Volunteers needed for reading program

If you love to read, consider becoming a volunteer with the One to One Children’s Literacy Program.

If you love to read and are interested in working with children, consider becoming a volunteer with the One to One Children’s Literacy Program.

One to One reading programs will be taking place this year at Bastion, Hillcrest, South Broadview, North Canoe, Salmon Arm West, Ranchero, Silver Creek, Carlin, Grindrod, MV Beattie, Parkview, Sorrento, North Shuswap, Highland Park, and Armstrong Elementary Schools.

The program trains volunteers to work one-on-one with children who are struggling with their reading and who would not otherwise receive extra learning assistance help in school.

Parent and community volunteers are needed to support our students.

The commitment is 1.5 hours per week from mid-October until the end of January.  During that time, you will read with three children for 30 minutes each.

The children are in grades 2 to 5 and are selected by their teachers to receive this special reading help.

All tutoring is done at the school during regular school hours.

A three-hour training session for all volunteers in basic reading strategies is mandatory as well as a criminal record check.

To sign on as a tutor or for further information about the program, contact the One to One district co-ordinator, Jennifer Findlay at 250-833-2095 or  email laassloc@telus.net.