Reading Buddies Volunteer

Current Opportunities

Clareview Branch.  Every Wednesday, starting February 7 to March 14, 2018 from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.  Mandatory training session, January 31 from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Londonderry Branch. Every Thursday, starting February 8 to March 22, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Mandatory training session, February 1 from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Whitemud Crossing: Every Wednesday, starting February 21 to March 21 from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.  Mandatory training session, February 14 from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Castle Downs Branch. Every Tuesday, starting February 20 to March 20, 2018 from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.  Mandatory training session, February 13 from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Strathcona Branch. Every Thursday, starting February 22 to March 22, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Mandatory training session, February 15 from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Lois Hole Branch. Every Wednesday, starting February 21 to March 21, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Mandatory training session, February 14 from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Overview

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Reading Buddies is an opportunity for junior and high school students ages 13 to 17 years to volunteer their time and enthusiasm mentoring kids in grades 2 to 4.

Teens and school-aged children are partnered for one-on-one reading and interactive games.

Program Purpose

  • To provide a safe, friendly environment for young students to experience the magic of reading.
  • To increase young readers’ interest in reading.
  • To provide a fun library experience.
  • To provide an opportunity for youth volunteers to develop mentoring skills.

Volunteer Responsibilities

  • Attend mandatory orientation/training session.
  • Be a good role model for their little buddy.
  • Facilitate Reading Buddies program to little buddy, including reading, literacy games and conversation.

Qualifications

  • Love of reading.
  • Experience interacting and assisting children and/or a desire to interact with and assist children.
  • Ability to communicate.
  • Strong English language skills.
  • Patience, enthusiasm, and an encouraging attitude.
  • Willingness to work in a group and cooperate with fellow teens and program coordinators.

Training

  • Reading Buddies volunteers must attend the mandatory training session.
  • Ongoing guidance may be given at each Reading Buddies session.

Application

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