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Field Trip Chaperone for non-profit literacy workshop in NYC public schools — Brooklynian

Field Trip Chaperone for non-profit literacy workshop in NYC public schools

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 volunteer as a writing, research or art coach in the classroom. You'll support, engage, and encourage students as they work on their projects.

This research field trip needs your support for am 8th-grade classroom in Bed-Stuy. To sign up, contact with the program code. We'll supply the address, directions, and other information when you're confirmed:

Date: Tuesday, November 21st, 2017
Time: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Volunteer Role: Field Trip Chaperone

About the program: Eighth-graders read "Maritcha: A Nineteenth-Century American Girl" by Tonya Bolden, which immersed them in late-1800’s New York City history, and inspired them to consider becoming activist and engaged in their own communities. Chaperones will accompany the class on a field trip to Weeksville Heritage Center, the 19th-century historic site of one of America's first free black communities in Brooklyn, to help them prepare to write manifestos stating their personal, political, and artistic beliefs as they relate to activism and community engagement.

To join our team and receive announcements of new volunteer opportunities as they're scheduled, please complete our brief questionnaire.

Visit our volunteer opportunities page to find program descriptions and available volunteer dates throughout the school year.