Adult Women's Literacy Tutor

Opportunity ID: 2034

Organization Details
Organization Name: Elizabeth Fry Society of Manitoba
Address: 544 Selkirk Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R2W 2M9
Organizational Description: Our mission statement is to empower, provide support, advocacy and guidance to women who are involved in the criminal justice system. We provide services for women who are incarcerated as well as in the community at our location on Selkirk Ave. Volunteers facilitate a variety of programs, perform office maintenance duties, tutor participants in our literacy program, assist with stocking our clothing depot and participate as members of our board.
Volunteer Opportunity Details
Description of Duties: The Literacy Tutor works one-on-one with learners and helps to facilitate group games in our adult women's literacy program. This program is based out of our office on Selkirk Ave, and provides students with basic instruction in reading, writing, math and computer skills, within a student-centered individualized learning approach. Supervision and guidance is provided by our Literacy Worker.
Skills Required: - Ability to support learners and find resources for learners
- Able to build trust with learners to find their strengths, challenges, and goals
- Set up a goal template and check in with learner to see if goals are met
- Be respectful and understand people come from different places and have different skill sets
- Report to the Program and Volunteer coordinator if more resources are needed or if there are any concerns
-Comfortable tutoring in basic reading, writing, computers and/or math (NOTE: strong math tutors are in high demand)
Skills Gained/Related Careers: -adult education/facilitation skills
-contribution to community
Age: 18-30, 31-54, 55+
Time Commitment: Daytime
Tutors generally volunteer 2 hours per week, but can volunteer up to 6-8 hours per week if desired. The literacy program runs Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10 AM to 12 noon, so tutors must be available for at least one of these shifts each week. We prefer a minimum 6 month commitment.
Location of volunteer opportunity: Winnipeg
Does opportunity require a criminal record check? Yes
Will cost be reimbursed? No
Does opportunity require a child abuse registry check? No
Opportunity is available to candidates that: Are carrying out of court ordered community service
Are fulfilling volunteer hours for credit
Speaks French
Speaks another language: Any
Organization will provide: A letter of reference
Certificate of recognition
How to Apply: Email:
Phone: 204-589-7335 ext. 224
Closing Date: Jan 31, 2019
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