Change a Child’s Life

Mentor a struggling reader and unlock the pleasure and power of reading. A little of your time makes a big difference.

Time Well Spent

Our volunteer mentors love helping kids crack the code of reading, building fluency, vocabulary and strategies to read more and read better. Over 70% of them return.

What Our Partners Are Saying

Seeing their eyes light up, hearing giggles and the magic of a thank you – no amount of money can replace what sharing that moment with a wee scholar gives you. It is magic.

Vicki Gard

ELF Volunteer

The ELF volunteers are amazing individuals who build healthy relationships with our students and school community.

Beth Ryder

Principal, Assiniboine Avenue Elementary School

I have seen a huge improvement in my son's reading and his confidence and joy of reading. Thank you to all of the volunteers!

ELF Parent

We make volunteering easy. The children make it meaningful.

How It Works

Volunteers like you are changing the story about New Brunswick’s literacy crisis one child at a time. To ensure your contribution has the greatest impact, we empower our volunteers with training and resources so you feel confident and supported.

The first step is to fill out a simple application form. As COVID-19 is changing the way we do business, we will provide you more information on volunteering options after we receive your registration.

Volunteer News

COVID update: immediate

As our organization continues to adjust to our new normal, we want to thank our network; from our dedicated volunteers and school coordinators, to funders and community partners for what was shaping up to be another successful year for Elementary Literacy.

Volunteer Resources

Everything you need to help a child succeed in reading.