Literacy Advance holds Family Literacy events in partnership with elementary schools and other community-based organizations in the greater Houston area, to encourage parents to read to their children, and help them acquire both the skills and confidence to make reading a part of their everyday lives. Parents attend a presentation on family literacy while their children take part in literacy-based activities; at the end of the event, each child is given a free book with which to start their home library, or to add to their existing collection. Each Family Literacy event aims to be informal, helpful, fun and friendly!
Family Literacy Presenters deliver the presentation to parents, using the script and materials prepared by Literacy Advance. Both English and Spanish presentations are given at each Family Literacy event, in separate rooms, so we need people who are confident to present in EITHER English or Spanish (or both!). NB: PLEASE be sure to check your spam account for a reply from us! We respond to every expression of interest but some messages are blocked by email filters. Thank you!
- Literacy / Reading
- English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
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Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Must be at least 21
- Orientation or Training
- A background check must be completed prior to volunteering.