KL&S Volunteers

Volunteers are an integral part of the success of Kingston Literacy & Skills (KL&S) and play a crucial role in our one-to-one tutoring program. Over 70 volunteers generously donate thousands of hours annually.

Staff recruit, screen, provide orientation and training, and support the volunteers in their respective programs. We are proud to provide a range of volunteer opportunities and have a long history of successful volunteer placement.

We hold our volunteers in high regard, and they are formally recognized and thanked during National Volunteer Week. Our volunteers are also recognized informally throughout the year.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer at KL&S, please click here.

“Tutoring at KL&S is the most rewarding volunteer work I have ever done. 
Each student has given me unique insights into the teaching-learning dynamic. 
I look forward to every tutoring session. (Also, the KL&S staff are the best!)”

Volunteer Opportunities 

Children’s Room

Volunteer Staff for CNC Program

We are also looking for a volunteer to help with light duties to enable staff to focus their energy on the children. Duties include: snack preparation, craft preparation, toy cleaning, light dishwashing and helping with updating the display board.

If you are interested in either of the positions listed above, please contact ajackson@klandskills.ca or send in the application form found on this page.

Urgently Needed – Bingo Greeters


  • Attend at least three bingos per year (2 hours per bingo)
  • Assist on the floor as needed – no sales involved

Commitment: Attend a 3/4-hour training session provided by Community Spirit Bingo. Attend at least three bingos (2 hours per bingo) per year with another KL&S bingo volunteer.

You will NOT be asked to handle money or to be a runner. This volunteer opportunity takes place in a smoke-free environment.

If you are dependable, punctual and enjoy people, this is your opportunity to shine! If you are interested in this volunteer opportunity, please email or phone Donna V. at 613-547-2012.


Grate Groan-Up Spelling Bee Volunteers

The Grate Groan-Up Spelling Bee takes place each May and is KL&S’ premier fundraiser. The Bee committee is looking for additional volunteers to help run this fun event! Volunteers plan and organize the event, help find sponsors and teams. The committee is also looking for anyone interested in taking meeting minutes. If you enjoy people and want to have some fun, this is the opportunity for you! The time commitment is about 2 hours per month.

If you are interested in this volunteer opportunity, please email or phone 613-547-0088.


KL&S Volunteer Tutor Training

Are you interested in tutoring adults? Most of the one-to-one tutoring at KL&S is delivered by volunteer tutors.

  • Are you patient, flexible and open-minded?
  • Do you have strong reading and writing skills?
  • Can you commit to volunteering three hours a week for the next eight months, or more?

If you said “yes” to all three questions, please read on!

Required Training

Training is generally offered twice a year, once in the fall (October) and once in the winter (January). If you are interested in becoming a volunteer tutor, please call in September or December to set-up an interview.

Note: Next training Winter 2017.

Before registering for training, you will have an interview with our tutor coordinator. Training comprises eight sessions. Four sessions are delivered in group meetings at KL&S; four sessions are delivered to you on-line. Please click here for the training calendar. If working online is new to you, we are happy to arrange a convenient time for you to use a computer at one of our sites.


After successfully completing the training, you will be matched with one of our students. The student will already have met with a staff member and together they will have outlined learning goals and a basic plan of action.

Tutors and students meet once a week for a two-hour session on-site at KL&S.

Contact Us

If you are interested in becoming a Volunteer Tutor, please contact Stacy or Laurie for more information, and to arrange for an interview.

In Kingston: Stacy Watson, email or call 613.547.2012

In Napanee: Laurie DesLauriers, email or call 613.354.0226

KL&S Volunteer News

Volunteer News Dec 2012

Volunteer News Sept-Oct 2012

Volunteer News May-June 2012

Volunteer News Mar-Apr 2012

Volunteer News Jan-Feb 2012

Volunteer News May-June 2011

Volunteer News Mar-Apr 2011

Volunteer News Jan-Feb 2011

Volunteer News Nov-Dec 2010

Volunteer News Sept-Oct 2010

Volunteer News May-June 2010

Volunteer News Mar-Apr 2010

Volunteer News Jan-Feb 2011

Volunteer News Nov-Dec 2010

Volunteer News Sept-Oct 2009

Volunteer News May-June 2009

Volunteer News March-April 2009

Volunteer News January 2009