Volunteer with Behind the Book, a non-profit literacy organization that inspires New York City public school students to explore stories and empower their voices. Through our innovative programs, which are part of the class curricula, accomplished authors visit high-needs pre-K-12 classrooms to guide students in creating their own writing and art projects based on the theme of the author's book.
You need no experience or training to volunteer. As a coach, you'll support and encourage students as they work on their projects.
This field trip needs your help in Crown Heights. To volunteer, reply with the program code to volunteer(a)behindthebook.org. We'll supply the address, directions, and other information when you're confirmed:
Date: Thursday, March 22nd
Time: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Volunteer Role: Field Trip Chaperone
About the workshop: Kindergartners will visit the library where author Rita Meade works to hear her read Edward Gets Messy, a sweet, silly book about a finicky pig who finds joy in being messy. To provide students more access to a book-affirming place, Rita will also show them interesting parts of the library, and play music from the librarian band she performs with. Chaperones will travel with the class to the location, then engage students during the visit.
For dates of other workshops around New York City, please visit our current volunteer opportunities page.
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