Volunteer Literacy Tutor for adult students

(Barrie Literacy Council)

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Position ID: V-BAR0085 Last Modified: 28 Aug 2019 Last Full Update: 24 Jul 2019
Opportunity Details
ContactKelli Kane, Administrative Assistant, Barrie Literacy Council; Phone: 705-728-7323 * 705-817-3457; Email: admin@barrieliteracy.ca
DutiesVolunteer tutors are needed to help adults to improve their basic reading, writing, and math skills. Occasionally we 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 learn to read and to improve this skill, 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 Linkwww.barrieliteracy.ca
BenefitsWhat 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.
ClientsAdults 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
Ages20 year(s) and up
Suitable for OSSDNo
Suitable ForAdults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Persons with a physical disability ; Men ; Women ; Individuals
Areas of InterestEducation Support (Tutoring / Instruction) ; Life Skills Support ; Mentorship / Leadership ; Reading / Literacy
Skills/ExperienceCommunication & Interpersonal Skills ; Confidentiality ; Creativity ; Dependability & Trustworthiness ; Friendly & Outgoing ; Listening Skills ; Mentoring & Training ; Patience ; Self-Motivated / Work Independently ; Empathy and non-judgemental
Commitment Lengthmin. of one year
Interaction LevelOne-on-one
Minimum Hours2 / Week
Dates and TimesSchedule for meeting with student is determined by tutor and student.
AccessibilityFully Accessible ; Wheelchair accessible automatic main entrance ; Barrier-free washroom including door and stall
Number of PositionsBarrie: 25 individual(s) ; Innisfil: 20 individual(s) 
 
45 individual(s) needed in total.
TrainingOrientation - Call for Fall Information Session dates ; Training is provided ; Training is required ; Scheduled training ; Training on-going
TransportationNear public transit
Cost$15 for Tutor Training Workshop to hold spot, and cover cost of materials.
Police CheckRequired
Additional RequirementsVulnerable sector check
Agency Details
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Organization NameBarrie Literacy Council
Office Phone705-728-7323
Fax705-728-7155
E-Mailinfo@barrieliteracy.ca
Websitewww.barrieliteracy.ca
Address & Map
80 Bradford St, Unit 244
Barrie, ON L4N 6S7
 
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