Age Minimum (with Adult): 21+, Minimum Age:21+, Orientation Required, Background Check
The Dads and Books (DAB) program: A Family Reading Initiative needs volunteers to lead a series of classes designed to help incarcerated fathers of young children develop their skills in reading children’s literature as well as to encourage reading to their children.
Volunteer Activities: Volunteers will lead literacy-focused classes. The following are samples of session titles: Fun with Letters, Fun with Parents/Children, Fun with Words, and Fun with Telling Stories. The volunteer will gain a greater understanding and appreciation of the different educational values and lifestyles from the incarcerated population. They will also benefit from using specific methods and strategies for helping fathers promote the joy of reading to their children.
Time Commitment: 8 to 12 hours monthly, Volunteers must attend a three-hour in-service training workshop before they start.
Time Frame: one year
Availability: The first and second Tuesday and Thursday afternoon every other month. Volunteers will serve two hours each day.
Location: Mecklenburg County Jails
Requirements: The desired qualifications in a volunteer include having a mature demeanor, a sense of humor, good reading and writing skills, dependability and promptness.
• How to I become a volunteer?
About the Agency: The Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office mission is to build character, not jails. The MCSO Library system exposes the inmate population to reading, programming and legal information in an attempt to ease tension and promote literacy.
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