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You know that look of wonder and joy that children get on their face when they listen to someone read them a story? Schools across the nation are bringing in volunteers to spark children in this very way. If you are a parent looking to get more involved in your child's school or simply enjoy time with children, being a volunteer can be a great way to help support the upcoming generation of readers.
Children need help to build strong connections and skills that will enable them to succeed as workers, parents, and community citizens. When adults reach their educational goals, their families and communities grow stronger. With the critical support of our dedicated volunteers, we can make a difference.
Volunteers are vital to the success of students and literacy programs. They bring optimism and enthusiasm, create positive energy, and share diverse perspectives that lead to enhanced learning outcomes for students.
Become an literacy volunteer and help empower an learner to reach their full potential to participate more fully in society.
What Volunteers Do?
Volunteers work along side of one of our directors with elementary school-age children to promote connections and literacy growth in a 30 minute visit, unless otherwise notified of a special event. They may read books to children, listen to children read aloud, or distribute books to school children, work on projects, do arts and crafts, sing, and dance. Volunteers promote the activity of whole child learning approach; aesthetic, affective, cognitive, language & literacy, physical and social, rather than focusing on teaching reading skills. Typically we are at school sites Monday - Friday varying times between 9-3.
Reading volunteers may read to a whole class of children, to a small group, or be assigned to group to do activities with. Volunteers with experience working with programs offered by schools, after-school programs, or public libraries would be a great benefit to our program.
- morning / 08:45 AM to 10:00 AM
- morning / 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
- afternoon / 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
- afternoon / 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM
- afternoon / 02:00 PM to 02:45 PM
- NONE OF THESE TIMES WORK FOR ME, BUT I CAN STILL HELP
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About SPARK GROWTH
58213 Cliente Street, YUCCA VALLEY, CA 92284, US
Spark Growth! is a Literacy and Language Enrichment Program whose mission is to provide young children and their families with opportunities to participate in a voluntary, engaging, hands-on, inclusive, quality, and developmentally appropriate Literacy and Language Enrichment Program to be offered on a monthly basis free of charge at various sites and schools within the Morongo Basin. This literacy and language pilot program is intended to enhance ongoing efforts by private and public schools, family daycare homes, home schools, parents, caregivers and family members as they instruct, tutor, and assist young children in the development, acquisition, and proficiency of literacy and language skills.
Spark Growth! Literacy and Language Enrichment Program is a free mobile literacy enrichment program that visits elementary schools, family day care homes, childcare centers, preschool sites, and home school sites within the Morongo Basin. Spark Growth! staff visit sites bringing with them books and literacy-related materials and supplies for a 30 minute planned activity.
We'll work with your schedule.
This opportunity has 5 shifts
58213 Caliente StreetYUCCA VALLEY, CA 92284
- General Education
- Literacy / Reading
- Child Development
- Reading / Writing
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- 2 hours a month minimum
- Attend orientation Pass a background, TB and fingerprinting through the Morongo Basin School District (these are the same requirements MUSD requests of all volunteers, even for field trip chaperons)