Volunteer opportunity description

Volunteer with Behind the Book, a non-profit literacy organization that inspires New York City public school students to explore stories and empower their voices. Through our innovative programs, which are part of the class curricula, accomplished authors visit high-needs Pre-K-12th-grade classrooms to guide students in creating their own writing projects.

You need no experience or training. As a coach, you'll support and encourage students as they work on their projects.

This writing workshop needs your help at a school in Mapleton, Brooklyn, NYC. To sign up, contact volunteer@behindthebook.org with the program code (FDR9MG-H).

Date/Time: Wednesday, June 5th / 12:10 - 1:45 PM (please arrive 15 minutes early for orientation)

About the program: Ninth-graders read The Girl at Midnight by Melissa Grey, the first in a new fantasy series about a girl who must harness legendary magic to end the conflict between two ancient peoples living beneath New York City’s streets. The story inspired students to craft a similar narrative tale. Coaches will help groups refine their work for the next draft.

For information on other programs around New York City, please visit our volunteer opportunities page.

To join our team and receive announcements of new programs as they're scheduled, please submit our brief questionnaire.


No experience or training needed. We provide advance information on your role, and there's a brief orientation at the school right before the workshop begins. Groups up to 12 welcome.

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We need volunteers on these days:
June 05, 2019

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Behind the Book

Emily Rosenberg
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