• A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
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In-Person Literacy Volunteer Opportunities in Bronx, New York

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Start Lighthouse

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 4 people are interested

Start Lighthouse's literary adventures are week-long immersive experiences. We transform the school space to provide students an experience like no other. Upon entering, students are greeted with tables and shelves brimming with brand-new books. Students begin by curating their own library from engaging multicultural books that reflect the culturally diverse lives and experiences of their community.

You can't be who you can't see. That's why our students also meet and engage with BIPOC nationally recognized and award-winning authors and illustrators such as Mahogany Browne, Raj Haldar, and Charles
Esperanza, which exposes them to a world of possibilities. Through our interactive workshops led by authors and illustrators, students learn more about the intersectionality of the spoken word and art. They also receive real-time feedback around their work!

2 Shifts

  • morning / 08:00 AM to 11:00 AM
  • afternoon / 12:00 PM to 03:00 PM
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About Start Lighthouse


215 West 95th Street, New York, NY 10025, US

Mission Statement

Start Lighthouse is a literacy nonprofit organization founded during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020, during a time of widespread school and library closures. Start Lighthouse fosters lifelong literacy through a two-generational approach. Our work is grounded in our unwavering belief that the biggest barrier to literacy is access to books.


Our racial justice program, Woke Activists, cultivates a safe space for students in grades K-5 to have conversations regarding identity, race, and social justice in a developmentally appropriate and relevant way. Start Lighthouse’s Woke Activists is a culturally relevant program that builds mastery literacy skills through a social justice lens. The objective of this program is to transform our students into activists who stand up against injustice. Start Lighthouse’s Woke Activists features a comprehensive curriculum, facilitator guides, guest speakers, as well as a project that students pursue inspired by their learnings. Our team developed and refined the Woke Activists curriculum to ensure that it meets both national and state standards. Most importantly, our online curriculum is designed to meet the diverse needs of our students.

Arts & Culture
Children & Youth


We'll work with your schedule.
This opportunity has 2 shifts


Multiple locations Bronx, NY 10455



  • Youth Services
  • Reading / Writing


  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • Our programming takes place year-round at our Title 1 school partner sites. You can choose which days and time frames work best for you to support our work.

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