Volunteer Coach - Reading Skills Program - Strong Start Charitable Organization

Volunteer Details

Position Activity

Mentoring / Tutoring


Individual Adult (over 18)

Age Requirement


Hours Per Week

30 minutes/week minimum commitment for 10 weeks


22 Schools in the Thames Valley District School Board, London and Elgin, Middlesex and Oxford Counties

Population Served


Time Commitment: 

  • Mid-Term (3-6 months)

Deadline to Apply: 

Sunday, March 10, 2019

Position Description

The Letter, Sounds and Words program is a reading skills program designed to be implemented by volunteers who do not need to have related experience. It is used in schools, and is a 10-week program for 5 - 7 year-old children. It uses short games/activities to provide repetition to help young children recognize letters, a sound each one represents, how to learn words by sight and how to learn a word by using the sounds of its letters. Volunteer Coaches work with one child at a time and follow prescribed activities using the materials provided.

Training Details:
New volunteers participate in two, 2-hour training sessions. The program and the volunteer training sessions have been designed to allow volunteers to be very independent in running the program over the 10 weeks. A list of training sessions is available at www.strongstart.ca.

Additional Opportunity Information

Please see our website for a list of the current TVDSB schools implementing the Letters, Sounds and Words program: https://www.strongstart.ca/programs/letters-sounds-and-words/sites/ Offer your services by contacting a school that is using the program. Each site is responsible for recruiting its own volunteers. Volunteers give a minimum commitment of half an hour each week, for 10 weeks.

Skills Preferred

Coaching, Verbal Communication, Adaptability, Flexibility, Playing


  • Mentoring / Tutoring

Required Qualifications/Training

Confidentiality, Specialized Training, Work Without Supervision

How to Apply

Contact Name: 

Colette Moffat


519-743-9578 Ext. 105

Deadline to Apply: 

Sunday, March 10, 2019
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