We are 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.


Commitment: Attend a 3/4-hour training session provided by Community Spirit Bingo. Attend at least three bingos (two 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. No sales involved.

If you are dependable, punctual and enjoy people, this is your opportunity to shine!

Funds go towards supporting our literacy programs.


The Grate Groan-Up Spelling Bee 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, and 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 two hours per month.

Funds go towards supporting our literacy programs.


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!



Training is generally offered twice a year or more frequency as needed.

Before registering for training, you will have an interview with our tutor coordinator. Training comprises of approximately eight hours; four hours delivered live in a group meeting at KL&S, and eight hours delivered to you online.


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.


Click Here to download the Volunteer Application form, and fill out the required fields.

When completed you can submit the form in one of the following ways:

  1. Print the form and deliver it in person to the attention of Karen Moran at 16 Bath Rd., Unit 7, Kingston, Ont.

  2. Download the form to your computer and submit it via e-mail to kmoran@klsread.ca

  3. Print and fax the form to us at 613-547-2024.

Thank you for your application to volunteer at Kingston Literacy & Skills. You will receive a call from our Volunteer Co-ordinator to set up a time to meet in person.


Thank you again for your interest in KL&S!