There are so many great organizations all over the Lower Mainland. Every two weeks, we will introduce you to one to learn more about who they are and what they do.
Check out our current spotlighted organization:
881 E Hastings St
Who We Are
The Writers' Exchange offers free programs to at-risk kids in Vancouver with the aim of building their literacy skills, self-esteem and confidence through fun reading and writing activities. We even publish awesome books featuring the kids' work! All activities are supported by enthusiastic volunteer literacy mentors. Mentors bond with kids (ages 6 to 13) during literacy games, help them read picture books and graphic novels, and encourage their creativity during crafts and writing time. (And mentors often get to make their own crafts, too!) You don’t need to plan the activities—just show up ready to support the kids.We love working with volunteers from all backgrounds! This is an especially great volunteering opportunity if you’re thinking about becoming a teacher, social worker, child psychologist or working with children or youth in any capacity and want to gain concrete skills, experience and hours working with kids. It’s also a great way to make connections in your community, and a fun, meaningful opportunity to work with kids who need your support.Please visit www.vancouverwe.com/more-info for more info and to fill out an application form before June 4th to join us for our summer term.
Mentor for Inner-City Kids
Capilano University | 2055 Purcell Way, North Vancouver, British Columbia Canada V7J 3H5 Tel: 604.986.1911
Sunshine Coast | 5627 Inlet Avenue, Sechelt, British Columbia Canada V0N 3A0 Tel: 604.885.9310
Capilano University is named after Chief Joe Capilano, an important leader of the Squamish (Sḵwx̱wú7mesh) Nation of the Coast Salish people. We respectfully acknowledge that our campuses are located on the territories of the Lil’wat, Musqueam, Sechelt (shíshálh), Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations.