High School Tutors and Mentors Needed
Volunteer Types: Mentoring, Teaching/Tutoring, Writing
Organization types: Education
Long term (6 months to a year)
Application Deadline: June 30, 2023
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Please note that all volunteer positions are September to June each year. We do not have summer volunteer positions available.

In 2005-06 the Ontario government initiated the Student Success Program within secondary schools as one response to the severe drop-out rate of high school students.


Ottawa Volunteers in Education (OVIE) has received requests from Ottawa high schools to recruit community volunteers interested in providing tutoring support (under the direction of teachers) to individual students in their Math, English, Science or History Credit Recovery Program. Most of these students, many of whom are new Canadians, respond very well to working with a tutor on a weekly basis. We are looking for volunteers who can help them focus, explain concepts as they work, assist them in organizing materials, and provide encouragement as they progress in all subjects. A RECENT POLICE VULNERABLE SECTOR CHECK (PVSC) IS REQUIRED FOR ALL VOLUNTEER POSITIONS. All volunteers assist under the supervision of a teacher. If you can help, please register online on our website and quote this volunteer opportunity. Thank you for your gift of time.

How will this opportunity benefit the volunteer?
Make a difference in the lives of youth who are at-risk. Help youth to gain social, academic and life skills. Competencies Developed: Interpersonal communication. Plan and co-ordinate. Needs assessment. Coaching. Develop others. Problem-solving. Respect. Adaptability. Understanding diversity. Support communication. Creative thinking.
How will the organization benefit?
Students you support will gain: improved academic skills self-confidence increased sense of self-worth
Volunteer location:
Various schools


Anne Brouillard
@Ottawa Network for Education - Ottawa Volunteers in Education
Time it will take to contact applicants:


This position would be great for: Groups, Newcomers to Canada, Person with a disability or medical condition, Seniors (65+)
Number of Positions Available: 100
Good for people interested in: Mentoring, Teaching/Tutoring, Writing
You will be helping with: Disadvantaged, First Nations, Métis, Inuit, Indigenous persons, Persons new to Canada, Persons with disabilities or medical conditions, Visible minorities or racialized persons, Youth (11-15 years), Youth (16-18 years)

Volunteer Considerations

  • Vulnerable sector check required
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