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Requirements:
  • Interview
  • Police Check
  • References
  • Vulnerable Sector Search
Also required for this position: Our applicant screening process involves an interview, three telephone references, and a police records check (Frontier College will cover the cost).
  • Work remotely
  • Good for groups
  • Accessible by public transit

Reading Volunteer (Online)

Suite 34, 9912 106 Street, Commonwealth Building, Edmonton, AB, T5K 1C5 [map]
1-2 hours / weekly
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Frontier College has been on the forefront of literacy in Canada for more than 100 years and continues to be a leader, reaching out to people and responding to their learning needs at the so-called ‘frontiers,’ namely settlement organizations, mining camps, rural aboriginal areas, homeless shelters, prison centres, schools, and libraries. Furthermore, it provides critical youth leadership development to thousands of university volunteers each year. For more information, please visit www.frontiercollege.ca

Reading Volunteers commit one hour a week on Zoom and use online reading resources via Edmonton Public Library site to read, write, and play literacy games 1-on-1 with learners 6-11 years old. (NOTE: programs will occur ONLINE for Fall 2020 term. We will re-evaluate and assess in January to decide keeping them online or to do a blended in-person model, so consider the location when selecting a preferred time if possible).

Lois Hole location (west end) - Wed 6:30-7:30 pm

Millwoods location (south side) - Tues 6:30-7:30 pm

Strathcona location (Whyte ave) - Sunday 1:30-2:30 pm

Whitemud Crossing (South central) - Tues or Wed 6:30-7:30 pm

Castle Downs Branch (North Side) - Wed (4:30-6 pm)

Volunteer supervisors are present to provide volunteer support. All materials and supplies are provided. Online training is provided by Frontier College.

We are looking for punctual, enthusiastic, and dedicated volunteers who are interested in making a positive difference in the lives of children and youth. Volunteers must be open and understanding of other cultures. No previous experience or special skills/abilities are required.

Our applicant screening process involves an interview, three telephone references,  and a police records check (Frontier College will cover the cost).

The benefits of volunteering with us are:

- an opportunity to serve the community and make a positive difference in the lives of children and youth. 
- an opportunity to get experience for individuals striving for a career in the non-profit sector, human resources, education, social work, etc.
- an opportunity to develop your interpersonal and communication skills

Reference letter will be provided.

** Please note that there are multiple programming locations across the  city.
Additional Details & Skills Required
Training and screening required.
Why should you volunteer for this opportunity?
Gain experience working with children and mentoring them on a one-to-one interaction that benefits their individual learning style, and encourages them to gain a love for reading and learning.
Requirements:
  • Interview
  • Police Check
  • References
  • Vulnerable Sector Search
Also required for this position: Our applicant screening process involves an interview, three telephone references, and a police records check (Frontier College will cover the cost).
  • Remote or online
  • Good for groups
  • Accessible by public transit