What Do Volunteers Do?

Our early literacy programs help thousands of children each year learn to read. With hundreds of sites running our Letters, Sounds and Words™ program and our Get Ready for School™ program, we have plenty of materials to manage.

We welcome community members to volunteer as a Materials Assistant, helping assemble the games and activities used in our programs. While specific activities vary based on the time of year, tasks may include putting together new games, labelling bags, organizing materials, and rebundling the items used during the course of our programs.

Is This Opportunity Right for Me?

Volunteering as a Materials Assistant provides on-the-job training and an opportunity to enhance your resume. Volunteers from a variety of backgrounds and ages have been successful and enjoyed their role. This is also an excellent fit for high school students looking to complete their community service hours or for corporate volunteers with a paid day to give back to the community.

Individuals, families, groups, and teams can be accommodated with this flexible position. Volunteers can be accommodated for a day, half a day or a few hours at our office at 565 Kumpf Dr., Unit #1 Waterloo, ON N2V 1K3. Volunteers can also choose to make a multi-week commitment. Our office is fully wheelchair accessible. To inquire about Materials Assistant opportunities for communities outside of Waterloo Region, please request this information in the form below.

If this position is not a fit, please consider one of our other Volunteer Opportunities.

Get Involved.

It’s easy to get involved as a Materials Assistant.

Step 1: Determine your availability, including days of the week, and times. We have availability on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 10am and 4pm.*

Step 2: Complete and submit the Materials Assistant form below. Our Warehouse Co-ordinator will be in touch with you promptly to discuss the opportunity.

Thank you so much for choosing to make a difference in the life of a child.

Materials Assistant Form

Thank you for your interest in volunteering as a Materials Assistant. After completing the form below, you will be contacted by our Warehouse Co-ordinator to discuss this opportunity.