Alternative Reading Week: Niagara

Student Community Outreach

Alternative Reading Week: Niagara


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About the Organization

Behind every person with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, there are hundreds of people dedicated to helping. The Alzheimer Society is the leading not-for-profit health organization working nationwide to improve the quality of life for Canadians affected by Alzheimer's disease and other dementias and advance the search for the cause and cure. Active in communities right across Canada, the Society has programs and services near you.

Since 1978, we've been dedicated to providing help for people with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias and their caregivers. That help comes in many ways.

Project Details

Volunteers participating with the Alzheimer's Society will be assisting with general clean up of the office's common areas and storage facilities in St. Catharines. There are also opportunities to volunteer outside of the Alzheimer Socity helping to maintain and beautify the grounds and gardens around the property.

 

 

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Learning Disabilities of Niagara Region

About the Organization

 

 

Our purpose is to provide resources and support to individuals who are affected by learning disabilities within the Niagara Region. We provide leadership in learning disabilities advocacy, research, education and services, and advance the full participation in society of children, youth and adults with learning differences.

LDANR’s programs are designed to support children, youth and adults who are struggling with a learning disability; however the individual does not need to be formally diagnosed with a learning disability to participate in these programs. LDANR recognizes that a formal diagnosis is not something all individuals/families can have done and therefore we welcome children, youth and adults who are struggling in their academics and social life due to an identified or non-identified learning disability. The Learning Disabilities Association of Niagara Region currently offers multiple programs: Reading Rocks!, Reading Rocks Junior, Let's R.E.A.D., B.E.S.T., and S.L.A.M. for children and youth who have undiagnosed/diagnosed learning disabilities/ADHD.

 

 

Project Details

The volunteers will be responsible for assisting in the preparation of our fall programming. The specific tasks that will be involved include:

-Putting together hands-on literacy and numeracy games/activities of varying levels

-Putting together hands-on social skills games/activities

-Organizing literacy assessments for children in the program

-Organizing and putting together motivational workstation stations for each academic component of the program

-Assemble training packages for facilitators and volunteers