Thank you for signing up to volunteer!

Thank you so much for signing up to volunteer with the Writers' Exchange kids!

You are ALMOST done with the application process. Just THREE more quick steps:

1. All volunteers must complete a free criminal record check with the province. Please complete the check RIGHT NOW, as it can take up to 6 weeks to process, and this can impact your start date. 

Online Link:

Access Code: 3A48UK3L87

You may be required to complete an extra step to verify your identity. Please let me know if that is required in your case.

2. Please email the following questions to your two references and ask them to send their responses to (appropriate references include current/former employers or co-workers, current/former volunteer managers, teachers or profs, or close personal friends who know you very well).

How do you know this person?

If this person were to volunteer with us, she/he would be working with at-risk kids ages 5 to 13 on homework and creative writing projects. Do you think she/he would be suitable for the position? If so, why?

We require all volunteers to make a firm weekly commitment. Do you think that this person is capable of honouring such a commitment? Please provide some examples if you can.

Have you seen this person work with kids? If so, what is she/he like?

Do you have any concerns about her/him working with at-risk kids as a literacy tutor?

Is there anything else you would like to add regarding her/his suitability to volunteer with our program?

3. Please sign up for one of our new volunteer orientations:

Sunday, June 25th, 2 - 3:30pm

Tuesday, June 27th, 5:30 - 7pm


Summer programs will begin the week of July 3rd. The schedule is as follows (more programs to be added in the coming weeks):

Mondays: 9:45 - 11am in the Grandview and Renfrew neighbourhoods, 12:30 - 2:30pm in the Hastings-Sunrise neighbourhood
Tuesdays: 10am - 12pm and 1 - 3pm at 881 E Hastings
Wednesdays: Mysterious Summer Adventures
Thursdays: 10am - 12pm @ 881 E Hastings, 12:45 - 2:45pm in a location to be confirmed
Fridays: To be confirmed


In the meantime, please check out our social medias to get a glimpse of all of the fun you're about to have:

Looking forward to seeing you soon!

—The Writers' Exchange Crew


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