Phil Patton - Words Alive Volunteer of the Month - April 2017

Join us in congratulating Phil Patton Words Alive Volunteer of the Month for April 2017!

Phil Patton, a relatively new volunteer to the Words Alive Family, began his experience as a reader just last fall.  He started right away leading his own 90-minute small group read-aloud each week, and has been impressive in that role.  Phil has also taken the initiative to substitute for other classrooms wherever there is a need – a tremendous help to our team!

Recently, Phil has volunteered to take on three more classes at a different and far-removed site to support the program when openings became available.  He has really stepped up in an outstanding way to ensure our students receive the Read Aloud Program consistently and with meaningful delivery.

Phil has a wonderful and peaceful demeanor, and has been great to work with in every way.  We are lucky to have him lead in so many of our classrooms, and are proud to call him a volunteer of the Words Alive Family!


Check out the Volunteer of the Month Interview with Phil below!

Tell us a little about yourself, Phil!

I am a retired social worker after 31 years with San Diego Regional Center. I retired June 2016, and started with Words Alive Sept 2016. I was told about Words Alive through a friend!

What is the most rewarding aspect of your current volunteer role, and your work with the organization?

I am an avid reader and love the enthusiasm and curiosity of the children when i read and discuss the stories with them.