Volunteer Opportunities

READ Saskatoon staff and volunteers have provided literacy assistance to hundreds of adults, children, and families over the last 30 years. A diverse variety of volunteer opportunities are available to continue this rich literacy legacy:


Lead

READ Saskatoon provides one-to-one adult and small group instruction. Volunteers are matched with an adult learner to meet weekly. Learning sessions last between one and one and a half hours and take place in mutually agreeable locations such as the READ Saskatoon Office or branches of the Saskatoon Public Library. A six (6) month volunteer commitment is required.  Volunteers attend a free full day training on tutoring methods and techniques, and they have ongoing support from READ Saskatoon in their development as coaches. Read stories about our coaches and learners on the Our Stories and Real People - Real Stories pages. 

Family Literacy Program

The various components of this program support literacy development for the entire family and encourages parents and children to learn together. Volunteers work collaboratively with the Family Literacy Coordinator to help support the relationship between caregivers and children by modeling that literacy is not limited to reading and writing. The Family Literacy Volunteer training is required to volunteer for this program.

Financial Literacy Program

Financial literacy gurus help expand READ Saskatoon’s financial literacy network. Gurus assist the Financial Literacy Coordinator in presenting financial literacy information at community workshops. Gurus from financial institutions assist READ Saskatoon to identify programming gaps and opportunities for funding and partnerships. Please contact our Financial Literacy Coordinator at (306) 652-5448 or financial.literacy@READSaskatoon.com