Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) is seeking volunteers to help grow its wee read program, which is an early literacy program created by the Alberta Reads Network.

This is an eight week program for students in kindergarten and grade 1, that gets them excited about reading and strengthens their literacy skills.

Volunteers visit one of 22 EIPS schools partaking in the program once a week for 30 minutes. They can read books out-loud, play vocabulary games and talk to students about what inspired them throughout their childhood.

Those interested in volunteering can contact EIPS and/or attend the Alberta Reads training at Westboro Elementary from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. on January 21.

Participating schools include: A.L. Horton Elementary, Andrew School, Ardrossan Elementary, Brentwood Elementary, Bruderheim School, École Parc Élémentaire, Fort Saskatchewan Elementary, Fort Saskatchewan Christian, Fultonvale Elementary Junior High, James Mowat Elementary, Lakeland Ridge, Lamont Elementary, Mills Haven Elementary, Mundare School, Pine Street Elementary, SouthPointe School, Uncas Elementary, Wes Hosford Elementary, Westboro Elementary, Win Ferguson Elementary, Woodbridge Farms Elementary and Wye Elementary.