Opportunity Details

Volunteers Needed
Children & Youth Education, Schools

Age Minimum (with Adult):18+, Minimum Age:18+

Love Kids & Books? Coordinate SMART in East Portland! (age 18+) Referral

Support children's literacy in your community and inspire a love of books and reading. Work with elementary school staff to schedule students and volunteers and to provide program oversight during reading sessions. Lead a team of committed volunteers and make a significant contribution to your local school.

Site Coordinators are urgently needed at these schools:

  • Earl Boyles Elementary: 10822 SE Bush Street

  • Gilbert Heights Elementary: 12839 SE Holgate Blvd

  • Patrick Lynch Elementary: 1546 SE 169th Place

  • Margaret Scott Elementary: 14700 NE Sacramento Street

Programs run during school hours Monday - Friday. Time commitment is 2 – 8 hours per week, depending on elementary school assignment and your availability. Programs run from October 2017 through mid-May 2018.

SMART (Start Making A Reader Today) is an early literacy nonprofit that envisions an Oregon in which every child can read and is empowered to succeed. We engage community volunteers to help PreK-3rd grade children become confident readers by providing one-on-one literacy support, valuable adult mentorship, and books to take home and keep. The SMART Site Coordinator is essential to ensuring that a SMART program is able to open at a school.

Keywords: breaking_the_cycle, East_County


Opportunity Requirements:

  • Volunteers must be 18 years of age or older to participate in this opportunity.

Click on "Express Interest" below if you are interested in helping out!

**This is a Referral Opportunity, which means it is run directly by one of our nonprofit partners. Once you express interest, someone from the partner organization should follow up with you shortly to discuss confirming you as a volunteer for this opportunity.

**Please note, your hours may not be recorded in your Hands On Greater Portland account since this is a partner-managed opportunity.

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