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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.

This volunteer position is currently accepting applications for our fall session running from October 1-December 12, 2019.
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 September 25 and September 26. 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 6:15pm to 8:15pm Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Volunteers may pick one day only.
Age: 16+
Ideal for: An Individual, A Newcomer
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
How to Apply
Application Link:
Email: Send an Email Message
Contact: Emily Davies-Robinson
Phone: 519-496-3079
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