Online Reading Program Volunteer

Organization Details
Organization Name: Frontier College
Address: 255 Tache ave
Winnipeg MB  R2H 1Z8
Website: http://www.frontiercollege.ca
Organizational Description: Frontier College is a national literacy organization operating a wide variety of programs in locations across Canada.

We recruit and train volunteer tutors who assist children, youth, and adults to acquire essential literacy and numeracy skills. We also partner with community-based organizations to help them establish and deliver literacy programs that meet the specific needs of their communities and participants.

As Canada's original literacy organization, Frontier College has been recruiting dedicated volunteers to work with Canadian children, youth, and adults from coast to coast to coast since 1899. Our programs have helped millions of Canadians improve their literacy skills, and we would love to welcome your involvement in continuing this meaningful work.
Volunteer Opportunity Details
Description of Duties: We are currently recruiting volunteers to support our virtual after school program on Thursdays from 4:00pm - 5:15pm. As a volunteer you will support students in grade 1 to 5 with their literacy activities in our weekly after-school program.

The program will operate on the Zoom platform and will be run by one of our literacy interns. The Intern will plan all the activities and share them with the volunteers prior to the program. The volunteers will then work with a small group of children in breakout rooms with a focus on reading, writing, and numeracy. This volunteer position can be done remotely so you can be located anywhere in Manitoba and still participate.

Frontier College will provide free training to anyone accepted as a volunteer. We will continue to provide you with any additional support or resources throughout your tutoring experience. We can also sign off on your volunteer hours and provide a reference.

To learn more about us, please visit www.frontiercollege.ca.
Skills Required: We are seeking individuals who:
- Want to help others improve their literacy skills
- Enjoy working with children
- Are comfortable working with learners from diverse backgrounds and literacy levels
- Are committed and reliable on a weekly basis
- Are able to navigate the online platform Zoom and are comfortable tutoring in an virtual setting


**Please note that unfortunately we cannot accept volunteers under the age of 16.**
Skills Gained/Related Careers: As a volunteer with Frontier College you will gain:
- Teaching experience
- Literacy tutoring skills
- Experience working with learners from a variety of background, including individuals with learning disabilities, and different literacy levels.
Age: 17 and under, 18-30, 31-54, 55+
Time Commitment: Evening
Thursdays 4:00pm - 5:15 pm Location: Zoom
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? No
Opportunity is available to candidates that: Are fulfilling volunteer hours for credit
Speaks French
Uses a wheelchair
Organization will provide: A letter of reference
Evaluation
Supervision
Training/Orientation
Tutoring resources
How to Apply: Email: winnipeg@frontiercollege.ca
Closing Date: Feb 1, 2021
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