Bookworms Opportunities

BOOKWORMS

Missing your school days or have a love for reading?  Enjoy the energy, curiosity and spirit of children?  Give one hour a month (or as often as possible) and volunteer with JVC’s Bookworms program. Choose one or more of JVC’s Bookworms programs below, located in various Baltimore City and County public schools! It’s low commitment and high impact.

Share your love of reading with young, eager learners one hour a month. Bookworms is a once-a-month program that engages volunteers in reading to elementary school students to enhance their love for reading.

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:

2019-2020 Bookworms Schedules are Being Finalized. Please Keep Checking Back for Updates.

Cross Country Elementary School  *Volunteers are urgently needed.
6100 Cross Country Blvd, Baltimore, 21215
11:25 a.m.-12:25 a.m. 
Reading to 1st grade students

2019-2020 Dates
October 24, 2019
November 21, 2019
December 19, 2019
January 16, 2020
February 20, 2020
March 19, 2020
April 23, 2020
May 21, 2020
June 11, 2020

Fallstaff Elementary School *Volunteers are needed.
3801 Fallstaff Road, Baltimore, 21215
9:00 a.m.-9:45 a.m.
Reading to 1st grade students

2019-2020 Dates
September 25, 2019
October 23, 2019
November 27, 2019
December 11, 2019
January 22, 2020
February 26, 2020
March 25, 2020
April 22, 2020
May 27, 2020

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

2019-2020 Dates 
September 10, 2019
November 12, 2019
December 10, 2019
January 14, 2020
February 11, 2020
March 10, 2020
April 14, 2020
May 12, 2020
June 9, 2020

Milbrook Elementary School
4300 Crest Heights Road, 21215
9:30-10:15 a.m.
Reading to 1st grade students

2019-2020 Dates
September 11, 2019
October 16, 2019
November 13, 2019
December 11, 2019
January 8, 2020
February 12, 2020
March 11, 2020
April 22, 2020
May 13, 2020
June 3, 2020

*Baltimore County Public Schools (BCPS) requires volunteers to complete a brief volunteer training that can be done online at http://www.bcps.org/community/volunteer_info/. Volunteers must bring a certificate and verification to the school at your first visit before you can volunteer.

Timber Grove Elementary School *Volunteers are urgently needed.
701 Academy Avenue, Owings Mills, 21117

10:30-11:30 a.m.
Reading to 1st grade students

2019-2020 Dates
September 18, 2019
October 16, 2019
November 20, 2019
December 18, 2019
January 15, 2020
February 19, 2020
March 18, 2020
April 22, 2020
May 20, 2020

*Baltimore County Public Schools (BCPS) requires volunteers to complete a brief volunteer training that can be done online at http://www.bcps.org/community/volunteer_info/. Volunteers must bring a certificate and verification to the school at your first visit before you can volunteer.

Wellwood Elementary School **Volunteers are urgently needed.
2901 Smith Avenue, Baltimore, 21208
11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Reading to 1st grade students

2019-2020 Dates *Details being finalized and will be updated here soon

*Baltimore County Public Schools (BCPS) requires volunteers to complete a brief volunteer training that can be done online at http://www.bcps.org/community/volunteer_info/. Volunteers must bring a certificate and verification to the school at your first visit before you can volunteer.

Dorothy I. Height Elementary – run by Beth Am Congregation in partnership with JVC

Church Lane Elementary – run by the Covenant Guild in partnership with JVC

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.

Want to volunteer for one of our Bookworms programs, Click Here.

For more information about 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 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, ebloom@associated.org.

 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, ebloom@associated.org.