SMART needs to recruit 90 Site Coordinators by August 21 in order to read with 10,700 Oregon students this year.

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Can you help us meet our goal?

Please consider helping in one of the following ways:

  • Volunteer! Consider joining SMART as a Site Coordinator. Sign up online here, or call 877-598-4633 to learn more.
  • Tell your friends, families, and colleagues. Personalize the email message below and send it to folks in your networks.
  • Get social! Post about our need for Site Coordinators on social media. You can find sample posts below, or, click here to post a Tweet.

Thank you for helping us bring the gift of shared reading and access to books to 10,700 Oregon children.

Template Email

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

An organization I care about, SMART (Start Making A Reader Today), is launching a statewide campaign to recruit 90 new Site Coordinators by Aug. 21 in order to meet their goal of providing over 10,700 children this year with one-on-one reading support and books to keep and read with their families.

Site Coordinators, SMART’s leadership volunteers, are vital to the success of SMART’s reading programs. From October through May, Site Coordinators provide program oversight during reading sessions, act as a key point of contact at SMART schools, and create a welcoming, organized environment for volunteer Readers and students. SMART simply cannot do their work without them.

If you have 2-8 hours per week to volunteer, the Site Coordinator role is an incredible opportunity to make a difference in the lives of both students and adult volunteers. You can even pair up with a friend and do it as a team!  Read more about this special role here.

With your support, I know that SMART can exceed its goal! Here are three ways you can help:

  • Volunteer! Consider joining SMART as a Site Coordinator. Sign up online here, or call 877-598-4633 to learn more.
  • Tell your friends, families, and colleagues. Personalize this email message and forward it to folks in your networks.
  • Get social! Post about SMART’s need for Site Coordinators on social media. You can find sample Facebook posts here on our website. Or, click here to post a Tweet.

Join us in doing what SMART does best: help kids build motivation and a love of reading through shared reading and access to books!

Thank you!

Sincerely,

[Insert name]

Sample Social Media Posts

Facebook/Linked In

SMART is looking for Site Coordinators to lead our program(s) at/in [name of schools or town]. It’s a fun, meaningful way to volunteer in your community and make a difference for kids! To learn more, go to http://www.getsmartoregon.org/get-involved/volunteer/volunteer-opportunities/.

Over 95% of SMART students show improvement in literacy development, but we can’t do it without our volunteer Site Coordinators. Learn more about how you can get involved: http://bit.ly/28PwtBL

Did you know that people who volunteer are healthier and happier? Build relationships in your community while making a difference for kids by becoming a SMART Site Coordinator. http://bit.ly/28PwtBL

Twitter

Volunteers make it possible for SMART to provide one-on-one reading time to over 10,600 kids in Oregon! Join us: http://bit.ly/28PwtBL

Help foster a love of reading in children by joining SMART as a Site Coordinator! http://bit.ly/28PwtBL

Links

www.getSMARToregon.org

https://www.getsmartoregon.org/get-involved/volunteer/volunteer-form/ 

http://www.getsmartoregon.org/assets/Site-Coordinator-Position-Description.pdf