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Be a Reading Buddy!

Be A Camp iRock Reading Buddy Volunteer

As a Reading Buddy volunteer, you will spend time with Camp iRock campers on a regular basis to help them improve their literacy skills and inspire a love of reading and books. You will provide encouragement as a child succeeds, and you will be able to model through your own actions that reading is fun.

Camp iRock Reading Buddies ideally volunteer twice a week for 30 minutes or more on Mondays-Thursdays, 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., from June 10 until July 19 (excluding the week of July 4). Alternative schedules can be arranged. Volunteers will receive training and supervision from the School District of Pickens County and will coordinate all activities with the Camp iRock teaching staff to support and extend the literacy learning that is occurring in the Camp iRock classroom.

Reading Buddies should be patient and encouraging, good communicators with excellent listening skills, able to work one-on-one with young people at their pace, passionate about literacy, fluent in English and a competent reader, and able to interact with children from diverse backgrounds.

Reading Buddies will have the opportunity to develop meaningful relationships with campers, see their reading skills and confidence grow, share your love of reading and books with children, and use your creativity and innovation to facilitate learning.

All Reading Buddy volunteers must be 18 years of age or older and will be screened through a SLED background check.

Apply Now

Submit your Camp iRock Reading Buddy application by clicking the button below.

For More Information

Contact Karen Culley, Vice President of Community Impact, 864-850-7094 x 102 to learn more.

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