Reading Rock Volunteer

(Learning Disabilities Association of Ontario, Wellington County Chapter)

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Position ID: V-GUE0002 Last Modified: 18 Dec 2021 Last Full Update: 18 Dec 2021
Opportunity Details
Impact StatementPositive role models to support struggling readers
ContactLynda, Reading Rocks Coordinator, LDAWC; Email:
DutiesThe Learning Disabilities Association of Wellington County is looking for positive role models for our Reading Rocks program. This is a great opportunity for anyone interested in working with children as a career goal or who is already working with children. 
In this volunteer role you will be matched with a child aged 6-12 who has a learning disability or who is a struggling reader, helping them with reading skills. Training will be provided, along with lots of fun and interactive materials to help you engage your student. We will provide proof of volunteers hours as requested.
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BenefitsFree training provided. Volunteer hours are given. Working one on one (virtually) with a student who has a learning disability or who struggles with reading. Great opportunity for those looking to work with children.
ClientsStudents aged 6-12 who have a learning disability or struggling with reading.
Ages15 year(s) and up
Suitable ForAdults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Highschool students ; Post-secondary students ; Persons with limited mobility
Areas of InterestEducation Support (Early Years) ; Education Support (Elementary / Secondary) ; Education Support (Tutoring / Instruction) ; Volunteer from Home / Virtual
Skills/ExperienceCommunication & Interpersonal Skills ; General Computer Skills ; Mentoring & Training ; Great role for teachers/ ECE or EA's currently working or in training.
Commitment LengthShort Term (Up to 4 months) - 8 week program ; The program is twice a week for one hour each day. M-Thursday shifts available. All virtual for this 8 week session.
Interaction LevelOne-on-one
Minimum Hours2 / Week
Dates and TimesMonday: Evening 
Tuesday: Evening 
Wednesday: Evening 
Thursday: Evening
SeasonsSpring - April-June ; Fall - September-November ; Winter - January-March
Locationonline- MS teams
Number of PositionsAberfoyle ; Arthur ; Elora ; Erin ; Fergus ; Guelph ; Harriston ; Mount Forest ; Palmerston ; Rockwood 
40 individual(s) needed in total.
TrainingOrientation ; Training is provided - Most training is done online in your own time ; Training is required ; Scheduled training - There will be a training with a facilitator the week prior to session start date to ensure everyone is ready and to answer questions. ; We will also provide ongoing support to volunteers as needed. You are never left alone!
Police CheckRequired
Additional RequirementsVolunteers must have reliable and secure high-speed internet access, a laptop, a microphone, speakers and a webcam. Headphones are recommended.
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Start DateOn or after 10 Jan 2022
End Date31 Dec 2022
Display Until31 Dec 2022
Agency Details
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Organization NameLearning Disabilities Association of Ontario, Wellington County Chapter
Office Phone519-837-2050
Mailing AddressPO Box 233 
17A-218 Silvercreek Pkwy N 
Guelph, ON N1H 8E8