Learning Advantage

Overview

Help an adult with low literacy skills experience the joys of reading. Volunteer coaches help participants develop basic reading, writing, and numeracy skills. A learner-centred method builds upon each person’s needs, strengths, learning styles, and life experiences.

Program Goals

  • To provide one-on-one coaching for adult learners who want to engage in lifelong learning activities
  • To support adults in achieving their literacy-related goals

Length

Throughout the year
Two hours a week

Volunteer Qualifications

  • A strong commitment to adult literacy and interest in helping adults learn to read and write
  • Ability to work independently with a learner
  • Excellent listening and communication skills
  • Flexibility, creativity, patience, and good problem-solving skills
  • Able to work effectively with diverse populations

Volunteer Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement individualized learning plans based on the learner’s goals
  • Develop and maintain learning journals, individualized learning plans, and learner portfolio
  • Commit to participate in the program for a minimum of one year

Training

A one-day training session covering program materials

Benefits

  • Rewarding opportunity to make an impact in a learner’s life
  • Support lifelong learning

Help Needed

Fish Creek Library
Quarry Park Library
Saddletowne Library
Shawnessy Library
Village Square Library

Apply Now

Contact:
Patricia Stephenson
learningadvantage@calgarylibrary.ca
403.260.2729

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