Frontier College (Learning Program Volunteer)

Organization Name: Frontier College
Opportunity Title: Learning Program Volunteer
Category: Education / Training / Teaching
Commitment: Ongoing Opportunity (> 1 year)
Start Date: October 10, 2017
End Date: June 30, 2018

Email: vancouver@frontiercollege.ca
Website: http://www.frontiercollege.ca
Details:
  • Background/police check required
  • Appropriate for youth (i.e., less than 18)
  • Appropriate for volunteers aged between 18 and 55
  • Appropriate for volunteers aged 55 and over
  • Family-oriented volunteering
  • Training or orientation required
Opportunity Description:

Position: Frontier College Learning Program Tutor 2017-2018, South Burnaby, BC.

Dates and commitment: Flexible start and end dates, with minimum six month commitment. 2-4 hours per week required.

Times and Locations:
African Homework Club, South Burnaby. Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Discovery Club, South Burnaby. Mondays, 3:00 – 4:30pm

About Frontier College:

Frontier College is a national non-profit literacy organization that has been working with kids, teens, and adults for over 100 years. We connect with diverse communities and respond to specific learning needs and gifts, in order to develop and deliver inclusive literacy-based activities for all learners. We work in partnership with community-based programs in multiple locations around Vancouver and the Lower Mainland. Through tutor recruitment, training, and placement we support individuals and communities in reaching their literacy and learning goals.

We believe that literacy is a right.

About the Programs:

The African Homework Club is run by the Multicultural Family Centre for African children, or children of African descent. Children range from ages 6-12, many of whom are newcomers. Tutors assist children with homework, reading, writing, and story-telling in a community learning and homework club setting. This is a great opportunity for tutors looking to engage in a dynamic yet well-structured setting, that has a huge impact on children’s lives.

Discovery Club is an after school learning program run by Frontier College, in partnership with Morley Elementary School in South Burnaby. The coordinator works with tutors to plan and facilitate fun and inclusive learning activities. There is an emphasis on alternative learning styles and social connectivity. Many of the learners are newcomers, and most are facing social and emotional challenges. A typical day involves healthy snacks, a welcome circle, homework support, and active learning games that build friendship, self-esteem, and a love of learning.

What you will receive:

  • Experience working with marginalized communities in alternative education settings;
  • Tutor training focused on student-centered individualized learning, and ongoing support from staff;
  • We will provide a reference after 6 months of successful volunteering.

Requirements:

  • Submit a written application, and attend a brief interview;
  • Complete a short online orientation, and attend a 3-4 hour group tutor training session;
  • Complete a Criminal Record Check, which is arranged and paid for by Frontier College.

We are looking for volunteers who:

  • Bring a passion for learning and enjoy working with kids
  • Are interested in creating and/or delivering activities that bring a unique approach to learning
  • Have a proactive, positive, inclusive, and flexible attitude
  • Can make a commitment to volunteer 2 hours per week for 6 months

Frontier College is an equal opportunity organization and is committed to diversity in the workplace.

If you would like more information or to receive an application package to become volunteer tutor, please contact Alicia Tallack at Vancouver@frontiercollege.ca, or call 604-713-5848.

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