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About the Position
Position # 176
OrganizationFrontier College
Position SUMMER READING TENT VOLUNTEER - Summer Reading Tent program
Impact Statement The purpose of the Summer Reading Tent program is to promote reading and literacy during the summer months in a fun and engaging way! Over the summer we will be running daily Reading Tents in partnership with community organizations and festivals. These tents run primarily on weekdays for 2 to 3 hours and we need volunteers who have a love of reading to help us read to youth ages 5-12 and run literacy themed activities! We ask that volunteers commit to at least three tents over the summer, but dates are very flexible.
Description Frontier College volunteers and staff will set up the tents, start with a reading circle, and afterwards move into a book themed activity. This could include word games, writing stories and other fun literacy activities. Afterwards, each child gets to choose a book to take home with them.
Volunteer Characteristics
 Possess a love of reading and enjoy reading with children
 Comfortable with informal learning environments and settings (including sitting on the ground!)
 Be available during the day time and able to travel to different parts of the city
 Be at least 16 years of age or older.
Training Details Provided
Working Conditions 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
Additional Assets
 Valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle is preferred, but not essential
Duration 3 months or less
Timing Anytime
Time Detail 3 hours per event, during July & August 2019
Age 16+
Ideal for An Individual, A Group
Transportation Car required
Area(s) of Interest Children/Youth
Skill(s) Cultural Awareness/Sensitivity, Interpersonal Communication, Written Communication, Motivate Others, Empathy, Adaptability
How to Apply
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Website http://www.frontiercollege.ca
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Contact Janine Kozlowski
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