Office Support Assitant
Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation

12/19/2017 - 12/20/2017
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

This position will assist the Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation office by performing basic office tasks such as folding and sealing the Foundation's printed newsletter. Your efforts are a crucial part of keeping the office running and supporting our literacy cause!

 

My Home Library Build Event
Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation

Various Locations, Dates, and Times

Please join us as we help students build their home libraries! The Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation will be going to economically disadvantaged and hurricane impacted schools in and around Houston to host My Home Library Build Event, which is like a book fair. Volunteer roles will include set up, helping students select books, and many other opportunities.

 

Reader
Kid's Reading Room

Varies by Location

Do you enjoy spending time reading with elementary children? Volunteers will be reading with our students in underprivileged Spring Branch apartment communities. We promote literacy and instill the love of reading by setting up libraries in apartments and by reading with students. Reading is made FUN! The Kids' Reading Room is located in 5 apartment communities.

Pre-requisites:

1. Previous experience in tutoring / mentoring / education is not a requirement but a plus.

2. A background check is required to complete on your first day of attendance. A $16 donation to process is encouraged.

3. Complete orientation training on your first day of volunteering

 

 

Book Festival Volunteer
Tweens Read

10/21/2017
9:30AM - 5:00PM

Twenty-five authors, one great day!  The 7th annual TWEENS Read Book Festival is an event created for students in grades 5-8 to celebrate and promote reading by connecting with authors. This year’s festival will be held Saturday, October 21, 2017, from 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Various volunteer opportunities for adults and students.  Click the button below to view available volunteer shifts.  

 

Spanish Translator
Center for Hearing and Speech

06/28/2017 - 09/27/2017
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

We are looking for a weekly volunteer fluent in Spanish and English to help translate client calls for our Education Liaison.

This translator will provide critical information to the parents of our clients about the programs we offer as well as resources at their local neighborhood school.

 

Book Buddies Reader at Atascocita Library
Harris County Public Library

09/12/2017 - 11/14/2017

Adult volunteers are needed to share the joy of reading with a young child. Harris County Public Library's Book Buddies program pairs trained volunteers (Big Buddies) with children in Kindergarten through 3rd grades (Little Buddies). For 10 weeks, the Buddies meet once a week for 45 minutes of shared reading.

The next session will run from September to November 2017 at Atascocita Library. You will meet once a week on Tuesdays from 4:30 to 5:15 PM to read with your Little Buddy.

You must be 18 years of age or older. If interested, please apply here:

http://www.hcpl.net/form/book-buddies-adult-volunteer-application-and-agreement

Become a Big Buddy and make a difference in a child's life!

 

Big Brothers Big Sisters:
Build a friendship with a Little

Ongoing

Millions of children in the United States face adversity. Children who have positive role models are more likely to succeed than those who do not. Big Brothers Big Sisters one-to-one mentoring services are proven to help children overcome adversity and beat the odds. We are currently looking for more Bigs to remove the 900 children on our waiting list. Becoming a Big Brother or Big Sister is simply about building a friendship. Whether spending time out in the community or in a school setting.