REMOTE VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
These are “Do it yourself” (DIY) volunteer activities, to be completed at home and then sent to the CIS office. You can view instructions for each of these opportunities below.
Virtual Story Time Videos
Record a video of yourself reading a children’s book in English or Spanish. We want to build a virtual “library” of story time videos that teachers can share with their students.
If recording on your phone, please record videos horizontally, save as an .mp4 (or other similar file type such as .mov, .mpeg4, or .mjpeg) and submit online through this link. Please remember to speak slowly, clearly and loudly. If you encounter any issues submitting videos you can instead email them to [email protected].
Feel free to dress up, be silly, and have fun! Please record videos in front of a neutral background, such as an empty wall.
We would prefer that readers read from physical books as if you were reading for an in-person story time. You can check your local library to find copies of these books or purchase a used copy from Thriftbooks (https://www.thriftbooks.com).
Below is a list of authors suggested across our elementary schools, and linked are two United Way Reading Lists for elementary aged youth. Any of these books would be great!
United Way’s 10 books that foster resiliency in young children
United Way’s 10 books that celebrate family generations
- Mo Willems
- Jory John
- Jon Klassen
- Laura Numeroff
- Kevin Henkes
- David Shannon
- Cynthia Rylant
- Books from the Pete the Cat book series
Volunteers can drop off completed projects at our main office Monday-Friday during regular business hours. Please reach out to us prior to drop off. Our office address is 1808 Coyote Dr, Suite 100, Chester, VA 23836; we are the first door on the left after walking through the main entrance.
If mailing cards, please mail them to Communities In Schools of Chesterfield, P.O. Box 10, Chesterfield, VA, 23832.