Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Volunteer Opportunity

Like children? Think you would enjoy teaching a child how to read? Read on...
Are you looking for opportunities to connect your students with children and schools in the community?

The Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services at JMU is home to the Reading Road Show-Gus Bus program and the Shenandoah Valley Migrant Education program. They are both currently trying to recruit volunteers for a tutoring program for elementary aged students. Volunteers would go to the child’s home for 1 – 2 hours per week to work with the child. They would need their own transportation to the child’s home. This is a commitment for the entire school year, lasting until May 2014. Volunteers will offer 1-2 hours per week and will have a flexible schedule.

The Gus Bus serves low-income neighborhoods in Harrisonburg, Rockingham County, and Page County through two mobile literacy vehicles. These vehicles provide story time, activities, and book checkout for children. Want to learn more about our volunteering program? Watch the video at

The primary goal of the Migrant Education Program (MEP) is to ensure that all migrant students reach challenging academic standards and graduate with a high school diploma or complete a GED that prepares them for further learning, productive employment, and to be responsible community members. Want to learn more about the Shenandoah Valley Migrant Education Program? Watch the video at

Contact Natalie Duda at to receive more information, an application, and orientation dates.

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