The people who need help and the people who can give help are all part of the same community. There are many ways you can help literacy by getting involved with READ.

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.”


You Can..

Become a volunteer tutor

Our Partners adult literacy program is free and offers one-to-one tutoring to adult learners. Minimum requirements for volunteer tutors are:

  • Excellent command of the English language, both oral and written

  • High school graduation or equivalent

  • At least 19 years of age

  • Patient and non-judgemental

  • Complete a criminal record check

Download the Volunteer Information Package and

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Make a donation

We are grateful for all cash and in-kind donations we receive. We are in the process of applying for Charitable status. Until then we cannot give out charitable tax receipts.

As a friend, supporter or partner you will be recognized!

Friends: $1-$999

  • You will be recognized on our website

Supporters: $1000-$7499

  • You will be recognized on our website and our print materials

Sponsors: $7500+

  • Your organization’s name will be recognized on our website and in all print materials featuring your logo and name. We are actively visiting community organizations and will mention your name in all community presentations and events.
Put up a poster

People with low literacy are often hidden in society. Help us reach those who need help but printing out this Partners poster and putting it up in your neighbourhood or workplace.

Become a board member

We are a friendly, active board. Maybe you want to join us? Click here for a Board Member Job Description or email us at

Join the Surrey White Rock Literacy Task Group

The Surrey White Rock Literacy Task Group is a community alliance that coordinates and integrates literacy work in Surrey and White Rock.

You can learn more about it here.

Raise awareness of the literacy needs in our community

According to Decoda fact-sheets:

Over 500,000 British Columbians have challenges with literacy. (16% of British Columbians are at Level 1 literacy or below.)

To learn more about how you can help please send an email to

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