Reading Buddies. - Teen Reading Buddies Application - Summer 2024

Are you interested in mentoring a younger child and being their Reading Buddy? 

 

Teen volunteers (ages 13-18) who love to read and enjoy working with children may apply to be Big Buddies in our Reading Buddies program. Each selected big buddy will be trained and paired with a child (grades 1-3) to help them become a stronger reader.  

 

Each week, Big Buddies will spend 30 minutes preparing, followed by one hour with their Little Buddies reading and engaging in literacy games. 

 

Volunteer spots are limitedOnce your application is received, it will be reviewed by a youth librarian. Applying for this volunteer opportunity does not guarantee a position. You will be contacted for the next step in the process.

 

If selected as a Big Buddy, Volunteers must commit to attending all 4 sessions. 

 

The application deadline is May 31, 2024.

 

For the volunteers who are selected as big Reading Buddies, there will be a required volunteer orientation and training session on June 13, 2024 from 1:30 to 2:30pm.

Volunteers will also receive weekly support from library staff and peers. 

 

For questions about Reading Buddies, please contact Kelly Allan at kallan@dclibraries.org or Stevie Freeborn at sfreeborn@dclibraries.org

 

 

Highlands Ranch Summer 2024 Reading Buddies sessions 1:153:15 pm

  • Tuesday, June 18
  • Tuesday, June 25
  • Tuesday, July 2
  • Tuesday, July 9

If selected as a big buddy, you must be available on these dates. You will also be able to select alternative locations/sessions in the application form.

 

IMPORTANT: You will receive information and updates regarding selection for this session, including a possible invitation to an interview, so please check your email for notifications. 

 

Applying for this volunteer opportunity does not guarantee a position. You will be contacted for the next step in the process. 

 

Cancellation Policy: Please let us know right away if you need to cancel due to an emergency or illness. Due to the difficulty of securing last-minute volunteer help, Douglas County Libraries normally requests a minimum of 4 days notice if you are unable to attend.  

 

Qualifications Required

  • What is your age range? Must be at least 13 years or older

Schedule Summary

This activity generally occurs on

  • Tuesday - Afternoon, Evening