Become a volunteer with Behind the Book
, a non-profit organization that provides rich, innovative literacy programs in high-needs public schools. We identify books that speak to pre-K-12 students,
then partner with teachers to develop immersive curriculum units that
bring the authors into classrooms. Through a series of
workshops, they discuss their books and teach a genre of writing,
encouraging students to see themselves as readers and writers.
You need no experience or training to be a BtB volunteer. As a writing or research coach, art assistant, or in another active role, you'll engage and encourage students as they work on their creative projects, which is often a published book
. You might help students polish their fiction or essays, create artwork in a variety of media, or research a topic they've chosen to write about.
Workshops last 90 minutes on a school day, usually in the morning. The programs are in public schools in Ft. Greene, Crown Heights, Bed-Stuy, and Ocean Hill, as well as other boroughs.
To join our team and receive announcements of new volunteer opportunities, please complete our brief questionnaire
. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks for helping us create more readers for life in New York City public schools.