Creative Writing Club

Overview

Help students ages 8 to 14 play literacy games, work on creative writing projects and school writing assignments to help foster a love for literacy and writing and to encourage success in English Language Arts. Volunteers meet weekly with students in the Library to provide academic support.

Program Goals

  • Help students achieve academic success through one-on-one or small group creative writing and reading support
  • Foster a love for reading and writing through fun activities and games
  • Use teaching and learning techniques to help students develop English Language Arts skills and competencies
  • Provide positive mentors and role models to students
  • Position the Library as an essential educational support to families and caregivers

Length

Fall / Winter / Spring
Ongoing in the academic year
One-hour program
Dates and times vary depending on location

Volunteer Qualifications

  • Adult and senior high school students (Grade 10 to Grade 12)
  • Strong academic standards
  • Positive attitude
  • Strong communication skills
  • Able to interact with students of diverse backgrounds and ages
  • Able to work in a team environment

Volunteer Responsibilities

  • Attend an orientation and training session
  • Be a positive role model for participants
  • Provide one-on-one and small group assistance to students with schoolwork assignments, creative writing projects and in the use of basic internet, online resources and other learning materials that support school success
  • Volunteer responsibilities include: checking-in with participants as they work, inviting alternatives to solve a problem, modelling appropriate behavior, asking open-ended inquiry questions, helping with reading, and engaging parents to assist, if they are available and willing.
  • Support students with writing or reading comprehension activities.

Training

A one-hour training and orientation session to review program materials

Benefits

  • Gain leadership and coaching skills
  • Meet new people, have fun and contribute to your community

Help Needed

All volunteer positions for this program are currently filled. Please complete an application and we will contact you when a position becomes available.

Apply Now

Contact

Katie Radke
katie.radke@calgarylibrary.ca
403.221.2036

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