Volunteer Opportunities

OttawaReads Early Literacy Read-Aloud Program

Category: Literacy
Program: OttawaReads
Region: east, west, south, central
Grade Level: elementary
*Police Vulnerable Sector Check (PVSC) Required



Volunteers are needed for OttawaReads early literacy read aloud program at several Ottawa-Carleton District Public Schools.

Volunteers attend a 90-minute orientation and training workshop to learn early literacy strategies.

Once screened and trained, volunteers assist in JK to grade 3 classrooms reading one-on-one to students usually during the morning language periods.

Volunteers commit to volunteering at least 1 hour per week for an agreed upon timeframe. Your schedule is determined at your school interview prior to beginning your placement.

Please choose OttawaReads Read Aloud Program from the pull-down menu when applying online.


Address: Ottawa, ON, Canada

*Requires a recent Police Vulnerable Sector Check (PVSC). Instructions on how to get a PVSC will be emailed to you after you apply online.

Please note that all volunteer positions require careful screening and a Police Vulnerable Sector Check (PVSC). Not all applicants will be accepted.