READ Saskatoon will be in Regina to celebrate Family Literacy Day on Monday January 27 & Tuesday January 28. United Way Regina is happy to help recruit 12 volunteers per night to help host two family literacy events: evening of the 27th and evening of the 28th. You are welcome to register for one or both. You will get first hand exposure to one of READ Saskatoon’s signature offerings for families: Saskatchewan Odyssey
Monday January 27
Tuesday January 28
Roles of Volunteers:
Volunteers will be assigned to run an activity station related to the Saskatchewan Odyssey event.
We will require volunteers to be at the host school 30 minutes prior to the event, and for about 15 minutes after the event to assist with takedown. The event itself will run for 1.5-2 hours, dependent on the school.
The Brain Architecture Game is a tabletop game experience that builds understanding of the powerful role of experiences on early brain development – what promotes it, what derails it, with what consequences for our community. Participants gain a memorable, compelling perspective on the lifelong impact of early childhood experiences. The game is a 75-90 minute experience optimized for groups of 4-6 people per table. It can be played in small workshops, conferences, and large events, with as few as 15, or as many as 80 participants.
Hosted by United Way Regina, the Poverty Simulation is an interactive tool that emulates what it would be like to live one month in poverty in Saskatchewan. Participants are given a backstory, a job, and a bank account. Their task – to see if they can last a month on a low and fixed income. Facilitators pose different questions and challenges for the participants to answer. The questions are based on real life scenarios right here in Regina.