Looking to gain experience in tutoring children and youth? Become a United for Literacy tutor!
Formerly Frontier College, United for Literacy is the national registered charity dedicated to improving the lives of children, youth, and adults through literacy. Since 1899, our All Welcome! approach and innovative services have been transforming every place into a learning place. In the past year, nearly 25,000 children, youth, and adults in over 211 urban, rural, and remote places across Canada (including 137 Indigenous communities), gained access to free, inclusive literacy and numeracy programs, in person and online, supported by nearly 2,000 trained volunteer tutors.
In Grande Prairie, United for Literacy has partnered with three local elementary schools to offer 1-to-1 literacy support to elementary school students. Each volunteer will be trained and placed with a student who requires reading, writing, and possibly homework help.
We'd love to have you on the team for a minimum of three months, but availability throughout the school year (Oct-June) is ideal. Volunteer recruitment occurs in September and January. Reference letters are available to volunteers who have been with us for at least 6 months.
Preference is for volunteers to be physically at the school with students, but an online tutoring option (via Zoom) is available.
We are looking for punctual, enthusiastic, and dedicated volunteers who are interested in making a positive difference in the lives of children and youth. Volunteers must be open and understanding of other cultures. Previous experience working with children and career pursuits in the field of education will be considered assets but are not required. If tutoring in person, volunteers must provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or an exemption from a medical professional.
Our applicant screening process involves an interview, two reference checks, and a police records check (Frontier College will cover the cost).
BENEFITS OF VOLUNTEERING
- an opportunity to serve the community and make a positive difference in the lives of children and youth.
- an opportunity to get experience for individuals striving for a career in the non-profit sector, human resources, education, social work, etc.
- an opportunity to 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!
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 late September and mid-January. An online presentation will be made available for applicants who live outside of Grande Prairie.
FREE training and professional development opportunities are available throughout the year.