Volunteers Needed, Philadelphia Reading Olympics

Posted on April 21, 2006

I am writing to inform you that during the week of May 8th – May 12th, The Free Library of Philadelphia is partnering with the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, Philadelphia Reads, and the School District of Philadelphia to sponsor the Philadelphia Reading Olympics for students in grades 4-6. The week long event is taking place at a variety of locations throughout the city. We are in need of at least 15 volunteers per location, unless otherwise noted, to assist staff, guests, and participants at the event.

Listed below are the dates, times and locations of each event and a generalized list of the volunteer positions. Please share this information with your students, clients, and/ or members of your various programs who may be interested in volunteering for Philadelphia?s First Annual City-Wide Reading Olympics. I hope to have more detailed information about the volunteer positions shortly!

To volunteer, please contact the Free Library?s Volunteer Services Office at 215-686-5340 or volunteer@library.phila.gov or the Office of Public Service Support at 215-686-5372 or readingolympics@library.phila.gov. Orientation/training will be provided for all volunteers one hour prior to the event at each location.

Thank you in advance for your time and consideration!



Tuesday 5/9/06
9am-12noon St. Joseph’s University Campus, City Line Avenue
9am-12noon Temple University Campus, North Broad Street

Wednesday 5/10/06
9am-12noon Community College of Philadelphia Center City
6 volunteers -1 moderator and 5 scorekeepers
4pm-7pm Free Library of Philadelphia, 1901 Vine Street

Thursday 5/11/2006
9am-12noon School District Building, 440 N. Broad Street

1. Traffic Control
2. Information Volunteer
3. Judges, scorekeepers, timekeepers, and moderators.
4. Food Assistant

Sharon Butler
Director of Volunteer Services
Free Library of Philadelphia

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