Region 15 Schools has partnered with The America Reads Program to look for senior volunteers, ages 55 and over, to assist elementary school aged children with reading.
Volunteers would work with selected students in grades K-5 individually or in small groups at the district elementary schools. School staff will provide all reading literature and materials, as well as professional support, guidance, and activities.
Individuals who enjoy working with children and are able to make a minimum of a one-hour per week commitment would be the ideal volunteer to support students with their reading skills while fostering a love of reading. In addition, America Reads will provide an orientation for volunteers and perform a background check.
America Reads is a program of the Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), a program of New Opportunities, Inc. America Reads is currently serving 10 schools with more than 80 volunteers.
To participate or for additional information, please contact Dr. Carrie Chiappetta, Assistant Superintendent of Region 15 Schools at (203) 758-8259 x 114 or contact Nancy Duetzmann of New Opportunities at (860) 482-9749 or via email, email@example.com.