SMART Reading is Seeking Volunteers in Bend
SMART Reading is a statewide childrenís literacy nonprofit that serves kids in Oregonís highest need schools and communities with two ingredients critical for literacy and learning success: shared reading time and access to books.
After two years of providing virtual reading support, SMART is reinstating in-person programming while continuing to offer virtual reading opportunities in the 2022-23 school year. The organization is seeking volunteers for two important roles:
Readers who are paired with the same child or classroom week after week, sharing the joy of reading, building confidence, and helping set students up for a lifetime of success.
Site Coordinators who act as our on-the-ground leads at each of our sites, overseeing and implementing the weekly reading sessions.
Volunteer Readers spend an hour a week reading with PreK through third-grade children, and Site Coordinators spend two to eight hours each week leading the program at their site. To learn more about this fun and rewarding experience, please contact your local SMART office at 541-797-7726, or visit our website at www.SMARTReading.org.