RedRover is offering a RedRover Readers volunteer training workshop on Sunday, August 13, 2017 in Sacramento, California.
Please share this event with others who might be interested in this volunteer opportunity. This workshop is offered to community members, shelter staff, volunteers and people who would like to learn how to use the RedRover Readers curriculum in their community to promote empathy and compassion, listening and critical thinking skills through stories and discussion.
Volunteer application form:
How does the program work?
After attending a RedRover Readers training, volunteers use the RedRover Readers curriculum to facilitate storytelling and discussion in their classrooms. Students listen to and interact with five pre-selected books in five, 45-minute lessons that are typically spread out over a span of five weeks. Students participate in group discussions and do engaging activities to reinforce concepts such as trust, respect, friendship and decision-making and practice skills such as perspective-taking.
Research suggests that our program:
— Builds self-esteem and motivates students to take an important subject seriously
— Stimulates additional student-directed learning
— Builds students’ knowledge and potentially affects their behaviors related to caring for pets
— Builds students’ empathy and compassion for pets
More information is available at:
Contact RedRover’s Education Coordinator Tara Lenehan at [email protected]
or 916.429.2457x308 with any questions you may have.