How You Can Help

There are many opportunities to volunteer with the Bartholomew County Literacy Task Force. We have hundreds of volunteers from the community every year. Here are some things you can do to help:

Childrens' Programs

  • Book Buddies

    Want to be part of the county's largest volunteer organization? Book Buddies may be for you! Volunteer tutors donate one hour of their time each week to help struggling readers in second and third grade. During that hour, volunteers spend 30 minutes each with two children. Lesson plans are provided and a staff member is on site to assist the tutors and students. The program lasts September through April of each school year.

    Want to help out but can’t commit to a regular schedule? Become a Book Buddies substitute and fill in for those who are unable to attend their weekly session.

  • Book Express

    Volunteers can help manage the bus at local fairs, festivals and other special events. Duties include handing out free books to children and promote the joy of reading. Shifts vary by event.


  • Literacy Festival

    The Literacy Festival features entertainment, activities, and games that promote literacy and celebrate the joy of reading within our community. This event is usually held on the second Saturday of May every year. Volunteers are needed at the festival to help setup the area, assist with the activities, and assist with the cleaning up processes after the festival. 4 hour shifts available.

  • High School Senior Project /Service Learning Hours

    If you are looking for some ideas for your senior project, Bartholomew County Literacy Task Force is a good place to start. You could work with one of our programs, like Book Buddies, or help with the task force in general. You will learn how we work behind the scenes- marketing, fundraising, event-planning and so forth.

Become a Volunteer

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