Volunteer Tutor - Homework Club Program (Ruth E. Dickinson Library in Barrhaven)
Volunteer Types: Library, Mentoring, Teaching/Tutoring
Organization types: Children, Youth and Family, Community and Social Services, Education, Libraries, Poverty/Social Justice, Public/Society Benefit
Long term (6 months to a year)
Application Deadline: June 1, 2024
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Are you a student, professional, retiree or someone who loves working and being around kids? We have the perfect opportunity for you.

United for Literacy Ottawa is currently looking for tutors to help children and youth grades 1 to 6 (ages 6 to 12) with their French homework as well as their French reading and writing skills to accommodate the high demand for French learning support in Ottawa.

Volunteering with the Homework Club Program is an excellent way to gain experience in early childhood education or literacy tutoring! It is also an ideal environment to contribute meaningfully to your community. We require no prior teaching experience and provide you with all of the training and materials you need. Just bring your communication skills, patience, enthusiasm and love of learning!

This program will take place at the Ruth E. Dickinson Library in Barrhaven. The date and time that the program will take place is still TBD, but it will happen once a week on a weekday evening for an hour long, within the time range of 4-7:30pm. However, volunteers can choose to tutor virtually or opt for a hybrid model (half in person and half online) if they wish.

If you are tutoring online, tutoring sessions occur once a week via Zoom/MS Teams/Google Meets video conference call and last approximately one hour each. Sessions are scheduled based on tutors’ and learners’ availability.

Please note that to be eligible for this opportunity you must be able to speak, read and write in French at the intermediate level.

**You must be at the minimum age of 16 to be eligible for this volunteering opportunity**

Apply directly through the Volunteer Ottawa portal or contact [email protected]. We will then contact you via email within a few days to fill out a short Google Form. All candidates will be required to complete a mandatory virtual interview and provide 2 references upon request (3 if you are below the age of 18). Note that candidates aged 18 or over will be required to provide a vulnerable sector Police Check.

We look forward to meeting you!


How will this opportunity benefit the volunteer?
Experience working with youth, teaching experience, sense of accomplishment, increased mood/self esteem, opportunity to contribute meaningfully to your local community, work experience and references.
Volunteer location:
100 Malvern Dr, Nepean, ON K2J 2G5


Carol-Ann Morin
@United for Literacy - Frontier College
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This position would be great for: Seniors (65+), Young Adults (19-24)
Number of Positions Available: 3
Good for people interested in: Library, Mentoring, Teaching/Tutoring
You will be helping with: Children (0-10 years), Disadvantaged, LGBTQI2+, Persons new to Canada, Visible minorities or racialized persons, Youth (11-15 years)

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  • Vulnerable sector check required
  • Suitable for community service hours
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