VOLUNTEERING WITH ROLLING READERS IS EASY!
All that is required to volunteer with Rolling Readers is to enjoy working with children, have a love of reading and thirty minutes to one hour per week of time available. Our volunteers come from all backgrounds, ranging in age from 18 years old and up.
In 2017-18 we celebrated our 20th Anniversary in Brevard County Public Schools and this is what we accomplished! With these numbers included, we have now served more than 110,000 children!
23 Elementary Schools Served
234 Classrooms Had A Read Aloud Volunteer – 175 Total Volunteers for all programs!
24 Tutor/Mentor and G.R.I.P. Volunteers Worked with 50 Participating Students
4,157 Children Served in All Programs. All Received a Gift Book During the Annual Give Away
234 Teachers Received a book for their class library.
917 Additional Books were Distributed from Donations Received from the Community
5,308 Total Books Distributed
4 HOURS A MONTH IS ALL IT TAKES
That’s right. In just 30-minutes to an hour each week, Rolling Readers volunteers share the joy of reading and assist children in developing better reading skills.
We provide an orientation/training to ensure that all our volunteers feel at ease participating in their chosen program.
Time: 30 minutes
Read to a classroom of children, Pre-K through sixth grade once a week. Under the watchful eyes of the teacher, who remains in the room during the session, read books from different literary genres, introduce new vocabulary, reinforce the importance of sequencing, details and main idea, model good reading, interact with the students by discussing the ideas and messages in the books, expand background knowledge and share the joy of reading. Have fun!
Time: 60 minutes
Work individually with second-grade children once a week to strengthen their reading skills, utilizing a leveled series of books.
Listen to students practice reading aloud. Help students enrich their vocabulary and improve comprehension and fluency.
G.R.I.P. – Grade Level Reading Intervention Program
Time: 30-45 minutes
Meet weekly with small groups of eight- and nine-year-old children to conduct fun, hands-on activities that reinforce reading skills.
Volunteers help these struggling students build a stronger literacy base.
ANNUAL BOOK GIVEAWAY
In March, Rolling Readers has an Annual Book Giveaway. A new hardcover book, selected specifically for each grade level, is given to the students as a gift from their volunteer. The children are urged to take the book home and share it with family and friends. For some of these children, our book is the only book in the home.
Our unwavering commitment to improving our community children’s reading skills and sharing the love of reading takes volunteers like you to make it happen.