Become a 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.
You need no experience or training to volunteer as a writing, research or art coach. You'll engage and encourage students as they work on their classroom projects. To sign up, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
with the program code(s) and workshop date(s) you'd like to join.
These two programs need your help in January at an elementary school in Crown Heights:PROGRAM 241TB0104
Book & Author: The Jumbies
by Tracey Baptiste
Date & Time: Wednesday, January 4th from 9:00 – 10:30 AM
Volunteer Role: Writing Coach PROGRAM 241SR0106
Book & Author: Rice and Rocks
by Sandra Richards
Date & Time: Friday, January 6th from 9:00 – 10:30 AM
Volunteer Role: Writing Coach
For more details about these programs, as well as other dates to volunteer at schools in Fort Greene and Bed-Stuy, visit our volunteer opportunities page
To join our team and receive announcements of new volunteer opportunities, please complete our brief questionnaire