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:
Become a Big Buddy and make a difference in a child's life!
Big Brothers Big Sisters: Build a friendship with a Little
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.
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
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.