作为书友志愿者,通过阅读释放潜能

OneGroup 员工福利高级专家兼 "书友 "志愿者朱丽叶-纳宾格(Juliet Nabinger)分享了她如何将为锡拉丘兹市学区儿童读书的经历变成她一周中最美好的时光。

撰稿人朱丽叶-纳宾格(Juliet Nabinger),OneGroup 员工福利高级专家兼书伴志愿者

2022/2023 学年是我第一次在锡拉丘兹市学区担任纽约中部联合之路书友志愿者。 我们公司的聊天板上出现了这个机会。 我在 OneGroup 风险管理和保险部工作,我们一直是纽约中部联合之路(United Way of Central New York)的合作伙伴,所以当我看到关于书友会的帖子时,我决定去了解一下。

我不确定自己是否愿意投入到志愿服务中,也不确定自己的工作时间是否能安排得过来;但信息介绍会的内容非常丰富,让我明白了为什么这个项目对社区如此重要。 正是通过这次信息交流会,我开始反思自己的成长经历和公共教育经验。 我有幸在丰富的资源和机会中成长,学习和成长。

让我印象尤为深刻的是,在介绍性信息会议上,主讲人提到幼儿园至二年级的孩子们正在 “学习阅读”,之后将进入 “阅读学习 “阶段。 如果他们在某个阶段还没有掌握阅读技能,那么他们在学习其他知识时就会自动落后。

一群成年人站在教室里

就在那一刻,我决定要帮助我们社区的孩子掌握成功所需的阅读技能。 幸运的是,我所在的公司鼓励我参与社区活动和志愿服务;我的经理完全同意,允许我每周抽出一个半小时的工作时间来回馈社会。

每周四的这一个半小时很快就成了我一周中最美好的时光,也是我一直期待的事情。 我知道能够帮助孩子们提高阅读能力会让我感到很充实,但我低估了学生与书友之间的关系会产生多大的影响。

参加书友计划让学生们感到自己是特别的,是被选中的,他们喜欢和书友在一起。 在整个学期中,我与这些学生建立了有意义的联系,并看到了他们阅读技能的进步。 看到少量的时间和个别的关注就能改变这些孩子的阅读能力、社交能力和学习态度,我真是大开眼界。

我非常享受担任书友志愿者的时光,我向所有希望回馈社会的人强烈推荐这种经历。 我迫不及待地想在未来继续做志愿者!


社区基金会最近向 “中北卡罗来纳州联合之路”(United Way of CNY)提供了 5 万美元,用于支持 “书友”(Book Buddies)计划的运营费用,该计划为锡拉丘兹市学区的儿童提供一对一的志愿者阅读帮助。

纽约州中部联合劝募会正在为即将到来的学年招募书友志愿者。如果您有兴趣成为书友志愿者,请点击

此处


或通过以下方式联系 Laurie Black


bookbuddies@unitedway-cny.org


或 315.428.3941 联系 Laurie Black。

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