Looking to gain experience in tutoring children and youth? Want to give back to your community? Become a United for Literacy tutor!
United for Literacy believes that everyone has the right to literacy and education in a positive and safe environment that focuses on meeting each learner's unique needs.
In Grande Prairie, United for Literacy has partnered with three local elementary schools to offer 1-to-1 literacy support to students. As a volunteer, you will work with elementary aged learners (age 7-12) and create a fun environment that is focused on building positive memories and experiences around learning and reading. You will work one on one with your learner to play games, do literacy activities, read, write and build their confidence!
We'd love to have you on the team for a minimum of three months, but availability throughout the school year (October until early-June) is ideal. Volunteer recruitment occurs in September (October start) and January. The minimum time commitment is 1 hour/week, split into two half-hour sessions. Reference letters are available to volunteers who have been with us for at least 6 months.
Choose to volunteer at one of our three locations: St. Clement Catholic School, Mother Theresa Catholic School, or Avondale Public School.
No teaching experience? No problem! Our volunteers come from many different backgrounds and experiences. We are looking for punctual, enthusiastic, and flexible people who are interested in making a positive difference in the lives of Indigenous children and youth. Previous experience working with children and career pursuits in the field of education will be considered assets but are not required.
Recruitment and training: Our applicant screening process involves an application, an interview, two reference checks, and a police records check (United for Literacy will cover the cost). A 3 hour training is provided before the first tutoring session.
BENEFITS OF VOLUNTEERING
- Serve the community and make a positive difference in the lives of children and youth.
- Gain experience related to a career in the non-profit sector, human resources, education, social work, etc.
- Develop your interpersonal and communication skills.
READY TO APPLY?
Gain experience working with children and mentoring them in a one-to-one interaction that benefits their individual learning style and encourages them to gain a love for reading and learning! Help a student gain confidence in themselves and witness the positive impact on their social and academic experiences.
If this sounds like the volunteer opportunity for you, please complete our Inquiry Form by clicking on the button below.
In-person training will take place in September. Location and date TBD. An online presentation will be made available for applicants who are unable to attend and/or live outside of Grande Prairie.
FREE training and professional development opportunities are available throughout the year.