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Grande Prairie Summer Reading Tent Volunteer

Frontier College
Published
May 17, 2022
Expires
August 26, 2022
Location
Grande Prairie
Time Commitment
Minimum of 6 hours over the summer. Dates and times are very flexible.
Start Date
2022/07/01
End Date
2022/08/26
Minimum Age
16
Contact Name
Morgan Cole

Description

Who We Are:
Frontier College is a national non-profit literacy organization that was founded in 1899 and accredited under the Imagine Canada Standards program. We believe literacy is a right, and that every place can be a learning place. Our vision is a Canada in which everyone has the literacy skills they need to achieve their goals at school, at work, and in life. Our mission is to provide local literacy support programs that change lives. Frontier College relies on volunteers for success in everything we do.

Overview of the Program:
The purpose of the Summer Reading Tent program is to promote a love of reading during the summer months in a fun and engaging way! We will be running outdoor Reading Tents in partnership with community organizations and festivals. These tents run primarily on weekdays for 2 to 3 hours but there may be 1-2 weekend opportunities. We ask that volunteers commit to at least three tents over the summer, but dates are very flexible.

Volunteer Responsibilities

• Assist staff with setting up the reading tent and displaying the books
• Read one-on-one with children in the tent
• Assist staff with carrying out literacy games and activities
• Assist with taking down the reading tent and packing up the books

Volunteer Characteristics

• Possess a love of reading and enjoy working with children
• Be enthusiastic, patient, flexible
• Comfortable with informal learning environments and settings (including sitting on the ground!)
• Be available during the daytime and able to travel to different parts of the city
• Physically able to lift up to 30 lbs.
• Be at least 16 years of age or older

Why Volunteer?

• Serve the community and make a positive difference in the lives of children and youth
• Gain experience applicable for a career in the non-profit sector, human resources, education, social work, etc.
• Develop your interpersonal and communication skills
• Meet new people and have fun outdoors

Volunteering with F.C means that you will be helping children and youth in the community build literacy skills, which increases their confidence, community engagement, and future opportunities.

Training Details

Training will be provided at the end of June. Date TBD.

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