Looking for ways to help ReadyKids? We've worked with groups doing everything from Diaper and New Coat Drives to Saturday Morning Literacy Groups. If you or your organization would like to volunteer, email Adriana Anderson, Philanthropy Officer, or call (434) 296-4118, ext. 233.
Play Partners Volunteer
Read stories and use interactive and fun activities, songs and finger-plays to engage preschool children in the classroom and home childcare setting, and help children develop age-appropriate vocabulary, cognitive skills and get ready for school. Play Partners volunteers are paired up in teams to visit the same child care provider and the children enrolled in their care, providing early literacy sessions, for one hour a week throughout the program year. (sessions run from October - May). Generally, most sessions are scheduled Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday mornings. To get started, contact Christy Arrington Early Learning Program Manager at at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (434)296-4118, ext. 225. Visit the Play Partners page for more information.
Play Partners Volunteer Requirements:
- A love of children and interest in seeing them grow and learn.
- Commitment of approximately two hours each week from October through May with flexibility as needed.
- Willingness to submit to complete ReadyKids volunteer application process which includes background checks.
- Complete a 2-hour Play Partners training (flexible scheduling available).