Army of Readers Needs Volunteers

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The Salvation Army Action Group, along with the Peter C. and Emajean Cook Foundation, is holding their second annual Army of Readers event to celebrate reading in Grand Rapids!  They’re hoping to spread literary happiness to over 1,000 children, and are looking for 50 young professional and college student volunteers to help!

The event will take place on Friday, April 19, 2013 from 8:00 am to 11:30 am.  An orientation session will be held that morning to give volunteers time to practice reading their assigned book and to learn how to administer a fun-filled classroom activity related to their book before transporting to different classrooms in the area.

For more information and to sign up for this half-day bookworm term, please visit  For questions, please contact Angela DeVries, Director of Volunteer Services, at or call 616.459.3433 ext: 1184.

This opportunity was developed by the Action Group of The Salvation Army in partnership with the Peter C. and Emajean Cook Foundation and with the support of Crowe Horwath LLP.


View a video of last year’s event below.