Spokane County Library District

4322 N Argonne Road
Spokane, WA 99212

(509) 893-8200

scld.org

Positions: 

Reading Buddy

Location: 

Varies - Spokane County Schools

Focus Area: 

Education/Youth Mentoring

Populations served: 

Youth

Time Commitment:

8 weeks per session

The Spokane County Library District is made up of 11 full-service libraries serving more than 279,000 residents in Spokane County and the affiliated cities and towns of Cheney, Deer Park, Fairfield, Latah, Medical Lake, Millwood, Rockford, Spangle, Spokane Valley, Waverly, and Airway Heights.

 

The Library District offers events and programs for all ages from story-times to Social Security workshops and everything in between. Our staff is well-trained in finding the information you need, whether in our catalog or online. We also provide mobile services to childcare centers and retirement homes.

Volunteering with Spokane County Library District

Reading Buddy Program

You can help a child improve their reading skills & gain confidence as a reader.

reading buddy is a volunteer who loves reading and enjoys spending time with kids. The Reading Buddy Program pairs volunteers, as mentors, with elementary school students.

 

As a reading buddy, you meet with a student once per week for 8 weeks to read together one-on-one and foster a love of reading.

 

PARTICIPATING SCHOOLS

 

Central Valley School District: Broadway, McDonald, and Progress Elementary Schools

Cheney School District: Salnave Elementary School

East Valley School District: Otis Orchards and Trent Elementary Schools

Mead School District: Brentwood Elementary School

West Valley School District: Pasadena Park Elementary School

 

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE READING BUDDY PROGRAM

 

· Apply online at our Volunteer Application Portal (scld.org/volunteer)

· Provide consent to a background check

· Attend an orientation

· Commit to at least one 8-week session

 

ORIENTATION DATES

For upcoming volunteer orientation dates, please contact our Literacy Program Coordinator, Melanie Boerner, at (509) 893-8408 or mboerner@scld.org

Visit Us:

YMCA Corporate Office

1126 N Monroe St

Spokane, WA 99201

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