Volunteer Literacy Tutor for adult students
(Barrie Literacy Council)
|Comments||Information session is mandatory to find out what is involved with being a tutor to another adult. Tutor training workshop (about 15 hours) prepares you before being matched with an adult student. Ongoing assistance from staff is provided once you start.|
|Contact||Kelli Kane, Administrative Assistant, Barrie Literacy Council; Phone: 705-728-7323 * 705-817-3457; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Duties||Volunteer tutors are needed to help adults to improve their reading, writing, and math skills. We also have students who require help getting their GED. |
NOTE: We ask potential tutors to commit for one year so that they can come alongside a student for that length of time - once students make the decision to improve their skills, they need a tutor who is willing to work with them to increase not only their knowledge but their confidence and self esteem.
|More Info Link||www.barrieliteracy.ca|
|Benefits||What can you expect to get in return? |
1. Personal satisfaction in helping someone grow and helping another adult reach personal, educational or employment goals.
2. Broadened imagination for creative problem solving.
3. Involvement in community service.
4. Deepened understanding of values and lifestyles different from your own.
5. Networking opportunities with other volunteers.
|Clients||Adults over the age of 20, who are not in school and who need help with reading, writing, math. Occasional GED (grade 12 equivalent) student. |
Average age is 37
|Ages||20 year(s) and up|
|Suitable for OSSD||No|
|Suitable For||Adults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Persons with a physical disability ; Men ; Women ; Individuals|
|Areas of Interest||Education Support (Tutoring / Instruction) ; Life Skills Support ; Mentorship / Leadership ; Reading / Literacy|
|Skills/Experience||Communication & Interpersonal Skills ; Confidentiality ; Creativity ; Dependability & Trustworthiness ; Friendly & Outgoing ; Listening Skills ; Mentoring & Training ; Patience ; Self-Motivated / Work Independently ; Empathy and non-judgemental|
|Commitment Length||min. of one year|
|Minimum Hours||2 / Week|
|Dates and Times||Schedule for meeting with student is determined by tutor and student.|
|Accessibility||Fully Accessible ; Wheelchair accessible automatic main entrance ; Barrier-free washroom including door and stall|
|Number of Positions||Barrie: 25 individual(s) ; Innisfil: 20 individual(s) |
45 individual(s) needed in total.
|Training||Orientation - Mandatory before training: Feb 24, 2020 morning. March 12, 2020 evening. May 5, 2020 morning ; Training is provided ; Training is required ; Scheduled training ; Training on-going ; Call for details.|
|Transportation||Near public transit|
|Cost||$15 for Tutor Training Workshop to hold spot, and cover cost of materials.|
|Additional Requirements||Vulnerable sector check|
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|Organization Name||Barrie Literacy Council|
|Office Phone||Voice Only 705-728-7323 |
Text Only 705-728-7155
|Address & Map|
80 Bradford St, Unit 244
Barrie, ON L4N 6S7
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