Volunteering is amazing! Investing in youth today makes for stronger communities tomorrow. In addition to the most important benefit of helping young lives move forward, you’ll really enjoy yourself too. Whether you are looking to invest in the community, fulfill volunteer hour requirements, gain experience in youth work, or build friendships and contribute, YFC will be a good place to start. Please review the volunteer guidelines for more information about volunteering with us.


YFC believes in involving volunteers in the provision of its programs, services and resources. We believe that by working together we will create a community of Hope, and that as we work together true community begins to form. As an organization our goals include:


  • To recruit volunteers who represent the ethnic, cultural and economic diversity of the communities of Westman.
  • To plan and develop programs which reflect the current needs of our communities.
  • To provide opportunities which promote skill development and personal development of each of our volunteers.

What is a volunteer?


A volunteer is an individual who works in a recognized position without financial compensation by our organization.


A volunteer is an individual who contributes their time and talents and is supervised by an assigned staff member.


A volunteer is an individual who is an essential member of our team, and whose opinions and suggestions are encouraged and valued.


A volunteer is an individual who is recognized for their contribution of time, expertise and talent.


A volunteer has fulfilled YFC Westman application requirements, including a volunteer application form (with references), a criminal record check and child abuse registry check (if over 18), and a confidentiality waiver.


A volunteer meets with a LITGROUPS staff person to help ensure that LITGROUPS is a good fit for their interests.

What volunteers do


  • Help us to create a respectful, inclusive literate community
  • Build relationships with youth and facilitate positive interaction and relationships between youth
  • Facilitate activities at table groups – whether leading or explaining games, supporting writing efforts, being a catalyst for brainstorming on a topic, or encouraging reluctant readers or writers to engage with manageable steps, prompts or modelling
  • Come alongside youth during independent reading time and suggest or help choose books, listen to students read, support and prompt reading strategies when needed, talk about the story being read, interact on the meaning and main points or interesting parts of a book, and at times read to youth
  • Help us talk, laugh, play, create, read and maintain healthy boundaries
  • Help us serve and clean up snack, and wash dishes, clean bathrooms, and sweep floors! We all pitch in, and volunteers help share what it takes to make LITGROUPS happen.

Top 10 Reasons to Volunteer

  1. To make a real difference in the world around you.
  2. To learn something about yourself.
  3. To add stuff to your resume for future jobs or college applications.
  4. To express your passion for a cause.
  5. To meet new people of all ages and backgrounds.
  6. To sample great snacks.
  7. To connect with others who also care about kids.
  8. To make your spare time significant. Your extra little effort to help someone or some organization can make a world of a difference to them.
  9. To know you did something great. Really great. Be proud of yourself! Heck, treat yourself to some ice cream. It’s time to DO SOMETHING!
  10. Apathy is boring.

How do I volunteer?


Let us know that you are interested! Fill out the “Want More Information?” portion below, and Roxanne at LITGROUPS will be in touch with you to answer you questions.




Fill out an application form online (see button at top of page).

Want more information?


Fill out the form below and we will get in touch with you to answer any questions you may have.

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