Volunteer with Behind the Book, a non-profit literacy organization that inspires New York City public school students to love reading and writing. Through our innovative programs, which are part of the curricula, accomplished authors visit high-needs pre-K-12 classrooms to guide students in creating their own writing projects. You need no experience or training to volunteer. As a coach, you’ll support and encourage students as they work on their projects.
This program needs your help in Washington Heights. To volunteer, contact firstname.lastname@example.org with the program code. We’ll supply the address, directions, and other information when you’re confirmed:
Date: Thursday, August 2nd
Time: 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Volunteer Role: Writing Coach
About the program: Susan Verde’s The Museum, about a girl whose visit to an art museum evokes new feelings in her, inspired third-graders to explore why they like a piece of art or not, and how they reached that decision. Coaches will work with small groups to finalize their written drafts explaining why they chose a painting they saw at the Whitney Museum of American Art, and describing the elements–color, shapes, light, brushwork, subject–that influenced them.
For information on more Behind the Book programs around the city, please visit our current volunteer opportunities page.
To join our team and receive announcements of new programs as they’re posted, please complete please complete our brief questionnaire.