We are thrilled that you want to join our team of volunteer mentors! Before you take the time to fill out this form, please check that you meet the minimum requirements:

  • 16 years or older
  • fully committed to attending the same weekly shift for a full program/term (see Programs and Times below)
  • able to volunteer during program hours, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (if you normally work during these times, check out our employee volunteering opportunities and get your whole team involved!)
  • passionate about children's literacy and not afraid to be wacky!
  • able to provide two personal or professional references

If you don't meet these requirements right now but still want to help out, please contact our Manager of Volunteer Engagement, Sarah-Jane Hamilton, to learn about other volunteer opportunities outside of our literacy mentor team.

Programs and Times:

In-School (Sept – June)
Monday – Friday
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 
or 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Minimum commitment: the same day every week for 1.5 hours for 5 weeks

After-School (Sept – June)
Monday – Friday
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Minimum commitment: the same day every week for 2 hours for a full term (3 – 4 months)

Summer (July – Aug)
Monday – Friday
9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., 12:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Minimum commitment: the same 2 to 2.5 hour shift every week for 6 weeks


You will need to provide an emergency contact and two references (names, phone numbers, and emails) in the application. PLEASE DO NOT START UNTIL YOU HAVE THIS INFORMATION READY!