Reading Buddies

DSCF1661  Williams Elementary Outreach

Reading Buddies

Goals & Responsibilities

  • Time Commitment: 2-8 hours per week
  • Work Hours: Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and/or Fridays 1:00-3:00pm or 8:45-10:45am daily
  • Contact Person: Geraldine Shen and student leader Ned Lauber

Reading Buddies generally work one-on-one with K-2nd graders at the Williamstown Elementary School. Williams students pull WES students out of their classrooms for 15-minute periods of time, during which they play word games and read books. During times when no kids are available to do reading activities, Williams students often work in 3rd-6th grade classrooms for 30-60 minutes. This is a great experience if you enjoy working and reading with young children. Experience working with children is helpful but not required.



  • “I love the program! It’s great meeting new students and learning about their personalities.” — Williams student


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