Volunteering opportunities available for OKCPS
Oklahoma City Public Schools is welcoming applications for dedicated volunteers wanting to make a meaningful impact on students through a new virtual environment. Virtual volunteering will look and feel different from in-person volunteer work, but with the same goal of helping students academically, while developing mentorship relationships.
Last year about 500 caring adults spent time each week with students across the district as Reading Buddies, primarily in elementary schools. Plans for 2020-21 are to expand to secondary schools this year.
Virtual volunteering will involve one adult paired with a small group of three to four students and will take place on Wednesdays for 30 minutes. It will happen through an online platform, and Reading Buddies will access online books to read and discuss. Designed to improve the reading skills of OKCPS students and inspire them to develop a love of reading, Reading Buddies continues to grow in popularity each year.
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