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Project Literacy Central Okanagan Society
Project Literacy was established in 1986 to provide free literacy support to our community. We match adults who want to upgrade their literacy skills (English or math) with suit...
Extra information
Project Literacy is honored to receive the City of Kelowna, 2019 Volunteer Organization of the Year Award.
1635 Bertram Street
Kelowna, British Columbia
V1Y 2G5
Causes we care about

  • Community and Economic Development

  • Education

  • Philanthropy and Capacity Building

Businesses whose employees volunteer with us
Social Mission
To provide volunteer based literacy support services to improve the quality of life in our community.
Businesses and organizations that we work with
Central Okanagan Foundation
Do Some Good
Valley First, a division of First West Credit Union
Interior Savings
KCR Community Resources
University of British Columbia Okanagan
JCI Kelowna
Accelerate Okanagan
Launch Community Development Foundation
Our average annual contributions received

14K

Hours Volunteered

$280K

Monetary Equivalent of Hours

Volunteer opportunities
Logo of Volunteer Virtual Reader in Schools
Volunteer Virtual Reader in SchoolsProject Literacy Central Okanagan Society, KelownaFlexible schedule
Help a young reader improve their reading and literacy skills
Apply by Dec 11th 20200 / 1 spots filled
Stories of our community involvement
An outstanding volunteer with Project Literacy Central Okanagan Society since 2006, Valley First, a division of First West Credit Union is proud to recognize Alex Carr with a $1,000 SimpleGenerosity Volunteer Award!

A retired math and physics educator, Alex generously contributes hundreds of hours, teaching learners English, math and physics; his expertise and passion for education is invaluable to our organisation. In addition to his time spent as a volunteer tutor (5 days a week), Alex is a past board member and board president of Project Literacy.

Alex is certainly a volunteer that spreads Simple Generosity throughout our community every day of the week!

Congratulations Alex and thank you for leading in our community!
Valley First, a division of First West Credit Union is sending high 5’s and kudos to SimpleGenerosity Volunteer Award recipient Bryon Johnstad!

Byron has been volunteering as an English tutor with Project Literacy Central Okanagan Society for more than five years. He has helped many new comers to Kelowna improve their literacy skills so they have a better opportunity for a successful life in Canada.

Byron is an exceptional person--kind and caring and always doing something extra for his Learners. Byron also volunteers at many Project Literacy fundraising events and he often donates holiday decor to the Learning Centre, which he makes himself; drawing on his Masters in Fine Arts degree!

Thank you Byron for being an outstanding person and volunteer!
We're celebrating Canada Day and this notable nomination from Valley First, a division of First West Credit Union! A big shout out to SimpleGenerosity nominee Carolyn Patrick for supporting our friends Project Literacy Central Okanagan Society.

With a background as a speech language pathologist, Carolyn is certainly valuable at Project Literacy in teaching English pronunciation! Carolyn has worked with 20 individuals from countries around the world including Russia, Ukraine, Iran, Syria, Yemen, Sri Lanka, Japan, China, Vietnam, South Korea, Turkey, Madagascar, France and Slovenia.

Carolyn, thank you for inspiring us and helping our community thrive!
Kudos and a notable nomination from Valley First, a division of First West Credit Union for the SimpleGenerosity nomination we received for Denise Dickson!

Denise is an avid volunteer with Project Literacy Central Okanagan Society. Denise helps vulnerable seniors learn how to use the internet and mobile devices to become better connected with their families and reduce their fear around the internet and mobile technology.

Thanks for inspiring us Denise and helping our seniors thrive!

If you know a volunteer doing good in your community, nominate them today on Do Some Good; http://bit.ly/2ouTm67
We’re celebrating volunteers this Canada Day with a Notable Nomination from Valley First, a division of First West Credit Union. Shout out to a SimpleGenerosity nomination we received for Geoff Barrow! Geoff is a long-time volunteer with Project Literacy Central Okanagan Society.

Geoff’s extra-ordinary background gives him special wisdom and insight into situations his learners may be facing. His wisdom and intelligence make him invaluable to Project Literacy.

Geoff, thank you for inspiring us and helping our community thrive!

Know a volunteer doing good in your community? Nominate them today on Do Some Good; http://bit.ly/2ouTm67
KCR Community Resources is so proud to partner with Project Literacy Central Okanagan Society on the new Community Care Garden Project that will not only beautify our street but more importantly, it will increase food security for local vulnerable families, offer food literacy support to immigrant and low income families and it allows us to come together as a community.

Here is the morning crew of volunteers (socially distancing and grouped with people from their bubble) getting ready to build 14 planters that will be planted this afternoon with vegetables.
CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS

Do you have 2 hours a week during the day to 𝗵𝗲𝗹𝗽 𝗮 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗻𝗴 𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗱𝗲𝗿 𝘄𝗵𝗼 𝗶𝘀 𝘀𝘁𝗿𝘂𝗴𝗴𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗮𝘁 𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗱𝗶𝗻𝗴?

Become a volunteer tutor in local elementary schools and share the joy of reading! 📚💚

For more information please call:
250-762-2163 x 4
Project Literacy Kelowna Society continues their Dining Out for Project Literacy in Kelowna through January 31st. Find out how you can support literacy in our community: https://www.downtownkelowna.com/what-to-do/even...
Hi!

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 anna@projectliteracykelowna.org - OR if you're interested in attending here's a link to the event: https://www.facebook.com/events/313425645939394/

Thanks!
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
1635 Bertram Street
Kelowna, British Columbia
V1Y 2G5
Causes we care about

  • Community and Economic Development

  • Education

  • Philanthropy and Capacity Building

Businesses whose employees volunteer with us
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