Meet Our Volunteers

Julie Haseldon

I began volunteering as a reader for the Read-Aloud Volunteer Program shortly after retiring from a career in maintenance and construction.  Reading aloud with children has been a pleasure every year.  I consider this program a win-win for the

Lucinda Winter

Dover 12I have been with the Read-Aloud Program for about 10 years and enjoy it immensely!  It’s always fun to share reading with the children and to see their interest awaken in new books.

When I retired from teaching in the

Wilma Tramble

Wilma TrambleI am a retired Financial Aid Counselor from Cal State East Bay who is also a parent and grandparent.

I enjoy sharing my enthusiasm for reading with the students I interact with and always look forward to my weekly participation

Florence Brown

Read-Aloud Volunteer

Florence begins every Wednesday reading one-on-one to four different children. Her students range from ages four to eight years old. She immigrated from Italy and grew up in North Beach speaking Italian.

Sometimes her former students stop in at the

Patricia Gangwer

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The best part of the Read Aloud Volunteer Program for me is the special time it creates for the reader and listener to share together, enjoying books and reading, awakening imaginations, and exploring literature.

Bill Reuter

Marilyn Nye, the program’s creator, recruited me, saying: “It’s a great chance to do good work in the world after you retire.” She was right, but she didn’t tell me how much fun it would be.

Bill Reuter 2013

I enjoy the students.

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