Reader - Children's Garden Program (St. Paul's University)
Volunteer Types: Mentoring, Teaching/Tutoring
Organization types: Children, Youth and Family, Community and Social Services, Education
Short term (less than 6 months)
Application Deadline: June 30, 2023
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United for Literacy Ottawa is currently looking for a reader for our Children’s Garden program located in the Glebe near St. Paul’s University (321 Main St, Ottawa, ON K1S 1C8).

The Children’s Garden Program, in partnership with Let’s Talk Science at uOttawa and CarletonU will run once a week for about an hour during the summer in July and August. The date and time of the program is TBD, but we are happy to choose a time based on the volunteers’ availability. This program focuses on biodiversity and nature related themes, and each week there is a chosen theme. You, the United for Literacy volunteer will read a story (this is pre-chosen each week and someone will bring the book for you) and then the Let’s Talk Science volunteers/staff will lead a hands on activity or experiment related to the theme afterwards. You will be working with children ages 6-10.

This 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!

The date and time is TBD, but it will be once a week for one hour per session during July and August. The location is 321 Main St, Ottawa, ON K1S 1C8.

Please note that you are responsible for finding your own transportation to and from the location each week.

**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]. 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 3 references in place of a police check.

We look forward to meeting you!

How will this opportunity benefit the volunteer?
Experience working with sense of accomplishment, teaching experience, increased mood/self esteem, opportunity to contribute meaningfully to your local community, work experience and references.
Volunteer location:
321 Main St, Ottawa, ON K1S 1C8


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: 2
Good for people interested in: Mentoring, Teaching/Tutoring
You will be helping with: Children (0-10 years), Disadvantaged, First Nations, Métis, Inuit, Indigenous persons, Persons new to Canada

Volunteer Considerations

  • Vulnerable sector check required
  • Suitable for community service hours
  • Public transportation available
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