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Children Literacy Volunteer

Organization: Twice Upon a Time

Commitment: Long term (6 months to a year)

Availability: Weekends; Days

Language Preference: Bilingual

Number of Positions Available: 5

Location: Ottawa - Central

Deadline: Aug 30, 2019


Twice Upon a Time gives free books to kids who might not otherwise be able to afford them. We are seeking volunteers to operate our free children's bookstores. Consider volunteering with us if you are: *a reader *someone with an enthusiastic and welcoming spirit *reliable *interested in working with children up to age 12 *available from 4pm on weekdays or on the weekends for 2 hours at a time *interested in making a difference in communities in need Applicants will be required to obtain a clear police records check suitable for working with the vulnerable sector. We provide a letter to take to the police station, for a free records check. We work in a variety of locations including Overbrook Community Centre (Wed,Saturdays), Boys and Girls Club on McArthur Ave (Tuesdays), Taggart YM-YWCA (Wednesdays) and other locations.
We especially need volunteers on Tuesdays at the Boys and Girls Club from 4-6pm.


Helena Merriam



Volunteer Opportunity Address
404 McArthur Avenue, Ottawa, ON


Good for people interested in: Library

You will be working with: Youth (11-15 years); Children (0-10 years)

How will this volunteer opportunity benefit you?
Volunteering with Twice Upon a Time will give you a chance to work with children and families, promoting literacy and the love of reading. You will be helping putting books in the hands of children who need them. Volunteering is fun and rewarding, seeing the joy on the face of the children we serve. In some locations we also provide a story time and this lets you channel your inner librarian! It is great fun to read aloud to children who may not be used to this wonderful activity.

How will the organization benefit?
At Twice Upon a Time, we love our volunteers! We are a completely volunteer run organization, and could not function without our wonderful volunteers. Our volunteers run our pop-up  operations, pick and deliver books, sort them, help with our communications, fundraising activities and more.

Organization category: Education and research

Volunteer Considerations

Time it will take to contact applicants - 1-6 days

This position would be great for - None of the above

Vulnerable sector check required: Yes

Police record check required: Yes