Volunteer with Behind the Book, a non-profit literacy organization that inspires New York City public school students to love reading. Through our innovative programs, accomplished authors lead workshops in high-needs pre-K-12 classrooms, where they guide students in creating their own writing and art projects based on the theme of the author's book.
No experience or training is necessary to volunteer as a writing, research or art coach in the classroom. You'll support, engage, and encourage students as they work on their projects.
This workshop needs your support as a coach at an elementary school in Crown Heights. To sign up, contact volunteer(a)behindthebook.org with the program code. We'll supply the school address, directions, and other information when you're confirmed:
Date: Wednesday, April 11th
Time: 9:00 – 10:30 AM
About the workshop: Kindergartners read B is for Brooklyn by Selina Alko, a beautiful picture book celebrating urban culture and community. To produce a similar book of their own, students chose a site in their neighborhood, such as a store or park, to write about or draw. Writing coaches will help small groups craft a sentence or descriptive paragraph about their subject.
Visit our volunteer opportunities page to find program descriptions and available volunteer dates throughout the school year.
To join our team and receive announcements of new volunteer opportunities as they're posted, please complete our brief questionnaire.