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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.

GoPass, a secure screening system for volunteers working with vulnerable populations, is required. If you don't have it, you can volunteer while your application is being processed.

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

This research workshop needs your help at a school in the Bronx, NYC. To sign up, contact volunteer@behindthebook.org with program code 2237SA-R. We'll supply more information when you're confirmed.

Date/Time: Monday, December 9th / 12:45 - 1:45 PM (please arrive 15-20 minutes early for orientation)

About the workshop: Seventh-graders are reading The Case for Loving by Selina Alko to study how US laws have changed to better protect human rights, and determine if current laws are adequate. Research coaches will help students find information about other key human rights cases to write about.

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Requirements

GoPass, a secure screening system for volunteers working with vulnerable populations, is required. If you don't have it, you can volunteer while your application is being processed.

No experience is necessary. We provide advance information on your role, and hold a brief orientation right before a workshop begins.

Our volunteer needs

We need volunteers on these days:
December 09, 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:
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