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Volunteer Mentorship Fair July 18-25

Interested in volunteering as a mentor? Learn how the Library's READ and English Conversation Programs create one-on-one partnership opportunities between learners and volunteers. Volunteer applications for these programs will be available. No registration is required. Details below. Attend one of these sessions:
Wednesday, July 18 from 2-4pm at  Westmount Pop Up Library
Thursday, July 19 from 6-8pm at Jalna Branch
Tuesday, July 24 from 6-8pm at Beacock Branch
Wednesday, July 25 from 2-4pm at East London Branch

1:1 English Conversation Program Mentors
Our 1:1 English Conversation Program is offered at Central, Beacock, Jalna, Masonville and Sherwood Branches. This program is intended to enhance the language learning experience of those wishing to improve their English verbal skills. The program lasts for eight months with flexibility between September and June.
Participants, 18 years of age or older, with sufficient English skills to allow a back and forth in conversation, are matched with volunteers who are 18 years of age or older. Pairs meet once a week at one of our 5 participating library locations to talk for an hour, play literacy games, read aloud, look at maps, read menus and enjoy getting to know more about each other, while sharing English conversation and literacy activities together. If you are over 18 years of age, speak English fluently, and are interested in meeting new people this might be the right volunteer opportunity for you. Our volunteers are interested in and accepting of all cultures, are warm and friendly, and have good verbal and written communication skills. No teaching experience is necessary and training is provided.

R.E.A.D. Program
R.E.A.D. mentors help one child (primary school age registered in at least grade 1) to discover the joy and confidence that being a reader brings. For one hour, once each week during the school year, our R.E.A.D. volunteers play board games, try out a new craft or experiment, tell jokes, write stories and read with their young partner. Our volunteers love to read, enjoy children, share a sense of fun, creativity and good communication skills in English, and are patient and caring. Volunteers for this role must speak English fluently but many of our R.E.A.D. volunteers speak a second language. We’re looking for people who are organized, able to work independently, and have basic computer skills. Retirees, highschool students, young adults, adults and volunteers of all ages make great R.E.A.D. volunteers. No teaching experience is necessary and training and resources are provided. The R.E.A.D. program takes place at Beacock Branch, Central Branch, Cherryhill Branch, East London Branch, Jalna Branch, and Sherwood Branch from September - May and shifts are afterschool, early evening or Saturdays. We can work around your planned time away for holidays.