Newcomers has a program in which members volunteer for the Grand Rapids Public Schools. The "Literacy Ladies"
go to the elementary school that has been assigned to us by the school district on a bi-monthly basis and serve where needed in the school . In the Library, they assist students in selecting books, they read to the students and help foster a desire in those students to read. In the classroom, they may work with a group of students or on a one-on-one basis, depending on what assistance the teacher needs that day.
Our shifts are every other Thursday, and morning and afternoon times are available. Volunteers are required to complete the Volunteer Application, available on the Grand Rapids Public Schools website, grps.org.
The kids and the staff are so appreciative of any help we can give and it is such a rewarding experience! We hope you will join us!