HOW CAN I VOLUNTEER?
BBF is free Reading Program located in Hancock County, Indiana. We take animals into school, libraries, stores etc., and give children a chance to work on their reading skills by reading to an animal. Animals provide a non-judgmental, non-threatening audience while giving the child their full attention. A child will often read to an animal before they will read to an adult because an animal never tells them they are wrong and provides a calm relaxed atmosphere to read in. If this is something you are interested in, then read further to find out how you can be part of our team!!
We are looking to add animals to the Reading Buddy Family. If your animal is mellow, loves kids, will sit and listen to students read and most of all loves to be pet, then we want to learn more about you and your animal!!
1. Fill out the online application, waiver and Pet Screen Forms.
2. An appointment will be set up to further evaluate your animal. Criminal Background Check Forms and Vet Health Check forms will be given to you at this time.
3. Once 1 and 2 are complete and it is determined your animal will make a great Reading Buddy, we will set up a time that you and your animal can complete 2 visits to listen to kids read with a certified Reading Buddy.
4. Information will be given on how to further your animals certifications.
FUNDRAISING, PUBLIC RELATIONS:
We need to add volunteers to help with Fundraising and Public Relations areas.
BBF will be having some super huge fundraising events in the near future. We need all the creative minds we can gather to help with this. If Fundraising is your area of expertise, then we want to talk to you.
Please fill out a Volunteer, Waiver form online. We will look at your information, then set up a time to meet you. We will give you a Criminal Background Check form to fill out at that meeting. When everything checks out, we will start discussing Fundraising more in depth!!
We are looking for persons who can be on the lookout for reading locations. These can include schools, libraries stores etc. We also need persons to help spread the word that BBF is always looking for volunteers and Reading Buddies.
Please fill out a Volunteer, Waiver form online. We will look at your information, then set up a time to meet you. We will give you a Criminal Background Check form to fill out at that meeting. When everything checks out, we can start discussing ideas about getting the word out about BBF.