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Volunteer Instructor

Get Ready for School program

Strong Start Charitable Organization

   About the Position

Impact Statement
We provide programs and services through community-wide partnerships to help children learn to read. We assist young children in learning essential early reading skills. Build community by encouraging those who live and work in the community to be involved in supporting its children. Literacy skills are the strongest indicator of a child’s future success in life. The community as a whole needs to take responsibility for helping children learn to read.

Volunteers assist preschool aged children during play and learning activities. They work with a team of instructors to provide children with meaningful learning experiences. Volunteers assist children in performing skills and help to direct children’s attention towards the learning activities that involve learning the sounds that letters make, increasing vocabulary and classroom learning behaviours. The Get Ready for School program is a free school-readiness program, offered in 15 Community Centres in Waterloo Region.

Position Qualifications

Ideal for: An Individual, Student Placement
Age: 16+
Confidentiality, Specialized Training
COVID-19 Vaccination Required: Yes

Training / Work Condtions

Training Details: A program manual and on-site training is provided.
Working Conditions: For sites, please visit
Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible entrance, Wheelchair accessible washroom, Designated accessible parking space, Support Newcomers

Time Commitment

Duration: 3 months or less
Weekday - Daytime
Each class is 2 hours on Wednesday/Friday or Tuesday/Thursday, depending on the program site. The weekly time commitment at one program site is a minimum of 2 hours, depending on the schedule for that site. Volunteering can take place on one or more days each week. Programs in the morning run from 9:15 to 11:15 a.m. Programs in the afternoon run 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. or 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Other Information
Area(s) of Interest: Children/Youth, Mentoring / Tutoring, Newcomer Support
Skill(s): Cultural Awareness/Sensitivity, Interpersonal Communication, Motivate Others, Empathy, Adaptability
Transportation: On a bus route

   Contact Information
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Kirsten Carr
519-743-9578 Ext. 114
1-565 Kumpf Drive Waterloo, N2V 1K3
Kitchener,Township of Woolwich,Waterloo,Cambridge
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