FROM 3 TO 3: Developing Literacy Through Story
Become a FROM 3 TO 3™ Volunteer
Do you enjoy working with young children? Do you like reading and telling children's stories? This volunteer opportunity might be for you.
The goal of FROM 3 TO 3™ is to develop children's language and social reasoning abilities for school success. Many of the children participating in the program speak English as a second language and come from very diverse cultural backgrounds. The program is offered through schools in the Toronto District School Board (TDSB).
All volunteers attend a training session to provide background information on development of children's social understanding. Training will also clarify the tutor's role in the school setting. You will work closely with teachers, early childhood educators and other volunteers.
This program is open to students from all faculties and departments in any year of study. Volunteers must be comfortable reading aloud in English to children, and will be asked to read aloud before they begin volunteering.
As a volunteer tutor, you will receive training and support throughout the duration of the project.
How it works
Orient yourself to FROM 3 to 3 by going through the Powerpoint slides.
- Attend an interview and fill out a Police Reference Check application. (Read more about the police reference check )
- Sign up for FROM 3 TO 3’s Orientation and Training
- Attend the Community Action Project Orientation
- Participate for 8 weeks in the winter semesters
- Attend 2 reflection sessions with the CCP and other participants of FROM 3 TO 3
If you complete all six steps above you can add the experience to your Co-Curricular Record.
When and where
Schedule and time commitment
Fall involvement: 2-3 hours each week over 8 weeks from September to November.
Winter involvement: 2-3 hours each week over 8 weeks from January to March.
You can choose to be involved in Fall, Winter or both.
Volunteers are assigned to a school and a class for the term. All schools are accessible by the TTC.