Guys Read Volunteer Opportunities
Chattahoochee Valley Libraries is now accepting applications for the 2019 GUYS READ program. GUYS READ is a nationally recognized program designed to improve the literacy rates of male youth and encourage boys to become self-motivated, lifelong readers. GUYS READ increases reading comprehension by connecting fourth grade boys with male role models through reading materials that boys want to read, in ways they like to read. We are currently seeking adult male volunteers ages 21 years and older with an interest in working with male youth. Volunteers must be available to facilitate reading sessions during school lunch hours, once or twice a week, for a consecutive five week period: January 28, 2019 -March 1, 2019. Volunteers will read or book-talk visually appealing, fun, age appropriate books, both fiction and non-fiction with male youth at select elementary schools. All applicants must complete an online volunteer application, consent to a criminal background check, and have reliable transportation.
New applicants, click here to complete the online volunteer application. **Must be 21 years of age or older to be approved for Guys Read.**
Winter/Spring 2019 Volunteer Opportunities
We are now accepting applications for Winter/Spring (January 2019-April 2019) volunteer opportunities. Click here to apply.
Adult volunteers (over 18 years of age) must submit the Background Release form in order for applications to be considered complete.
Teen volunteers must submit the Parent Release form in order for applications to be considered complete.
Completed forms may be emailed to email@example.com, faxed to 706-565-8669, or returned in person on the third floor of the Columbus Public Library. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Before volunteering with Chattahoochee Valley Libraries, all volunteers are required to attend orientation and training with the Volunteer Coordinator. The Volunteer Coordinator will give a brief tour showing volunteers where to sign-in and out and where to keep his or her name badge and belongings. Volunteers are then given “on-the-job” training in their assigned branch or department.