Volunteer Literacy Tutor for Adult Students

(Barrie Literacy Council, Barrie - Bradford St)

Position ID: V-BAR0085
Last Modified: 04 Jul 2024
Last Full Update: 03 Jul 2024

Opportunity Details: Volunteer Literacy Tutor for Adult Students


Information session is required to find out what is involved with being a tutor to another adult. If you decide to become a tutor, Tutor Training Workshop (about 10 hours) prepares you before being matched with an adult student. Ongoing assistance from staff is provided once you start.

In 2024, the next Information Session is scheduled for September 10, 2-3:30 pm, in person.

This is followed by an in person Tutor Training Workshop on Tuesdays October 1, 8, 15, 22, between 9:30 - noon.

Contact Susan DeCharette, Administrative Assistant, Barrie Literacy Council; Phone: 705-728-7323; Email: admin@barrieliteracy.ca

Volunteer tutors are needed to help adults to improve their reading, writing, math and digital skills. 
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.

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 18, who are not in school and who need help with reading, writing math skills and digital skills in everyday living, to reach their own goal of employment, apprenticeship, further education or greater independence and to improve confidence and self esteem. 
Average age is 44
Ages 18 year(s) and up
Suitable for Highschool Credit Hours No
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
Interaction Level One-on-one
Minimum Hours 2 / Week
Accessibility Fully Accessible ; Wheelchair accessible automatic main entrance ; Barrier-free washroom including door and stall
Number of Positions Barrie ; Innisfil 
25 individual(s) needed in total.
Training Orientation - Information Session - see Comments section ; Training is provided ; Training is required ; Scheduled training ; Training on-going ; Call for details.
Transportation Near public transit
Police Check Required
Additional Requirements Vulnerable sector check

Agency Details: Barrie Literacy Council, Barrie - Bradford St

Office Phone Voice and Messages: 705-728-7323, Text Only: 705-817-3457
E-Mail general@barrieliteracy.ca
Address & Map
80 Bradford St, Unit 244
Barrie, ON
Canada L4N 6S7