Dear Friends of Reading to Kids,
HELP! FIVE MORE EXPERIENCED VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
FOR THIS SATURDAY'S READING CLUBS!
Five volunteer spots opened yesterday for our August 13th "Arts & Creativity" virtual reading clubs this Saturday, so please head to www.readingtokids.org and submit your RSVP for them today!
If you have ever read with us at any of our prior reading clubs
(face-to-face or virtual), please RSVP now at our homepage at
www.readingtokids.org to help us meet our commitment to the schools. Or, keep checking back to see if we have new open spots before 3pm tomorrow!
(If you are signed up but can't attend after all, please
click here to cancel ASAP or before 3:00 p.m. tomorrow so someone else can take your place!)
We must continue to limit RSVPs for these virtual reading clubs only to returning
volunteers - people who have volunteered with us at least once before
at any of our previous face-to-face or virtual reading clubs. See below for how virtual clubs work.
If you check our website and find all reader spots are full today or tomorrow, please keep checking back so we'll have enough volunteers in case someone had to cancel.
STAND-BY READERS WANTED!
If all spots are full then please let us know at
email@example.com if you are willing to be a
"stand-by" reader for this Saturday. A "stand-by" reader is someone willing to fill in for any grade at any school if we have any last-second reader cancellations.
Stand-by readers must be available this Saturday morning from 8am to around 11am and willing to read via Zoom to any grade at any school. It's a valuable role!
(We hope to announce soon when we may be able to return to in-person reading clubs on our partner-school campuses.)
HOW VIRTUAL READING CLUBS WORK
Because LAUSD has not yet determined when volunteer organizations can return to on-campus events, we continue to use Zoom for these virtual reading clubs.
The reading clubs will be hosted by participating teachers at each school
using their school Zoom accounts, but you will need your own Zoom account to
join the reading club. If you don’t already have a Zoom account, you can sign up
for a free, Basic account here:
You will need to use Zoom from a desktop or laptop computer. The phone and
tablet versions of Zoom do not have the necessary features for our virtual
Ideally, anyone who
volunteers for these virtual reading clubs will be comfortable using
Zoom. If you wish to test out your Zoom connectivity prior to the
reading clubs, we encourage you to email us at
firstname.lastname@example.org so we may do a brief test run with you before the
virtual reading clubs.
The Friday before the
reading clubs you will receive a link for a Zoom "check-in" session with your
Site Coordinators that will begin promptly at 9:00 a.m. that Saturday.
Click here to review the schedule for these virtual reading clubs.
Once you and your fellow
volunteers are checked in, that same Zoom session will have a Zoom Volunteer
Orientation / Virtual Reading Club Training that will start promptly at 9:15
At 9:30 a.m. you and your
volunteer partner will leave that Site Coordinator session and then join the
teacher's Zoom session. The teacher will host the Zoom call and make you
co-hosts. The first 30 minutes will be for troubleshooting and a prep session
for just you and your reading partner and the teacher.
The kids will join that
same reading club Zoom session at 10:00 a.m., and it will likely go until 10:30
or 11:00, at the teacher's discretion.
After the reading clubs
end you will then rejoin your Site Coordinator's Zoom call for a brief wrap-up.
To screen share the book
you will be reading with the children, you will need Adobe Acrobat or the free
Adobe Reader from
We will provide you a PDF
of the read-aloud book so you can prepare for the reading clubs. You can see the
read-aloud book titles for this month at
We will provide at the
above link activities and simple craft ideas the kids can do at home. You would
prepare to lead the kids in an activity and craft, though you may not actually
do a craft, depending upon how the Zoom session goes. The kids may just want to
talk to new faces!
READING TO KIDS IS HIRING!
Are you or someone you know ready to work full-time at a nonprofit where you can make a big difference? Reading to Kids is hiring a
Program Coordinator for a permanent position starting as soon as possible!
The position is posted on our website at readingtokids.org/News/ProgramCoordinator2022.html, where you can also read it by clicking on the Program Coordinator button below Latest News. Be sure to apply as soon as possible.
Please share the above position with anyone you think would be a good fit, especially if they have volunteered with us before!
MARKETING COMMITTEE ZOOM MEETING
THIS MON. 8/15 AT 7PM
Join us this Monday, August 15th for our
Marketing Committee Zoom meeting from 7pm - 8pm!
E-mail us at
email@example.com and we'll send you the Evite with all the information to join the meeting where we'll plan for our Annual Fund Drive and outreach efforts!
DECADE 5 MULTIMEDIA EVENT / 50TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION ON 9/10/22:
TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE!
On Saturday, September 10th, one of our most dedicated volunteers, Prince Selvage III, is turning 50 years old, and he is holding his 50th birthday celebration as a multimedia event and fundraiser for Reading to Kids!
His event is in the evening (after our September reading clubs) from 6pm to 11pm and features art, music, and fashion in a gallery setting!
Purchase your ticket to attend with a suggested $20 donation.
Click this link to donate and secure your ticket today before they sell out!
Attendees will view the works of four talented artists while enjoying beats and grooves by a rotating roster of four of LA's finest DJs! Experience a special pop-up fashion boutique with the unique brand that is "SPY SCHOOL Los Angeles"!
WHEN: Saturday, September 10th, 6pm - 11pm
WHERE: START Los Angeles gallery
2270 Venice Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90006
Cost: $20 suggested donation, with all proceeds benefiting Reading to Kids!
Click the ticketing link above for details!