Volunteer Tutor for Adults
(Barrie Literacy Council)
|Contact||Kelli Kane, Administrative Assistant, Barrie Literacy Council; Phone: 705-728-7323; Fax: 705-728-7155; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Duties||Volunteer tutors are needed to help adults to improve their basic reading, writing and math skills. Occasional GED student.|
|More Info Link||www.barrieliteracy.ca|
|Benefits||What can you expect to get in return? |
1. Personal satisfaction in helping someone grow.
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 age 19+ wanting to increase their literacy skills for independence, employment or further education goals.|
|Ages||20 year(s) and up|
|Suitable for OSSD||No|
|Areas of Interest||Education Support (Tutoring / Instruction)|
|Skills/Experience||Communication & Interpersonal Skills ; Confidentiality ; Listening Skills ; Mentoring & Training ; Patience ; Tutors must be literate, patient and understanding|
|Commitment Length||Long Term (More than 1 year) ; We ask potential tutors to think in terms of at least a one-year commitment to tutoring to ensure ample use is made of the extensive training the volunteer will receive. There are several reasons for this, chief among them is the issue of student self-confidence. Our students have often dealt with major self-confidence issues as they have struggled with a lack of literacy skills in their lives. Being literate also means that an individual has the capacity to: |
• Understand and use a range of documents, such as charts, tables, application forms,newspapers, recipes, websites, etc.;
• Compose a range of different documents, such as e-mails, formal letters, schedules, invoices, lists, etc.;
• Use language that is appropriate for the specific task at hand;
• Understand and use numbers;
• Use digital technology and various computer applications to obtain and communicate information;
• Identify the process required to complete a particular task that involves reading or writing.
Once a student has made the decision to improve their skills, they need someone who is willing to work with them to increase not only their knowledge, but their confidence and self-esteem.
|Interaction Level||One-on-one ; Some trained tutor volunteers choose to assist in our Independent study group, or in small groups|
|Minimum Hours||2 / Week|
|Dates and Times||Monday: Morning, Afternoon (9 am-5 pm) |
Tuesday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening (9 am-9 pm)
Wednesday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening (9 am-9 pm)
Thursday: Morning, Afternoon (9 am-5 pm)
Friday: Morning, Afternoon (9 am-5 pm)
Tutors meet with students at the council once or twice a week, for approximately 1 1/2 hour. Day/time is flexible, and determined by the tutor and student.
Innisfil tutors meet at the Alcona branch of Innisfil libraries.
|Accessibility||Fully Accessible ; Barrier-free washroom including door and stall ; Call for information|
|Location||80 Bradford Street, Unit 244. Innisfil tutors will meet students at Innisfil Library.|
|Number of Positions||Barrie: 25 individual(s) ; Innisfil: 20 individual(s) |
45 individual(s) needed in total.
There is no set number of volunteers required, just as many as we can get!
|Training||Orientation ; Training is provided ; Training is required ; Scheduled training ; Training on-going ; Before becoming a tutor, all volunteers must attend an Information Session before signing up for Tutor Training|
|Transportation||Near public transit - at Barrie location ; Volunteer is responsible for own transportation|
|Cost||$15 fee for the 16 hour Training Workshop. This helps us to cover the cost. Once successfully completed, the Tutor achieves Laubach Certification.|
|Additional Requirements||Vulnerable sector check. |
We provide a letter to volunteer to use when submitting for a police check, making the process free in many jurisdictions.
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|Organization Name||Barrie Literacy Council|
|Address & Map|
80 Bradford St, Unit 244
Barrie, ON L4N 6S7
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