Kitchener 519-743-6090 Cambridge 519-621-7993

Volunteer Opportunities

Want to make a difference in people’s lives?

Did you know that 24% of adults in our region have literacy issues? The Literacy Group of Waterloo Region (TLG) is looking for visionary and talented members to join our Board of Directors and help our agency meet the needs of adults with low levels of literacy.

TLG is a community based organization that provides accessible literacy training services to empower adults to reach their goals and improve their quality of life by upgrading their skills in reading, writing, numeracy, computer & workplace essentials through our volunteer tutor base. We serve a diverse group of people in the Kitchener, Cambridge and rural Waterloo counties.

Fundraising Committee Members
We seek Fundraising Committee members who are:
  • Passionate about literacy
  • Team players who wants to serve and make a positive difference
  • Able to devote the time necessary to meet fundraising goals (2 hours per month, however time commitment is subject to the event)Results oriented with strong commitment to achieve accomplishments
As a Fundraising Committee Member you will be responsible for:
  • Assisting with the planning and organization of events
  • Promoting fundraising events to community
  • Assisting with getting resources for events
  • Brainstorming, being creative and offering new fundraising ideas

Fundraising and/or Event Planning skills are assets.

Please submit a letter of interest and resume to: Carol Risidore, Executive Director.

Adult Literacy Tutor

Volunteers are needed to tutor adults in one-on-one or small group settings. Literacy tutors teach reading, writing, numeracy or computer skills. Strong English speaking and writing skills are required.

We are seeking individuals who are patient and empathetic towards adults learning to upgrade their literacy skills.

A 12 hour training session is provided to teach tutoring techniques for teaching adults. Ongoing training is offered. Please click here for the Volunteer tutor job description and here for a volunteer application.

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Rodding 4 Reading - Special Event Volunteer

Interested in vehicles? Looking for an event volunteer position? Rodding for Reading is for you! Consider join us during this fun event. We are looking for volunteers to help with:

  • Event set up
  • Clean up
  • Registration
  • and much more.

It’s a great chance for students to earn some volunteer hours and for everyone to support TLG. Contact Heather Lee, for more information.

Tutoring… doesn’t take very much time for each of us to help someone… I always assumed literacy was a right that we should all have. I didn’t realize until I became a tutor that literacy is a gift

Shelley

Tutor

Volunteer to tutor… offers you a chance to share knowledge that you possess by luck or education (and the luck of having had an education!) with someone who needs it…

John

Tutor