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One hour a week can make a difference in the literacy of a child.

Do you enjoy working with children? Would you like to help boost the reading and learning skills of local students? If so, you may want to become a Sight Word Buster! The Sight Word Busters program is made up of volunteers who spend, on average, one hour per week working with students in local primary classrooms.

At the kindergarten level, volunteers help students learn letter names, sounds, and the first sight words. In the first and second grades, volunteers help students master a list of 300+ high frequency sight words and reinforce other reading skills being taught at these grade levels.

Volunteers need no prior knowledge or training. The Sight Word Busters program provides volunteer training and support.

If you would like more information about this important work, please visit us at https://www.sightwordbusters.org/getting-started-volunteer. If you want to make a difference in the life of a child, this is the opportunity for you!

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About Sight Word Busters


10240 Ophir Rd, Newcastle, CA 95658, US

Mission Statement

The mission of Sight Word Busters is to ensure primary students master high-frequency words (sight words) using well-trained community volunteers working one-on-one with students in their own classrooms, employing consistent practices, self-paced goals, and positive reinforcement.


Founded in 2011, Sight Word Busters is a grass roots, volunteer-based 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that supports TK (Transitional Kindergarten) through Second grade students in schools throughout Placer County and beyond. Students love working with our trained volunteers. Volunteers love watching students make progress in reading. Teachers appreciate daily sight word reinforcement for their students without having to prepare activities for the volunteers.
Linda LoBue, founder and coordinator of the Sight Word Buster volunteer program, has worked in education for 35 years as a teacher, principal, and reading specialist. Her many years of experience have taught her the importance of children developing strong literacy skills before they enter third grade. Children who attain literacy prior to this defining period are significantly more likely to succeed academically and in their long-term pursuits. This is the mission that Linda has brought to Placer County.
Sight Word Busters has officially received the highest level of recognition from GuideStar.


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


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