**NOTE: Volunteers are still needed ONLY for Clay County.**
The Early Learning Coalition of North Florida (ELC) is seeking volunteer readers to read to local preschoolers in Putnam County. Volunteers will read to a classroom or to small groups of children once a week.
“If you love small children, are animated, and have a passion for literacy, this volunteer opportunity is for you,” said ELC’s Outreach Assistant, Joan Whitson. “In the past, ELC has had individual readers, team readers [ex. a small group of friends or a husband and wife], and there have also been civic groups that have adopted a class and took turns reading.”
Early Learning Coalition of North Florida Volunteers will start reading in early September, and training is provided. This includes having access to ELC’s lending library filled with books and materials.
In Putnam County: Please contact ELC’s Outreach Assistant, Lacy Doss, at: [email protected] or call the coalition’s main number: (904) 342-2267 ext. 202 and ask for Joan Whitson, Outreach Manager.
In Clay County: Please contact ELC’s Outreach Assistant, Lacy Doss, at: [email protected] or call the coalition’s main number: (904) 342-2267 ext. 202 and ask for Joan Whitson, Outreach Manager.
The Early Learning Coalition is the leading voice in six counties for child care. ELC works with many other local agencies to ensure that all families have access to quality, affordable child care. Their mission is achieved by leading projects that increase the quality and availability of child care professionals and advocate child care policies that positively impact the lives of children and families. To learn more about the Early Learning Coalition of North Florida and how to assist in ensuring quality child care for all families, visit us at www.elcnorthflorida.org.