Volunteer

Become a Tutor


Throughout our over 35 years of operation, hundreds of dedicated members of our community have stepped forward to volunteer as tutors to ensure that literacy assistance is available to all adults who require it. The commitment of these men and women provides the foundation of sustainability upon which Project Literacy operates. They are our front-line workers, the backbone of this organization, without which we would fade away. At any given time we have more than 100 active tutor-learner matches.

Tutors tell us that they receive as much benefit as they give. To begin with, they feel a great sense of satisfaction from doing their part to ensure that essential skills and knowledge are transferred to their fellow workers and citizens. They also appreciate opportunities to acquire new skills and competencies in adult education through on-going professional development offered by Project Literacy. Finally, many report that they learn as much from their students as they teach them. The “lessons” are embedded in human stories, stories that demonstrate the depth of human desire and compassion, stories that weave a strong fabric of community cohesion.

During this last fiscal year we have found that the caliber of our tutors fortunately continues to improve steadily – matching increasingly complex learner needs. Our community of tutors is comprised of university students, teachers, professionals, trades people, and retired persons. Many have ESL training and experience.

tutor training Deepi Carlos

 

Project Literacy tutors are enthusiastic, empathetic, and patient volunteers with a sense of commitment towards their work and other people. They have good communication skills, a strong academic background and the ability to be flexible in responding to individual learner needs.

We are always in need of tutors in the following areas:

One-to-One English Tutor for Adults, 19 years or older

One-to-One Math Tutors for Adults, 19 years or older

One-to-One Digital Tutors for Adults, 65 years or older

 

Steps to Becoming a Project Literacy Tutor:

1. Fill out the below Volunteer Form and we will contact you to make an appointment for an interview.

2. Bring your resumé and the email address of three (3) references with you to the interview.

3. You will be given an access code to provide information for an on-line criminal record check.

4. Once you have completed your training, you will be ready to be matched with a learner.

Our community will be richer because of your generous sharing of your time and talent.

 

OTHER VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

VOLUNTEER VIRTUAL READER IN SCHOOLS

 

Help a young reader improve their reading and literacy skills

ONE to ONE Virtual Reading in Schools Volunteer Recruitment

Are you available twice a week for half hour sessions to help a young reader who is struggling at reading?

Become a volunteer tutor in local elementary schools and share the joy of reading!

You must be 19 years or older. References and criminal background check required.

For more information please call Katia Bois, Education Coordinator, at 250-762-2163 Ext. 3 or email [email protected]

 

EVENT VOLUNTEERS

We host many social events, programs and fundraisers! If you would like to be a part of these very fun days, please email April King, Office Administrator, at [email protected]

You make a living by what you get. You make a life by what you give.” – Winston Churchill