Young Professionals Group
Jungle Book Gala Volunteer Opportunities

09/22/2017 - 09/23/2017

Please join members of the Jungle Book Gala committee to prepare for the 2017 Gala.  Volunteers are needed to support check in and check out, silent auction, red carpet and on call volunteers.  Volunteers are required to attend training on September 18th from 6:00-7:30pm.

About the Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation Young Profressionals Group:

The Young Professionals Group (YPG) is an organization of the Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation formed in 2014 to engage the next generation of Houston’s leaders in the literacy cause. The YPG is comprised of a community of individuals who are service-minded and eager to make an impact in our city. Members are able to participate in networking and social events, serve in leadership roles, and volunteer in meaningful service activities that help make a difference in the lives of disadvantaged children and their families.

 

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.
 

 

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

 

Volunteer at the Book Warehouse
Friends of the Houston Public Library

06/20/2017 - 08/04/2017

Support your local library by volunteering with the Friends of the Houston Public Library at the Book Warehouse! No prior training/experience is needed; guidance will be provided at the Book Warehouse. We welcome all volunteers ages 13 and up. Please wear close-toed shoes and clothes you are comfortable in.


 

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.