Online Tutoring & Reading
Volunteer Types: Library, Mentoring, Teaching/Tutoring
Organization types: Education
Long term (6 months to a year)
Application Deadline: August 31, 2022
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Frontier College Ottawa’s Homework Club program provides homework help to children and youth all over Canada. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, our Homework Clubs are continuing to be held online for the remainder of summer 2022, with a few library programs returning in person in the fall. Please be prepared for the likelihood of transitioning from online to in person. Although, volunteers can choose to remain online if they wish.

Frontier College 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.

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!

Tutoring sessions occur once a week via Zoom video conference call and last approximately one hour each. Sessions are scheduled based on tutors’ and learners’ availability. When our programs start to return back in person, sessions will be held at partnering public libraries in Ottawa. More details on the library program will soon follow.


**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 a short Google Form. Note that candidates aged 18 or over will be required to provide a vulnerable sector Police Check. All candidates will be required to provide 2-3 references upon request. Only those that are selected will be contacted for an interview.

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.


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: 15
Good for people interested in: Library, Mentoring, Teaching/Tutoring
You will be helping with: Children (0-10 years), LGBTQI2+, Persons new to Canada, Visible minorities or racialized persons, Youth (11-15 years)

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  • Vulnerable sector check required
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