OUR MISSION STATEMENT
The Learning Disabilities Association of Wellington County (LDAWC) is a charitable, nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of children, youth and adults with learning disabilities so that they can reach their full potential. Through outreach, education, advising and advocacy, the Learning Disabilities Association of Wellington County's mandate is to advance the education, employment, social development, legal rights and general well being of individuals with learning disabilities.
BECOMING A VOLUNTEER
LDAWC is looking for enthusiastic, committed, motivated people who would like to be positive role models. You must also have excellent oral and written English language skills, as Reading Rocks is a reading/literacy program. Since the program is currently run online, it is essential that you have access to a working device (e.g., computer, tablet, etc.) with microphone, camera, and reliable internet connectivity.
You must be a minimum of 15 years old to apply to volunteer.
All new volunteers must attend a mandatory training/orientation session that will be held roughly a week before the program begins (online until further notice). The time commitment for this volunteer opportunity is 2 evenings a week one-on-one tutoring (1 hour each evening) for a total of 16 sessions plus approximately 1 hour per week outside of program hours for activity preparation.
All volunteers aged 18+ must have a current Police Vulnerable Sector Check clearance issued within one year of the start of the program. While LDAWC is not in a position to cover associated fees, we will happily provide you with a letter to present to your local police station if required.
A letter of reference is available after the program upon request.
We now run programs year-round (winter, spring, summer and fall). Programs generally run twice a week (Monday and Wednesday OR Tuesday and Thursday) in the early evening. The one exception is the 3-week daily program that we will be piloting in the summer of 2021. It will run M-F from 10-11 am.