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Reading Tent Volunteers Needed

We are looking for volunteers in Toronto to read together with children in our popular Reading Tent program at various outdoor locations in the city, including summer day camp programs, community events, and festivals. These tents run primarily on weekdays, Tuesday to Thursday, for 2 to 3 hours between 9:30 am and 4:30 pm from mid-June to mid-August. Volunteers are asked to commit to one 2-3 hour Reading Tent site per week for six weeks.

The purpose of the reading tent program is to provide a place where children, parents and caregivers can share the joy of reading, books, and storytelling. Helping children develop a love of reading is an important step in helping them become successful readers. Reading with children during the summer is especially important as it helps to reduce the 'learning loss' that occurs when children do not have the routines of school.

We are looking for volunteers who:
  • Possess a love of reading. Read with enjoyment and enthusiasm to children.
  • Are comfortable with informal learning environments and settings.
  • Are able to travel to different parts of the city.
Volunteers must attend training on either Thursday, June 14th from 6:00 to 8:00 pm or Thursday, June 21st from 1:00 to 3:00 pm.

Training sessions will be held at Frontier College, 35 Jackes Avenue, near the intersection of St. Clair Avenue and Yonge Street.

If you are interested in volunteering or would like further information, please contact Ken Martin at  
To submit an application, go to:
Posted: 5/11/2018 9:20:25 AM by Joanne Huffa

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Did You Know ?

Every summer, the Governor General of Canada opens the grounds of Rideau Hall to host the Storytime Reading Tent.

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