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Elementary Literacy Volunteer: read with a child once a week

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ORGANIZATION: Wayzata Public Schools

  • 15 people are interested

Wayzata Public Schools' 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.

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: Training begins in October. Weekly volunteering runs from November 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/Early November- orientation at specific school for volunteers
Week of November 6 - reading begins
Week of May 20 - program ends

If you are interested in becoming a Literacy Volunteer, you can complete this online form: https://forms.gle/uQJB3KMF2hb1PNpT9

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

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About Wayzata Public Schools


16000 41st Ave N, Plymouth, MN 55446, 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.


17340 County Road 6Plymouth, MN 55447



  • Mentoring
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Reading / Writing


  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 20-30 minutes, one day a week from November through May.
  • Enjoy working with elementary-aged students.

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