Be a Camp iRock Reading Buddy

Reading buddy helps a child

Volunteer To Be A Camp iRock Reading Buddy This Summer

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!

The ideal Camp iRock Reading Buddy would be able to serve twice a week for 30 minutes or more during June. However, some flexibility is possible. Volunteers will receive training and supervision from the School District of Pickens County and will coordinate all activities with 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-to-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 a child, see a child’s 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.

For More Information

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



8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

(Possible afternoon hours available)


McKissick Academy, Easley

Liberty Elementary, Liberty

Pickens Elementary, Pickens


Prefer a minimum of 30 minutes, twice a week (flexible)


Apply Now!

Submit your application by filling out the form below:

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