Get Ready for GivingTuesday

GivingTuesday is on December 3rd. It’s an international movement for giving and volunteering, taking place each year after Black Friday and Cyber Monday. This day celebrates and encourages the donation of time, resources and talents to address local challenges. This year, Decoda is participating in #GivingTuesday by using donations to provide one-to-one tutoring to improve… Read more

National Volunteer Week 2019

This week is National Volunteer Week! It’s a week to celebrate and thank the volunteers. The work they do helps people, neighbourhoods and communities. This year’s theme is The Volunteer Factor – Lifting Communities. Thank you to the many volunteers throughout BC who support literacy! Your actions have made a difference!

Speaking of volunteers …

Today we are pleased to welcome Chrisy Hill, Community Literacy Coordinator for the Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy – Elk Valley, as a guest blogger. She describes and acknowledges the work of a special volunteer tutor in her community. Did you know that volunteering is a responsibility as a Canadian citizen? We don’t often think… Read more

National Volunteer Week

It’s National Volunteer Week from April 15th to 21st. “Volunteering is often seen as a selfless act; a person gives their time, skills, experience, and passion to help others, without expecting anything in return. And while volunteering is a form of service, many volunteers will tell you that “you get more than you give”. From… Read more

National Volunteer Week 2017

This week is National Volunteer Week. The focus this year is on volunteer recognition. We would like to highlight the impact of literacy volunteers throughout the week. If you have a great volunteer you would like to recognize, please send us a photo and a couple of sentences describing what that person does and the… Read more

National Volunteer Week 2016

This week is National Volunteer Week. Please join us in thanking all the volunteers throughout BC who contribute their time and talent to help improve literacy in their community.