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Tutor Volunteer

School Subject Help

Family & Children's Services of the Waterloo Region

   About the Position

Impact Statement
Tutor volunteers work one to one to with a child or youth to provide academic support and motivation with, reading, writing, assignments, and homework. This can build confidence and a sense of future educational achievements. Tutors might also engage the child/youth in activities and community events. This role supports the child as well as provides respite to parents.

We are seeking volunteers who can provide support as a tutor/homework helper for children/youth in Kitchener & Cambridge. Ideal volunteers will have some tutoring experience, but they should be patient, have good rapport with children/youth and be flexible. They will assist child/youth with learning challenges including reading, writing, homework and studying. Provide a non-judgmental listening ear. Visit the child on a regular, consistent basis and on agreed upon dates and times. Build a positive relationship and be a positive role model. Maintain confidentiality and boundaries.

Position Qualifications

Ideal for: An Individual
Age: 18+
English Proficiency, Confidentiality

Area(s) of Interest: Caring Support, Children/Youth, Mentoring / Tutoring

Skill(s): Interpersonal Communication, Motivate Others, Empathy, Flexibility, Calculating

Training / Work Condtions

Training Details: Volunteers will receive agency orientation and training once they are accepted as a volunteer.
Working Conditions: Access to a vehicle is not mandatory but having access to a vehicle may make matching more likely depending on location of client.
Transportation: On a bus route

Time Commitment

Duration: 4 - 6 months
Looking to place volunteers from Feb - June 2023 (school year). 1 to 2 hours per week is required.

   Contact Information
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Bonnie Caza
2267922451 Ext. 3411
200 Ardelt Ave Kitchener, N2C 2L9

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