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READ Saskatoon

READ Saskatoon

READ Saskatoon is a volunteer literacy organization that provides free literacy services to individuals, families, workplaces and the community. Our literacy programs are delivered by trained staff and volunteers.

Keywords: Education and Literacy



READ Saskatoon
304-1114 22nd Street West, Saskatoon, SK S7M 0S5

READ Saskatoon url http://www.readsaskatoon.com/

READ Saskatoon Phone Number 306-652-5448

READ Saskatoon Email address info@readsaskatoon.com



Volunteer Information for READ Saskatoon

What services does your organization provide?
Our literacy programs range from confidential adult one-on-one tutoring to adult group literacy skills training to programs designed for parents and families.


Do you have any age requirements?
18 years of age


Do you require language proficiency other than in English?
No


What time commitment(s) are you expecting from a volunteer?
Minimum of 6 months


Are there any specific skills and experience required?
We provide training.


What type of volunteer positions are typically available?

  • Tutor volunteers are matched with an adult learner to meet on a one-to-one basis. The tutor and adult learner meet at a mutually agreed upon time at a public library that is convenient for both of them.
  • Volunteers work collaboratively with the Family Literacy Coordinator to help support the relationship between caregivers and children by modeling that literacy is not limited to reading and writing.
  • The Board of Directors is responsible to explain, introduce, and develop policies for READ Saskatoon.
  • Volunteers on the committees to assist Board members with various aspects of READ Saskatoon. The committees are: fundraising; personnel; finance and events.

Do you provide training for volunteers?

  • All volunteers attend the 2.5 hour orientation which introduces them to READ Saskatoon, our programs, important literacy issues and general literacy information.
  • Tutors also attend a full-day session providing them with methods and strategies for working with an adult learner.
  • Volunteers in Family Literacy also attend a full-day workshop introducing the guiding principles and direction for activities and programming.

How will a person benefit from volunteering with READ Saskatoon?
Our volunteers have an opportunity expand and develop new skills through the provided training opportunities and the volunteer experience itself. It is a chance to connect with others through the training and social opportunities hosted by READ Saskatoon throughout the year. At the end of the volunteer experience, there is a sense of accomplishment and success and the fundamental knowledge that you made a difference.


Do you accept high school students?
No.




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