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-12th grade classrooms to guide students in creating their own writing 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 neighborhood walking tour needs your help in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, NYC. To sign up, reply with the program code to email@example.com. We'll supply the address, directions, and other information when you're confirmed:
Date: Tuesday, November 27th, 2018
Time: 9:00 -10:30 AM
Volunteer Role: Walking tour chaperone
About the program: Third-graders are learning about architectural features near their school and in the world with Isabel Hill’s Urban Animals, a picture book of delightful city building details that portray animals. Chaperones will accompany pairs of students as they photograph distinctive architectural details during a neighborhood walk with the author. Their photos will illustrate written pieces that incorporate their newly-learned architecture-related vocabulary.
For information on other program dates around the city, please visit our volunteer opportunities page.
To join our team and receive announcements of new programs as they're scheduled, please submit our brief questionnaire.