Call for literacy mentor volunteers


The Writers’ Exchange is looking for mentors. Read on…

Share your love of reading and writing with kids who need your help, and volunteer for the Writers’ Exchange.

The Writers’ Exchange runs free literacy programs for at-risk kids in East Vancouver. As a volunteer mentor, you can help with reading, creative writing projects, literacy games, art projects and cool crafts or support a small group of kids during in-school book-making programs. Help us make literacy fun and accessible for kids!

We are currently looking for volunteers who can commit to an after-school program once a week until mid-June, Mondays to Thursdays from 3:00-5:00PM. We also have short-term in-school projects, which require a commitment of one and a half hours for four or five weeks during a specific school day (Monday to Friday, between 9:00-3:00. Our volunteers come from a wide range of backgrounds, so everyone is welcome! This is also a great opportunity to meet like-minded people interested in reading, creative writing, and working with kids.

Become a volunteer in three easy steps: fill in our online form, get a free criminal record check and attend an orientation.Orientations happen every couple of weeks, so you can join anytime!

If you love working with kids, reading and writing, and are looking for a way to make a difference in someone’s future, contact Stacey (volunteer liaison/literacy programmer) at

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