Volunteer Fall 2019
We are now recruiting literacy mentors for fall programs, which begin in September 2019. Deadline for the September - December term applications is Monday, September 9, 2019.
Orientation dates for new literacy mentors:
- Tuesday, September 17th, 6-9pm or
- Saturday, September 21st, 11:00am-2:00pm
If you love reading, writing, and working with kids, then join our team of mentors! You can have fun while helping kids build their literacy skills and self-esteem through tutoring and creative projects, such as:
Giving Tuesdays (where our kids give advice to adults!)
And much more!
We encourage applications from people from diverse backgrounds, including LGBTTIQQ2SA folks, Indigenous peoples, people of all colours, immigrants and refugees, people with disabilities or another equity-seeking group with which you identify.
Who can volunteer? Anyone who is:
16 years or older
fully committed to attending the same 1.5- to 2-hour shift throughout the fall term
able to volunteer during program hours, which are usually between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m. for in-school programs and 3 to 5 p.m. for after-school programs
passionate about children's literacy and being an awesome role model for smart, creative kids
adaptable, committed, compassionate, consistent, flexible, friendly, fun, genuine, kind, loves to learn, open minded, relaxed, team player, trustworthy, and understanding
How do I become a mentor? You must complete:
the application form—once we receive this we can help you with the rest of the steps
criminal record check—free for anyone with a BC government–issued ID
a three-hour orientation session—where you'll learn about the cool activities we do, what a typical shift looks like, safety stuff and some tips to make you a great mentor
an hour-and-a-half training session that focuses on how to support the kids' emotional, social and behavioural needs
The entire process from application to being placed in a program can take up to two months.
Deadline for the September - December term applications is Monday, September 9, 2019.