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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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