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About the Position
Position Number 81
Position Title Reading Buddy
Organization Name Stratford Public Library
Area(s) of Interest Children/Youth, Library/Research , Teaching/Tutoring
Position Description Reading Buddies are positive role models who inspire a child to enjoy reading by having fun with them and talking with them to develop a good rapport. Reading aloud to each other helps build confidence and expand the child's vocabulary.

Reading Buddies spend 1 hour a week for an 8 week session.

Reading Buddies is offered in both official languages.
Goal of Position "I find myself coming out of my shell when I interact with other volunteers. It helps me to act more openly."
Position Benefits - improve your on-on-one communication skills
- pride in helping a child to read
- fun, fun, and more fun
Training Details - training provided
Position Qualifications • minimum 14 years of age and up
• reliable (show up for all scheduled shifts, on time)
- an encourager and a good role model
- a promoter of the library as a place to learn and have fun
- a lover or reading who hopes others can be, too
- able to commit to an 8-week session, and be reliable
- be comfortable engaging one-on-one in a very lively environment
- be conversant in either English or French (or both)
Time Commitment Week Day Afternoon
Duration Short Term (3 months or less)
Time Detail 3:45 to 5:00 on Tuesdays (8 per session / 4 sessions per year) - Recruiting now for summer and fall sessions.
Min Age 14
Ideal for Individual, Youth
Location 19 St Andrew St, Stratford, ON, Canada
Geographical Area(s) Stratford
Police Check Yes
Accessibility Wheelchair accessible washroom, Wheelchair Accessible Parking, Fully Accessible Workplace
Accessibility Heritage building - while accessible, some areas can mean tight maneuverability (e.g. washroom and elevator).
How to Apply
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How to Contact
Website http://www.stratford.library.on.ca/volunteer
Contact Kate Schillings
Phone 5192710220 Ext. 122
Address 19 St. Andrew Street Stratford, N5A 1A2

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