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), although priority will be given to volunteers who can commit for two or more terms

  • able to volunteer during program hours, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • 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 Mentorship & Development Coordinator, Liz Ellis, to learn about other volunteer opportunities outside of our literacy mentor team, or to be added to our e-newsletter.

Programs and Times:

In-School (Sept – June)
Monday – Friday
Programs run for approximately 1 hour during the school day in East Vancouver inner-city schools.
We typically run 2 - 4 in-school programs a term.
Minimum commitment: the same day/project every week for 1.5 hours for 5 weeks

After-School (Sept – June)
Monday – Friday
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Programs run in East and South Vancouver
Minimum commitment: the same day/program 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.
Programs run in East Vancouver
Minimum commitment: the same 2 to 2.5 hour shift/program 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!

Need more info before you apply? Contact Liz Ellis, Mentorship & Development Coordinator, or call us at 604-428-8228.


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