Volunteering in Sarnia-Lambton


Big Buddy for Children’s Summer Reading Buddies program

Posted by on May 29th, 2024




Start Date: 2024-07-02
End Date: 2024-08-30
Length of Commitment: July & August 2024
Time Commitment: 2 hours per week ideally same time each week
Total Days Needed: 9
Minimum Age Required: starting grade nine in September 2024
Training Required: Yes- BIGS must attend a Mandatory Orientation- Wed, June 26 at 6pm at the downtown Sarnia Library
Training Provided: Yes- resources and tip sheets provided at the Orientation
Skills Required: Patient, kind, encouraging nature Avid reader and enthusiastic in modelling the love of reading Prompt, reliable, and committed to the program A great mentor and enjoys spending time with children Creativity to come up with different ways to help Little Buddies learn to read
Activities: Your mission: to spark the love of reading for a Little Buddy and provide regular reading practice with a weekly meeting BIGS will meet their assigned Littles at the downtown Sarnia library reception. Together with their Little they will find an age, interest, and reading skill-appropriate book (s) and a quiet spot to read. Each Little has 1/2 session. This means that as a BIG you could be paired with up to four Little Buddies each week.
Transportation: Yes
Population Served:
Additional Information: Teens can receive O.S.S.D. volunteer hours Requirement for adults 18+ to complete online training and process/provide a clear vulnerable record sector check

Location Details

Street: Sarnia Downtown Library, 124 Christina St.
City: Sarnia
Postal Code: N7T 8E1
Travel Directions: Christina/ Wellington corner (Avoid Wellington- closed due to construction)

Contact Person

Name: Tracy Pound
Position: Executive Director
Email: info@literacylambton.org
Website: https://www.literacylambton.org
Day Phone: 5193324876
Evening Phone: