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Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, there are group volunteering opportunities in some regions. Please contact United for Literacy to find out if anything is currently available.  

Yes, volunteers are needed for Events (Scrabble, Giller Light Bash, and others) and for other purposes. Please contact United for Literacy for more details. Please specify your region and whether you're interested in in-person or online/remote opportunities.   

The time commitment varies by region and program. Please contact United for Literacy for more details.  

  • Building new skills  

  • Making new friends  

  • Giving back to your community  

  • Knowing you’re making a difference  

  • Being part of a nationwide team that believes that everyone deserves equitable access to learning 

No, you don’t need teaching experience to be a volunteer literacy tutor. You should:  

  • Be open to a variety of people and experiences  

  • Have English or French language skills—and other languages are a definite asset  

  • Be enthusiastic, patient, flexible, and creative  

  • Be over 14 years of age   

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