Did you know?

“40% of BC adults do not have the skills necessary to read a newspaper, fill out a work application form, read a map, or understand a lease.”

Or that,

“49% of BC adults do not have the skills necessary to calculate a tip, create a budget, calculate sales tax, or understand credit card interest rates.”

READ Surrey/White Rock is helping to change these shocking statistics. Each small step makes a difference to the lives of the people we assist. For many, learning to improve reading, writing, and math skills is life changing.

Upcoming Events


Volunteer Information Session
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
City Centre Library, Room 418
10350 University Drive, Surrey
Registration appreciated but not required. 778.242.READ (7323)

Calendar of Events

8 September

International Literacy Day

13 September

Partners Volunteer Information Session

14-21 September

Raise a Reader week

21 September

Volunteering and Beyond (North Surrey Secondary)

27 September

Volunteer Expo (KPU, Surrey)

10 October

READ Board of Directors  Meeting

3 October

Tutor Training

5 October

Tutor Training

10 October

Tutor Training

12 October

Tutor Training

17 October

Tutor Training

19 October

Literacy Task Group Meeting

14 November

Read Board of Directors Meeting

12 December

Read Board of Directors Meeting

*Dates may change. Please contact us to confirm.

Partners Program

The Partners program is free and confidential. We offer one-to-one tutoring on reading, writing, and math to adult learners. Learners are matched with a trained volunteer tutor.

The matched pair works together to develop a learning plan. This plan is based on the learner’s needs and interests.

We acknowledge the financial assistance of the Province of British Columbia

If you or someone you know needs help, contact us

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You Rock Cake for Tutors

Our Partners adult literacy program is free and offers one-to-one tutoring to adult learners.

This is what our tutors say about working with a learner …

I am extremely proud to be associated with him and he has been a joy to work with.”


This undertaking has been an amazing learning experience for me. …. We both come away from our weekly meetings having learned something new. This program is making a difference in both of our lives.”


Our Newsletter

READ publishes an e-newsletter called Causerie. This newsletter helps us share literacy news and information with our members and the public. We also highlight the great work our learners and volunteers do.

Our Supporters

We couldn't do our work without the help of our Sponsors, Supporters and Friends of READ

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