Join in the fun of our first Online Fundraiser! The Get Going With Literacy Contest is free to enter! Just create a unique photo or TikTok video centered on any literacy theme (food literacy, physical literacy, music literacy, social literacy, traditional literacy). Then get your family and friends to vote for your entry. There are prizes for best photo and video, plus People's Choice prizes. So have fun and Get Going With Literacy!! Check out the contest here: https://www.gogophotocontest.com/getgoingwithli...
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!
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!
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!
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
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org - OR if you're interested in attending here's a link to the event: https://www.facebook.com/events/313425645939394/