Homework Club Volunteer Tutor (Ottawa East, West, South, Central)
Volunteer Types: Library, Mentoring, Teaching/Tutoring
Organization types: Education
Long term (6 months to a year)
Application Deadline: August 11, 2023
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Are you a professional, retiree, or student 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 homework as well as their reading and writing skills at various locations across Ottawa.

Volunteer as a literacy tutor at one of our following Library programs: St. Laurent Library, Orleans Library, Cumberland Library, Greensboro Library or Ruth E Dickinson Library. Alternatively, volunteers can choose to tutor virtually via Zoom, Google Meets or Microsoft Teams or opt for a hybrid model (half in person and half online) if they wish.

This opportunity provides 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!

Our library programs take place once a week during after school hours starting at 4:30pm, 5:30pm or 6:30pm and run for an hour to an hour and a half long. Specific date and times vary by location.

**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 1-2 weeks to fill out an application form. Note that candidates aged 18 or over will be required to provide a vulnerable sector Police Check. All candidates below the age of 18 will be required to provide 2-3 references upon request.

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:
St. Laurent Library: 515 Coté St, Ottawa, ON K1K 0Z8 Orléans Library: 1705 Orléans Blvd, Orléans, ON K1C 4W2 Cumberland Library: 1599 Tenth Line Rd, Orléans, ON K1E 3E8 Greensboro Library: 363 Lorry Greenberg Dr, Ottawa, ON K1T 3P8 Ruth E. Dickinson Library: 100 Malvern Dr, Nepean, ON K2J 2G5


Angela Le
@United for Literacy - Frontier College
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This position would be great for: Adults, High School Students (14-18), Seniors (65+), Young Adults (19-24)
Number of Positions Available: 6
Good for people interested in: Library, Mentoring, Teaching/Tutoring
You will be helping with: Children (0-10 years), Disadvantaged, First Nations, Métis, Inuit, Indigenous persons, Visible minorities or racialized persons, Youth (11-15 years)

Volunteer Considerations

  • Vulnerable sector check required
  • Suitable for community service hours
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