Join us in helping young children learn to read. As a Strong Start volunteer, you can expect to make a meaningful and lasting difference in the life of a child.

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Assessment Results: Want to learn more about the difference our programs make? View our latest Assessment Results.

Letters, Sounds and Words - Find a Site: Find a school in your neighbourhood, community, or region that is running a Letters, Sounds and Words program.

Become a Volunteer Coach: Work one-on-one with a child in a local school, playing carefully designed games and activities. Sign up for a Part 1 and Part 2 training session.

Volunteer Coach Survey: How was your experience as a Letters, Sounds and Words volunteer? We value your feedback.

Get Ready for School Sites: Find a community centre in Waterloo Region that is running a Get Ready for School program.

Help or Instruct Small Teaching Groups: Work with small groups of preschool children in a community centre, helping them prepare for junior kindergarten. Complete the Volunteer Form to get involved with this opportunity.

Volunteer as a Materials Assistant: Volunteer as an individual or as a group to assemble the games and activities used in our Letters, Sounds and Words program and our Get Ready for School program. Individuals and groups can be accommodated for a day, half a day or a few hours at our office in Kitchener, located at 20 Crestview Place. Complete the Materials Assistant Form to get involved with this opportunity.