Project Transformation Arkansas is committed to supporting children in their love of reading and academic growth. This summer we will have volunteers read in-person with children one-on-one, working to help maintain or improve their reading level and love of literacy throughout the school year.
In-person Reading Buddies will take place at Lakeside UMC. Reading Buddies offer genuine relationships, encouragement, and reading help for children during the summer program. In order to volunteer in person with Project Transformation Arkansas, you must go through Safe Sanctuary Training and undergo a background check. If you are a member of a United Methodist Church, please work with your church to complete your Safe Sanctuary training and background check. Others may receive training through PT Arkansas.
• Register on Give Pulse
• Arrive 15 minutes before appointed volunteer time
• Recognize and affirm children’s strengths, contributions, and achievements
• Support students in reading and other literacy-based activities
• Must be 18 years or older, Ages 13-17 may volunteer with a parent/guardian/youth leader present
• Cleared criminal background check run in the last year (for ages 18+)
• Completed Safe Sanctuary Training in the past two years (for ages 18+)
• Must have all doses of the COVID-19 vaccine at least 2 weeks before your first volunteer date
• Encouraging spirit
• Love of learning
To help children maintain or improve their reading level while out of school for the summer.
Times and Dates are subject to change in the case of an emergency. We are hopeful that all set times and dates will not change.
Have questions? Contact Sam Meadors, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Have you been exposed to someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19? See the CDC’s risk assessment guidance.
- Do you have symptoms consistent with COVID-19? Symptoms can include a cough or shortness of breath or at least two of the following: Fever, Chills, Repeated shaking with chills, Muscle pain, Headache, Sore throat, New loss of taste or smell. See the CDC’s symptom information.