School Volunteer Opportunities


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!


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 at as many schools as you wish. Currently, the Bookworms program is in several elementary schools on the following dates and times:

**Dates and Times are Being Planned for the 2017-2018 School Year. Please stop back here to see the dates once confirmed.

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

2017-2018 Dates

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

2017-2018 Dates
September 19, 2017
October 17, 2017
November 21, 2017
December 19, 2017
January 16, 2018
February 20, 2018
March 20, 2018
April 17, 2018
May 15, 2018

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

2017-2018 Dates
October 11, 2017
November 8, 2017
December 13, 2017
January 10, 2018
February 14, 2018
March 14, 2018
April 11, 2018
May 9, 2018
June 13, 2018

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

2017-2018 Dates
September 27, 2017
October 25, 2017
November 22, 2017
December 20, 2017
January 24, 2018
February 28, 2018
March 28, 2018
April 25, 2018
May 23, 2018
June 6, 2018

Dorothy I. Height Elementary – run by Beth Am Congregation volunteers
2017-2018 Dates TBD

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.

To register or for more information about this or any of the Bookworms school programs, contact Erica Bloom,


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 Bedford, Cross Country, Fallstaff, or Milbrook 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,

 Tutor with RPrinteading Partners 

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.

Want to volunteer? Fill out this Interest FormFor more information, contact Erica Bloom,