The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
Strong Community Development for Literacy Success is a State funded project that addresses the pillar of a positive learning climate by increasing parent/caregiver engagement in reading activities, increasing books in homes and assisting parents/caregivers in recognizing issues the impede a child's literacy growth. To accomplish this task, the project will offer 4 sessions and give parents/caregivers 5 workshops that will give them the techniques to increase a child's literacy skills. While parents/caregivers are in there workshops, professional development volunteers will work with the children ages 3 - 8 on the developmental skills that their families are learning. As volunteers you will be able to observe and evaluate the literacy skills of the children using the project's evaluation tools.