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About the Position
Position # 18462
OrganizationFrontier College
Position Homework Support - Newcomer Homework Club
Location 11 Chopin Drive, Kitchener, ON, Canada
Impact Statement Literacy is an essential skill in today's world. At Frontier College, we believe it's a fundamental right. Frontier College is Canada's original literacy organization. Through a network of thousands of volunteers, Frontier College is helping people realize their potential and seize the opportunities that come their way.
Description The SCAWR Homework Club is a homework program run by Frontier College in partnership with the Somali Canadian Association of Waterloo Region (SCAWR). This evening homework club was developed to address the needs of newcomers and refugees from East Africa. The program serves all new immigrants in Waterloo Region. The focus of the program is to provide academic support to students in grades 1 - 12. Volunteers work one-on-one helping students with math, science, reading, and writing.

Must be 16 years of age or older to apply.

This volunteer position is currently accepting applications for our winter session running from January 28-April 2, 2020. (no program March 17 & March 19 due to March Break).
Requirements English Proficiency, Confidentiality
Training Details Required 3-hour volunteer tutor training to be held at the University of Waterloo from 6:00pm-9:00pm on Wed, Jan 22 and Wed, Jan 23. You must attend one of these sessions in order to become a volunteer tutor.
Working Conditions Located at A.R.Kaufman Public School (11 Chopin Drive, Kitchener).
Duration 3 months or less
Timing Weekday - Evening
Time Detail The program runs 6:00pm to 8:15pm Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Volunteers may pick one day only.
Age 16+
Ideal for An Individual, Student Placement
Transportation On a bus route
Accessibility Wheelchair accessible entrance, Wheelchair accessible washroom, Designated accessible parking space, Accessible work space, Support Newcomers
Area(s) of Interest Children/Youth, Mentoring / Tutoring, Newcomer Support
Skill(s) Cultural Awareness/Sensitivity, Creative Thinking, Problem Solving, Empathy
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Contact Emily Davies-Robinson
Phone 519-496-3079
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