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Homework Helping IT Support Mentoring
  • Work remotely
  • Flexible in schedule
  • Good for families
  • Good for groups
  • Good for youth
  • Accessible by public transit

Homework Helper - Remote

110, 11 Ave SE, Calgary, AB, T2G 0X5 [map]
1-20 hours / monthly
No long term commitment
About Us: 	
In 1997, Inn from the Cold was started by a small group of passionate Calgarians who were determined to change the lives of individuals experiencing homelessness. Since then, the Inn has become Calgary’s largest family emergency homeless shelter. We also provide affordable and supportive housing, and offer prevention and diversion support.

Purpose: 	
Make a direct impact on the lives of family members staying in our scattered site shelter, our supported housing units and our families in the community by providing fun and exciting school-related activities for children from grades 1 – 12. Share your school activities, helpful tips/tricks, and skills with our children and have some fun! Please keep in mind that this opportunity is available for recorded videos only. Unfortunately, we are not able to do live stream meetings at the moment. 

Duties and Responsibilities:	Homework Helper Volunteers are responsible for:
•	Leading school related activities/subjects through 
        exciting/engaging home videos 
•	Providing tips/tricks on school subjects 
•	Teaching lessons about activities they may see in school
•	Creating lessons for students and providing helpful solutions 
•	Building supportive relationships and engage with families through 
        videos
•	Ensuring the confidentiality of any document, client information, or 
        communication regarding the Inn and its guests is maintained
•	Communicating regularly with Volunteer Resources and/or the 
        health and wellness team

Curriculum Activity Ideas:	Homework Helper Volunteers can create activities following general curriculum topics such as the following:
•	Division/long division 
•	Multiplication tables 
•	Sentence/paragraph structure 
•	Grammar 
•	Computer skills
•	Public speaking tips/tricks

Time:	
Remote volunteer videos are typically between 10 – 30 minutes long however, this is subject to the topic being presented

Skills and Qualifications:	
Homework Helper Volunteers have/are:
•	Punctual and reliable 
•	Proven experience as a teacher/tutor
•	Experience with teaching students
•	Professional experience in their field of work
•	Outgoing, engaging, and comfortable taking initiative
•	Effective communication and organizational skills
•	Comfort and ease in a leadership position
•	Experience working with a marginalized population is an asset

Orientation and Training: 	
No training required. Orientation and support provided by the Volunteer Resources team.

Supervision:	
Homework Helper’s report to the Volunteer Resources Department

To apply, please follow this link to our application form: https://innfromthecold.org/take-action/volunteer/
Additional Details & Skills Required
No training required. Orientation and support provided by the Volunteer Resources Team.
Why should you volunteer for this opportunity?
If you are looking to support those in need while staying safe in your own home, this is the perfect opportunity for you!
Activities involved
Homework Helping IT Support Mentoring
  • Remote or online
  • Flexible in schedule
  • Good for families
  • Good for groups
  • Good for youth
  • Accessible by public transit