Community Resources

Volunteer Opportunity - Junior Achievement of Southeastern Pennsylvania

Unlock the potential of hundreds of local 9th grade Reading Intermediate High School students by volunteering
with Junior Achievement of Southeastern Pennsylvania! JA Career Success is an innovative program that equips
students with the tools and skills required to earn and keep a job in high-growth career industries. It is a seven
session program that allows student to explore the crucial workplace skills employers seek but often find lacking
in young employees. The JA Career Success curriculum also incorporates lessons on job hunting, resume
writing, and interviewing techniques.

What makes this program so unique? JA Career Success was developed with 21st century job requirements and
expectations in mind, making the curriculum highly applicable and impactful no matter the career field or industry.
Volunteers bring their indispensable life experience, skills, and know-how to the classroom to further enhance the
lesson plans. As a volunteer you can inspire the next generation of entrepreneurs, innovators, and leaders!

  • JA staff will provide training so you are comfortable visiting the classroom. You will be trained in classroom management,
    understanding and delivering the JA curriculum, working with the classroom teacher, and communicating effectively with students. Supplementary online support including videos and webinars is also available.
  • The time commitment is minimal compared to the significant impact you make. High school grade-level classes include seven 45 minute sessions.
  • JA provides you with a kit containing all of the session plans and student materials you’ll need to make every minute count.
  • JA staff support is available to answer your questions or make suggestions about your volunteer assignment.

Reading Intermediate High School – Reading School District - Spring 2018
High school programs last seven weeks at the same time each week.

Schedule: The sessions run on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
Volunteers can choose the day of the week and time that is most convenient for them!

Dates:
Tuesday: (4/10, 4/17, 4/24, 5/1, 5/8, 5/22, 5/29)
Wednesday: (4/11, 4/18, 4/25, 5/2, 5/9, 5/23, 5/30)
Thursday: (4/12, 4/19, 4/26, 5/3, 5/10, 5/24, 6/1)

2nd Period - 9:45-10:35
3rd Period - 10:35-11:25
4th-5th Period - 11:25-12:15
6th-7th Period - 12:15-1:05
9th Period - 1:35-2:25
10th Period - 2:25-3:15

All sessions are taking place at Reading Intermediate High School, 215 N 12th St, Reading, PA 19604.

Contact Program Manager Laura MacBride at laura.macbride@ja.org or (610) 263-2425 to find out how you can become a mentor to Reading Intermediate High School students!

Download the flyer for more information


Volunteer Opportunity - 6th Annual MOM-n-PA Dental Mission in Reading

Help make a difference by volunteering for the 6th Annual MOM-n-PA Dental Mission in Reading.

On May 18 and 19th 2018 volunteers will assist in the treatment of 2,000 needy patients at the Santander Arena in Reading.

Dentists, hygienists, EFDAs, assistants and nurses are needed to provide patient care.

Lay volunteers are needed to help escort patients (ambassadors), monitor patients, data collection and entry and register patients. No experience necessary, only a willingness to give back to the community.

Go to www.MOM-n-PA.com to learn more and to volunteer. Online registration opens February 1, 2018.


Volunteer Opportunity - Children’s Home of Reading

Children’s Home of Reading is in desperate need of volunteer help in the following areas:

  • Donation room organization
  • Mailings (folding & stuffing envelopes)
  • Social media
  • Data entry/scanning
  • Special events
  • Christmas gift wrapping at Berkshire Mall
  • Gift tags
  • More volunteer recruitment
  • Donation recruitment

If interested, please contact:
Christina (Tina) Krueger
Marketing & Community Relations Manager
Office 610-478-8266 ext. 569 / Fax 610-478-7016/ Fax