Teen volunteer opportunities at Eagle County libraries
VAIL CO, Colorado
Reading Buddies is a reading enrichment program that pairs trained teens entering grade 9-12 with a younger child once a week to read, play games and do reading-related activities.
“Students in grades 7-12 can volunteer to be Big Buddies,” said Cathy Zaikis, who specializes in services for teens at the Avon Public Library. “Typically, Big Buddies are teens who love reading, enjoy working with younger children, and want to give back to their community.”
All teen volunteers will receive training before and during the program.
The Avon, Eagle and Gypsum Libraries will be conducting mandatory training sessions prior to the summer Reading Buddies sessions. Please call the appropriate contact numbers below for more information. Applications and brochures with this information are also available at all three libraries.
Reading Buddies summer session will be held at the Avon Public Library on Wednesdays, June 15-July 27, from 4:15 to 5:15 p.m. For more information, call Zaikis at 970-949-6797.
Reading Buddies summer session will be held at the Eagle Library on Mondays, June 13-Aug. 8, from 11 a.m. to Noon. For more information, call Dale at 970-328-8800.
Reading Buddies summer session will be held at the Gypsum Library on Wednesdays, July 6-Aug. 10, 10:30 a.m. to noon. For more information, call Kendra at 970-524-5080.
Reading Buddies is a partnership project between the Eagle Valley Library District, The Literacy Project and the Friends of the Eagle Valley Library District.
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