Reading Buddies

(Barrie Public Library, Painswick Branch - 48 Dean Ave)

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Position ID: V-BAR0047 Last Modified: 03 Jan 2019 Last Full Update: 02 Jan 2019
Opportunity Details
ContactEmily Fleming, Volunteer Coordinator, Barrie Public Library; Phone: 705-728-1010 ext 2266; Email:
DutiesYour primary role as a storyteller is to provide a positive reading experience for the student. Developing literacy skills requires patience from you, the volunteer, and your buddy. This is a time to share books and stories together. Ensure that the child is doing a variety of different activities and keep the sessions light and fun. Children will learn best if the material is relevant to them and suits their needs. Be enthusiastic and creative and encourage the child to be creative as well.  
Check in at the Volunteer Office (Downtown) or Cupboard (Painswick) 15 minutes before the start of the program, get your nametag and go to the Children’s Department. Check in at the Service Desk and get the Reading Buddies bin. The Service Desk staff are available to help you with book selections and any other questions you may have while you are volunteering with the Reading Buddies program. All Buddies will have a folder; please fill out the Reading Buddies Record each week indicating the book titles you read together – a great way to champion their reading success.
More Info
BenefitsPromoting literacy and storytelling, creating a positive experience for children as they learn to read, and help develop reading success!
ClientsChildren learning to read
Ages14 year(s) and up
Suitable for OSSDYes
Suitable ForHighschool students
Areas of InterestChild & Family Services ; Community / Neighbourhood Volunteering ; Education Support (Early Years) ; Education Support (Elementary / Secondary) ; Reading / Literacy
Skills/ExperienceCommunication & Interpersonal Skills ; Creativity ; Dependability & Trustworthiness ; Friendly & Outgoing ; Leadership ; Listening Skills ; Patience ; Positive / Cheerful Demeanor ; Working with Children
Commitment Length8 week program
Interaction LevelOne-on-one
Minimum Hours1.5 / Week
Dates and TimesTuesday: Evening
AccessibilityFully Accessible
Number of PositionsBarrie: 10 individual(s) 
10 individual(s) needed in total.
TrainingOrientation ; Training is required
TransportationNear public transit
Police CheckNot Required
Additional RequirementsAdults may apply to this program, but will be required to complete a police check.
Start DateOn or after 08 Jan 2019
End Date26 Feb 2019
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Organization NameBarrie Public Library, Painswick Branch - 48 Dean Ave
Address & Map
48 Dean Ave
Barrie, ON L4N 0C2
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