We match adults who want to upgrade their literacy skills (English or math) with suitably skilled volunteer tutors. We provide our tutor-learner pairs with lesson plans, learning resources and ongoing support. At given time we manage more than 100 tutor learner matches.
Approximately two thirds of our learners are new to Canada. Approximately 75% of all our learners (those born here as well as those born elsewhere) need to upgrade their literacy skills in order to enhance their employability.
Many of our learners are trying to get a college education. They may have dropped out of high school, or maybe they graduated but didn’t do well enough in English or math to get into, say, a trades or healthcare program. Others can’t afford the time or money to return to school but have to improve their literacy skills if they hope to find a job that pays enough to support them and perhaps a family.
What we believe in
We provide free one-on-one tutoring for adults who want to improve their English or math skills in order to achieve their full potential at work, at home, or in the community.
We work with the following Businesses and Organizations
Employees from these businesses volunteer with us:
Average annual contributions received
Causes we care about
Community and Economic Development
Philanthropy and Capacity Building
The effect volunteers can make
2 Hours Volunteered = 1 person who has an opportunity to increase their literacy skills!
Do you want to give back but don't have a lot of time? Love working with children?
We have a SHORT volunteer opportunity for this Sunday, January 20th from 12 pm - 2:30 pm, at the Parkinson Rec Centre.
Project Literacy will have a table at the Interior Savings Unplug & Play Kick-off event where we will be doing engaging activities with children. The premise of the event is to engage children and families in activities that don't include screen time or technology, and to showcase the agencies that offer these activities.
You would be running our table, which would basically consist of supervising children doing a stamping activity with paints, and perhaps joining in :) If you'd like this short volunteer opportunity, please call Anna at 250-762-2163 ext. 4 or email email@example.com - OR if you're interested in attending here's a link to the event: https://www.facebook.com/events/...
My Mom and I are so appreciative we were chosen by Interior Savings to be a part of the Interior Savings $10,000 Local Give! We each received $100 that we donated to Project Literacy Kelowna Society to help purchase more educational resources. Feels good to do good! #localmoneyforlocalgood Do Some Good @DoSomeGoodCA
Looking for another volunteer opportunity, and would like something fun and short-term?
Then Computer Tutoring is for you :)
- Tutors don't need to be “hi-tech” or tech savvy
- Our main goal is to support seniors who’d like to learn Facebook, email, Skype, smart phones, etc
- Meetings can be held at a time and place convenient to both tutor and learner
- Hoping for a commitment of 6-8 weeks, generally, 1 hour a week
If you’re nervous about tutoring, we provide training and ongoing support. No experience is necessary. A kind personality and general knowledge of Facebook, email, etc. is what we’re looking for. Tutors have to be 19 + years old, and agree to a free criminal record check, as they will be working with vulnerable seniors.
A huge vote of thanks to the Interior Savings Local Give Program and #localmoneylocalgood! I have given the $100 to Project Literacy Kelowna Society to assist them with their innovative and expanding programs which are so instrumental in allowing people to achieve their full potential at home, work and in the community.
Pancakes for purpose! Brent Luehr and I enjoyed a great breakfast, while supporting the Raise a Reader campaign, run by Project Literacy Kelowna Society. Thanks Christine for continuing to #DoSomeGood in our community!
Project Literacy Kelowna Society and the JCI's of Kelowna need your support. The two organizations have joined forces for this year's 30 Day Cash Giveaway Raffle. Consider purchasing a $5.00 raffle ticket to support two amazing causes and you might come away with some cash.
Love books and/or supporting Project Literacy? Come out to Chapters Kelowna and go shopping Aug 8th from 5-8pm! With every purchase of regularly priced, in-store items at Chapters on this special evening, up to 20% of the purchase will be donated directly back to Project Literacy!