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Volunteer Opportunity - Reading to children!! Education

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Last updated on February 10, 2016

Operation Read is a reading program currently conducted at 9 after-school sites and at 4 preschool programs in Iowa & Illinois with the goal of increasing students' enjoyment of reading. A individual or a team of 2-8 volunteers (led by a "team captain") pick a month at the site of their choice, read to a group of children and complete an activity that relates to the book. The book and activity are chosen by the volunteer lead. At the end of each month, books are provided to the volunteers from United Way to hand out to the kids to take home with them!

Preschool Sites (sites done year round):

  • Scott County Family YMCA- Davenport- Fridays 9:30 a.m.
  • Scott County Family YMCA- Davenport- Wednesdays 3:30 p.m.
  • Skip-A-Long- Rock Island- Tuesdays 9:30 a.m.
  • Skip-A-Long- Rock Island- Thursdays 3:30 p.m.
  • YWCA of the Quad Cities- Rock Island- Mondays 3:30 p.m.
  • Aldridge Early Learning Center- East Moline- Tuesdays 3:30 p.m.

After-school sites(September-November, January-April):
  • Garfield School in Moline- Fridays at 3:30
  • Eugene Field School in Rock Island- Fridays at 3:30
  • Earl Hanson School in Rock Island- Wednesdays at 3:20
  • Hillcrest School in East Moline- Fridays at 3:30
  • Lincoln Irving School in Moline- Fridays at 3:30
  • Willard School in Moline- Wednesdays at 3:30
  • Thomas Jefferson School in Milan- Fridays at 3:30
  • Center for Alcohol & Drug Services in Davenport- Wednesdays at 3:30
  • Paul Norton School in Bettendorf- Thursdays at 3:30

What is the time commitment if I were to volunteer?

One month for 45 minutes per week at either a morning or afternoon session during the week.

What would my responsibility be if I decided to take on a site as "team captain" for a month?

  • Recruit a team of 2-8 people

  • Pick a month at the site of your choice (as available)

  • Pick a theme for the month if you choose to

  • Decide which books you will read each week of the month

  • Pick an activity to do each week that month (activity can be a craft, a word find, a game, a coloring page, etc)

  • Fill out a monthly report form stating what books & activities were completed each week (to share with other volunteers doing Operation Read)

  • Program is Building 40 Developmental Assets:
  • Reading for Pleasure
  • Adult Role Models
  • Creative Activities
  • This opportunity is sponsored by: United Way Of The Quad Cities Area

    We need volunteers who are free at these times
    Monthly  Weekly
    This volunteer opportunity is available to the following types of volunteers
    Adults (26-54)  Large Group (11+)
    Adults (55+)  Small Group (2-10)
    Families  Unpaid Interns
    Individual  Young Adults (18-25)

    I'm interested in this opportunity

    Contact Person:
    Amy Daniels, (phone), (email)
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     3247 E 35 St Ct
    Davenport, IA 52807
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       Nearest Bus Stop: less than one block, 1 minute walk

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    Web Site: http://www.unitedwayqc.org
    Last updated on February 10, 2016

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