March 26, 2013
wide variety of volunteer opportunities available
Released by Debbie Denault, CLCS/Voice file
Debbie Denault with one of the CLCS
displays at Central Community Park in 2009.
Chilliwack Learning Community Society and Chilliwack Early Years Committee
are pleased to invite you to consider training to become a family literacy
Training will take place on Saturday mornings, and begin April 6. This
program is for you if:
a) You Want to become a volunteer with family literacy programs/projects, or
b) Are already volunteering in family literacy programs or are a volunteer
tutor and wish to expand your learning in the area of family literacy.
There are three NEW volunteer opportunities are available!
'Ladybug book bin' Volunteers
'Ladybug' bins of children's books are located in waiting rooms of host
businesses and services throughout Chilliwack. They offer young children and
families opportunities to enjoy quality books while waiting for service.
Volunteers refresh the supply by rotating the bins and repairing and
Community Readers (position to
be piloted following training)
Community readers will arrange with Ladybug book bin hosts (see above) and
other interested local businesses and services to sponsor family
reading-circle events. Volunteers work in pairs, with one reading while the
other engages parents and caregivers, providing information about local
programs and services for them and their children.
Facilitators for Family Literacy Workshops
A packaged Family Literacy Workshop offers parents of preschool children, in
small groups, hands-on tips for how they can help their children learn in
everyday family routines. It's a fun workshop full of ideas, activities and
guidance. Volunteers facilitate this 2-hour daytime workshop three times a
Please contact me for to inquire/apply. Click
here to download the flyer for dates and details. Also, take a quick
look at Ross explaining how meaningful it is to be a literacy volunteer on
here. His enthusiasm takes him far and wide while he calls out for
others to join him!
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