Volunteer opportunity description

Volunteer with Behind the Book, a non-profit literacy organization that inspires New York City public school students to love reading. Through our rich, 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 based on the theme of the author's book.

No experience is necessary. We provide advance information on your role, and hold a brief orientation right before a workshop begins. You'll support and encourage students as they work on their projects. 

This workshop needs your help at a school in Washington Heights, NYC. To sign up, contact volunteer@behindthebook.org with program code 45EO-C. We'll supply more information when you're confirmed.

Date/Time: Wednesday, November 20th / 10:30 – 11:45 AM  (please arrive 15-20 minutes early for orientation) 

About the workshop: To learn the true story of José Martí, a political writer who fought against oppression in Cuba, fifth-graders will read Martí’s Song for Freedom by Emma Otheguy. Students will work with research coaches to explore his and other activists’ character traits, as well as their approaches to challenges.

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Requirements

No experience is necessary. We provide advance information on your role, and hold a brief orientation right before a workshop begins. You'll support and encourage students as they work on their projects. Groups up to 10 welcome.

Our volunteer needs

We need volunteers on these days:
November 20, 2019

Volunteer opportunity location(s)

About the organization

Behind the Book

Contact:
Emily Rosenberg
Volunteer Coordinator
212-222-3627
Organization’s website:
http://www.behindthebook.org
Volunteer opportunity website:
http://www.behindthebook.org
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