School Volunteer Opportunities

HEAD BACK TO SCHOOL

Missing your school days?  Enjoy the energy, curiosity and spirit of children?  JVC has several options which put you back in the classroom reading to students, helping them with math and literacy skills, and enabling them to excel in their studies. Choose the program that best meets your needs, talents and schedule and we will connect you with a school that will welcome your help!

BOOKWORMS

Love to read aloud to an energetic audience? Bookworms is a once-a-month reading program that occurs in both Baltimore City and County public elementary schools and engages volunteers in reading to students.

Share your love of reading with young, eager learners one hour a month.  Bring a new or gently-used book to read and donate to the classroom to be read by others. Volunteers are welcome to participate as often as they are available. Currently, the Bookworms program is in several elementary schools on the following dates and times:

Fallstaff Elementary School
3801 Fallstaff Road, Baltimore 21215
9:00 a.m.-10 a.m.
Reading to 1st grade students

2016-2017 Dates
September 7, 2016
October 5, 2016
November 2, 2016
December 7, 2016
January 4, 2017
February 1, 2017
March 1, 2017
April 5, 2017
May 3, 2017

Federal Hill Preparatory School 
1040 William Street, Baltimore, 21230
(To carpool from Pikesville, meet at the Chizuk Amuno Congregation parking lot at 9:45)
10:15-11:00 a.m.
Reading to pre-k students

2016-2017 Dates
September 20, 2016
November 15, 2016
December 20, 2016
January 17, 2017
February 21, 2017
March 21, 2017
May 16, 2017

Milbrook Elementary School
4300 Crest Heights Road, 21215
10:00-11:00 a.m.
Reading to 1st grade students

2016-2017 Dates
September 21, 2016
October 19, 2016
November 16, 2016
December 14, 2016
January 18, 2017
February 15, 2017
March 15, 2017
April 19, 2017
May 17, 2017
June 7, 2017

Middlesex Elementary School
142 Bennett Road, Essex, 21221
2016-2017 Time and Dates TBD

Timber Grove Elementary School
701 Academy Avenue, Owings Mills, 21117
10:30-11:30 a.m.
Reading to 1st grade students

2016-2017 Dates
September 21, 2016
October 19, 2016
November 16, 2016
December 14, 2016
January 18, 2017
February 15, 2017
March 15, 2017
April 19, 2017
May 17, 2017
June 7th 2017

John Eager Howard Elementary – run by Beth Am Congregation volunteers
2016-2017 Dates TBD

Padonia Elementary School
Currently, this VolunTeam (volunteer group) is successfully meeting the school’s need and is not seeking additional volunteers.

Want to start a Bookworms program at another Title 1 school? We welcome the opportunity to explore and help establish new partnerships between schools and volunteers.

For more information about this or any of the Bookworms school programs, contact Erica Bloom, ebloom@asssociated.org.


TUTORING

Tutor in math, writing or reading

Help a K-5 student get ahead by spending your time tutoring in the subjects of math, reading or writing at either Fallstaff or Bedford Elementary Schools.  Your time will be rewarding and well-spent working with either individual or groups of students in their classroom. We will match your subject interest, preferred grade level and schedule with the needs at the school.

Want to volunteer? Fill out this Interest Form.  For more information, contact Erica Bloom, ebloom@associated.org.

Reading Partners  Print

Enjoy the one-to-one experience of helping a child improve their reading skills? Let us match you with a student at one of over 15 Baltimore City schools for a rewarding read.  Reading Partners, a national program which partners with schools and uses a set curriculum, relies on volunteers to work one-on-one with students to help improve their literacy and succeed in school.  No teaching experience is necessary and on-site training will be provided for this volunteer opportunity.  Your commitment can be once or twice a week and you will work with the same student each week, allowing you to see the progress and growth of the student over the course of the school year.

For more information, contact Erica Bloom, ebloom@associated.org.