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Bookmobile Babe x TeenForce *PAID*

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ORGANIZATION: The Bookmobile Babe

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Join The Bookmobile Babe and TeenForce!

The Bookmobile Babe is looking for volunteers to be the head of contact for program in partnership with TeenForce! The program takes place at THREE different locations THREE different nights of the week (one weekday at each location), to be determined by the point of contacts. The locations are:

Montavilla; 8219 NE Glisan St
East Portland; 740 SE 106th Ave
Charles Jordan; 9009 N Foss Ave

The program will likely start the first week of October, and run the entire school year. The shifts will be from 5 pm - 7 pm, Mondays-Thursdays (exact days of the week for the locations will be determined by head of contact's schedule).

To be a Head of Contact, you do NOT need to be available for all three nights, but you MUST be available for the entire shift and every recurring weekday (example; if you are the Head of Contact for Montavilla on Tuesdays, you must be available every Tuesday from 5 pm - 7 pm, with extra time to set up and break down if needed, until the end of the school year).

Head of Contacts will help run book discussions, book exchanges, art activities, with a possibility of helping mentors who come in some weeks to run their activities/discussions (such as zine making, job prep, etc.) Our program is designed to help teens facilitate a love of reading and the arts, and to also feel confident as they get older and graduate middle school/ high school. We focus on things like banned books, OBOB books, diverse literature, and diverse authors.

Head of Contacts will be paid $15 hourly.

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About The Bookmobile Babe

Location:

1221 SW 11th Avenue, #503, Portland, OR 97205, US

Mission Statement

The Bookmobile Babe is a 501(c)(3) organization that aims to promote the love of literacy to underserved populations in the Portland, Oregon metro area.

Description

A small group of book lovers and teachers got together in 2018 once we learned that the Multnomah County Library had lost its funding for a bookmobile. We then decided to start our own! We began doing book exchanges with kids so that they get our books and we get theirs! We offer a free summer reading camp to kids ages 0-18 at Lents Park every summer on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12-1:30 pm from June 28th-August 18th. We believe in offering free literature that expresses diversity in all forms. We support authors and readers of all ages, colors, cultures, backgrounds, and abilities. We have won three grants in the past year to support our summer camp. We've also distributed around 2000 free books each year to children for the past 5 years.

CAUSE AREAS

Children & Youth
Community
Education & Literacy
Children & Youth, Community, Education & Literacy

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Portland, OR 97214

(45.51135,-122.64568)
 

SKILLS

  • Mentoring
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Visual Arts
  • Reading / Writing
  • Storytelling

GOOD FOR

  • Teens

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18
  • At least one night a week, from ~5 pm - 7 pm (possible set up and break down time, if necessary), recurring until the end of the school year
  • Must be comfortable interacting with teens.

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