I volunteered for several years and encouraged several others to do so. I have always enjoyed reading, first as a tiny child sitting on Dad’s lap and then on my own as I learned the magic of reading. A number of children in SMART had difficulty in their classrooms, but they were usually happy to read and look at books with me. I was sometimes the favorite SMART volunteer because I could sit in the beanbag chairs (and get up afterwards). Several years ago I needed to go back to work and am no longer available for SMART.