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.
No experience or training is necessary to work with students. As a writing, research or art coach, you'll engage them and encourage their progress on their projects.
This program needs your support in Crown Heights. To sign up, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
with the program code and date(s) you'd like to volunteer:
PROGRAM 2412RG-G Field Trip Chaperone/Research Coach:
Tuesday, April 25th, 2017 - 9:00 – 11:00 AM
Thursday, May 4th, 2017 - 9:00 – 10:30 AM
About the program: Second-graders read Robbin Gourly’s Bring Me Some Apples and I’ll Make You a Pie: A Story About Edna Lewis
a woman chef and early champion of purity of ingredients, regional
cuisine, and farm-to-table food. Accompanied by the author and volunteer
chaperones, students will visit Brooklyn Botanic Garden to explore
plants and flowers, making their own connections to cooking and sharing meals.
Writing coaches will guide small groups in the classroom as they revise
their writing about traditions associated with a favorite family recipe.
To find other Behind the Book programs around the city, visit our volunteer opportunities page
To join our team and receive announcements of new opportunities as they're posted, please complete our brief questionnaire