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Become a Reading Buddy!

Become a Reading Buddy!

Do you want to be a part of a fun reading program for children in Grades 1-3? As a volunteer
high school student, you will be able to share your time and enthusiasm with a young child one
hour a week for 8 weeks and earn Community Service credits

Reading Buddies is a program which pairs high school students with young and beginning readers. Children who are Grades 1-3 are paired with an older Reading Buddy. These reading pairs choose books together, read to each other and discuss what they read, write entries in their reading journal and play reading-related games.

What experience do you need to be a Reading Buddy?

º Strong English-language skills
º Ability to communicate one-on-one
º Experience working with children and/or desire to work with children
º Patience, enthusiasm, and an encouraging attitude

Many locations offer this program and hours vary. Spaces are limited & time preference is dependant on the location.

Please inquire at your neighbourhood Branch or the Central Children’s Department

You will need to fill out an Offences Declaration and provide a Letter of Reference from your English Teacher

Become a Reading Buddy