Homework Tutor

Organization Details
Organization Name: IRCOM Inc
Address: 95 Ellen Street
Winnipeg MB  R3A 1S8
Website: http://www.ircom.ca
Organizational Description: Newcomer Families
Volunteer Opportunity Details
Volunteer Opportunity ID: 2826
Description of Duties: Homework Tutors function in IRCOM's Homework and Education for Youth (HEY) program, as part of our After School Programs (ASP). HEY runs from 4-8pm Monday-Thursday and from 4-6pm on Fridays. Homework Tutors are encouraged to build meaningful and lasting relationships with our youth by helping them complete their homework. Volunteers are not expected to be experts or to have all the answers, but to be able to use the resources available together with the youth to create a rich shared learning experience.

Duties and Responsibilities
-Help youth complete homework assignments
-Act as a positive role model at all times, demonstrating support for pursuing a quality education
-Build relationships with the youth
-Maintain good communication with IRCOM staff
-Help enforce program guidelines as needed and appropriate
-Ask IRCOM staff for assistance as needed and appropriate
-Speak English during program times
-Minimize distractions (turn off cell phones)
-Sign in and out of each shift
Skills Required: -Must be outgoing, able to approach youth to initiate conversation and relationship
-Must be patient and compassionate, sensitive to youth's previous experiences in educational settings
-Must have high school diploma or equivalent
-Ability to tutor in at least one high school subject
-Demonstrated experience working in an educational setting and/or with newcomers an asset, but not required
-Willingness to learn and receive constructive feedback
-Must be sensitive to cultural differences and the impact of previous experiences on youth
-Experience working with youth an asset, but not required
-Must complete required trainings provided by IRCOM (see below)
-Must complete a satisfactory criminal record check and child abuse registry check
-Must be 18 years or older
Skills Gained/Related Careers: -A chance to build relationships and support newcomer youth
-A chance to learn about other cultures and share your own
-The chance to support someone as they study and learn
-Access to all trainings offered to IRCOM volunteers
-The chance to develop your own communication and leadership skills
-Participate in volunteer recognition events held throughout the year
-Reference letter provided after 3 months of consistent volunteer service
Age: 18-30, 31-54, 55+
Time Commitment:

This position requires volunteers to come once a week for two hours during program times. The minimum time commitment is for three months, however volunteers who can commit to staying until the end of the high school year are preferred.
Location of volunteer opportunity: Winnipeg
Does opportunity require a criminal record check? Yes
Will cost be reimbursed? Yes
Does opportunity require a child abuse registry check? Yes
Will cost be reimbursed? Yes
Opportunity is available to candidates that: Fulfilling volunteer hours for school credit
Uses a mobility device
Organization will provide: A letter of reference
Certificate of recognition
How to Apply: Online: ircom.ca/programs/volunteer-community-services-program/
Closing Date: Jun 30, 2025