Echelon - Army of Readers

The Salvation Army Action Group

& The Peter C. and Emajean Cook Foundation

Army of Readers


Volunteer to Read with The Salvation Army


Friday, October 23, 2015

Shift 1: 8:00am to 11:30am (read to 2 classrooms)


Shift 2: 12:00pm to 2:45pm (read to 2 classroom)


All Day: 8:00am to 2:45pm (read to 4 classrooms)

Please join The Salvation Army Action Group for our second annual Army of Readers event, sponsored by the Cook Foundation, to celebrate reading in area schools. On Friday, October 23rd The Salvation Army is inviting over 70 young professional and college student volunteers to visit classrooms around Grand Rapids for a fun-filled reading activity.

Volunteers will meet at the beginning of their shift for an orientation session at First United Methodist Church, located at 227 E. Fulton Street in Grand Rapids. During the orientation, volunteers will have an opportunity to practice reading their assigned book, and will be taught how to administer a classroom activity related to their book. Volunteers will then transport themselves to their assigned school and read to a classroom with a volunteer partner. Volunteers will then help administer a classroom activity. Overall, we are hoping to spread the joy of reading to over 1,000 children in Grand Rapids area schools.

For more information and to sign up, please visit If you have any questions, please contact Angela DeVries, Assistant Divisional Development Director at, or call 616.459.3433 ext: 1184.

This opportunity was developed by the Action Group of The Salvation Army in partnership with the Peter C. and Emajean Cook Foundation and with support from the First United Methodist Church. Learn more at


Qualifications Required

  • Background Check
  • What age category do you belong? Must be at least 18 years old or older