two per week in one-on-one, ten to fifteen minute coaching sessions with elementary school students in the primary level who need some extra help with their reading skills. Over a few months, the volunteer builds a relationship with a group of students helping them to build self confidence.
How do volunteers and teachers work together?
The key to program success is teamwork between the teacher and the several volunteers that work with each teacher. The teacher is responsible for identifying the students that are likely to benefit from the volunteer’s efforts and for suggesting the reading material that is appropriate for each student.
How will schedules be determined and managed?
Managing the program will be easier for all concerned if the teacher and volunteer can agree on and maintain a regular weekly visit schedule. However, at times, either the volunteer’s other commitments or schedule conflicts in the school will make that impossible. The solution is direct teacher-volunteer communication. The best idea is to settle next week’s schedule at the end of each coaching visit but even then last minute changes will sometimes be necessary. Teacher and volunteer should exchange contact info and call or e-mail when a change in plans is necessary.
- Child Development
- Literacy / Reading
- Teaching / Instruction
- Reading Comprehension
- Reading / Writing
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18