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Elementary Literacy Volunteer: read with a child once a week

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ORGANIZATION: Wayzata Public Schools

  • 7 people are interested

The Literacy Volunteer Program focuses on improving the reading skills of struggling readers in elementary schools. The students are not non-readers, but usually have difficulty with comprehension or fluency. Literacy volunteers generally help students in these areas by listening to them read out loud. In addition to improved reading skills, strong relationships are forged between the student and the volunteer. Often, this helps build the student's self-confidence when it comes to their ability in reading.

Students read to the volunteers following a curriculum designed by the district's reading office using books specifically purchased for the program. Books, materials, and training are provided. The ultimate goal of the Literacy Volunteer Program is to help students learn to love to read. We do not teach them to read, but encourage them by being their coach and reading partner.

Commitment: The program runs from October to May. Literacy volunteers come into the schools and meet weekly with an assigned student for 20-30 minutes, one time a week.
Location: The program is offered at all of the Wayzata Public Schools' elementary schools.

The timeline for the program is as follows:
October - all volunteer training (optional)
Late October - orientation at specific school for volunteers
Mid November - reading begins
First week of May - program ends

If you are interested in becoming a Literacy Volunteer, you can complete this online form:

Contact Julie Menk at or 763-745-5207 with questions.

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About Wayzata Public Schools


12925 16th Ave N, Plymouth, MN 55441, US

Mission Statement

The Mission of Wayzata Public Schools is to ensure a world-class education that prepares each and every student to thrive today and excel tomorrow in an ever-changing global society.


Wayzata Public Schools is a vibrant, caring community of teachers and students located in the Twin Cities' western suburbs. Extending from the north shore of Lake Minnetonka, we encompass 38 square miles of beautiful countryside, lakeside communities and growing suburbs.

Each of our students is on a unique and wonderful educational journey - and we do everything we can to help them embrace and nurture the possibilities.


Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Children & Youth, Education & Literacy


We'll work with your schedule.


1455 County Road 101 NPlymouth, MN 55447



  • Mentoring
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Reading / Writing


  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 30 minutes, one day a week from November through the first week of May.
  • Enjoy working with elementary-aged students.

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