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.
Parent and community volunteers are needed to support students with their reading.
The commitment is 1.5 hours per week for 10 weeks starting Feb. 1. During that time, volunteers will read with three children for 30 minutes each. The children are in grades two to five and are selected by their teachers to receive this special reading help. All tutoring is done at the school during regular school hours. The One to One program is organized by the Literacy Alliance of the Shuswap Society (LASS) in partnership with School District #83.
A three-hour training session for all volunteers in basic reading strategies is mandatory as well as a criminal record check.
A training session will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 12 from 9 a.m. to noon at Salmon Arm West Elementary.
To sign on as a tutor or for further information, please contact Darcy Calkins, Literacy Outreach Coordinator, at 250-463-4555 or email@example.com.