Description: Volunteers are matched with an an elementary school student (K-8) in need of extra help in literacy (writing, reading, and/or oral communication). Additionally, based on their individual strengths, some volunteers may choose to support students in mathematics or French. Tutoring sessions typically include fun cross-curricular activities.
Location: Peterborough Public Library, Peterborough Square, 340 George St. N.
Time: 1-hour per week, Monday-Thursday, 4:00pm-8:00pm (time agreed upon by tutor and learner)
Description: Volunteers bring books, puppets or other literacy resources intended to promote literacy to a small group of children ranging from ages 2-5. The children usually exclaim, "The readers are here!" when Reading Circle volunteers arrive because they are so excited to learn and have fun.
Location: Trent Child Care, Trent University Symons Campus
Time: Mondays, time TBA
Description: Volunteers are placed in classrooms to support Junior/Intermediate-aged students (Grades 4-8) with school work and literacy-based activities. Volunteers are directed by the classroom teacher, volunteer coordinator, and Special Education Resource Teacher to ensure effective and positive use of time.
Location: Armour Heights Public School, 245 McFarlane St.
Time: Mondays or Wednesdays, 2:00pm-3:20pm
Description: Volunteers are paired up with a senior citizen and visit with them for one hour a week to read aloud, chat, or do literacy activities, such as BINGO or a word search. Many seniors are no longer able to read on their own, but this program helps to foster a life-long love for literacy.
Location: Riverview Manor, 1155 Water St.
Time: 1-hour per week, Monday-Friday, 9am-6pm (whatever time slot works best with volunteer's schedule)