Thank you for your interest in becoming a volunteer literacy tutor with ONE TO ONE.

We will be welcoming new volunteers again in September 2023 and January 2024. Feel free to fill out our volunteer application form, and we’ll contact you soon about the next steps.

For September 2023, we will be looking for volunteer tutors for our in-person program in Vancouver and Lower Mainland elementary schools. Our volunteer tutors read one-on-one with students in grades 1-7 one morning (9:00 am-noon) or afternoon (1:00-3:00 pm) each week throughout the school year.

In addition, we will recruit volunteer tutors for our after-school virtual program (4:00-6:00 pm). You will read over Zoom for 2-3 hours weekly from November to June, excluding school holidays. The students will be at home with a parent/caregiver nearby. We are looking for volunteers comfortable with technology and reading with children in a virtual environment.

No tutoring experience? No problem! We are looking for reliable, enthusiastic, compassionate and open-minded community members. We’ll teach you the rest and provide you with all the support you need on your reading journey. Training will begin in September 2023. Please indicate on your volunteer application which program you’re interested in participating in or both!


“Volunteering with ONE TO ONE was an amazing, positive, and rewarding experience. I would like to thank everyone at ONE TO ONE for the opportunity to volunteer and be a part of the tutoring community.”

– A ONE TO ONE Tutor


Volunteer tutors develop a connection with their readers that will help them feel successful and confident with their reading skills.


Tutors must be at least 18 years of age, proficient in English and complete a criminal record check. We provide tutors orientation, training and ongoing support.

Time Commitment

Volunteers commit to a morning or afternoon tutoring shift of 2-3 hours per week.




Criminal Record


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Volunteer Application Form

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What if I will be away and miss some of my scheduled tutoring sessions?

We’ll either find a replacement or the student will skip that session. We understand that some events in life need to take priority over volunteer commitments. As long as you can keep a consistent schedule most of the time, that’s perfectly fine with us!

What if I am unable to submit a request for a criminal record check online?

If you cannot complete the online application, please contact our Volunteer Manager directly at

I have no tutoring experience. Am I qualified?
If you love children and love reading, you’re fully qualified to join us. We’ll make sure you have all the tools and training you need. Please note: our tutors must be at least 18 years old and proficient in English. Volunteers must commit to a regular weekly shift of two or three hours from approximately October to June. We welcome volunteers with varying physical abilities, though our volunteers are expected to meet students in their classroom and write notes on students’ progress.
What if I have more time available and want to take on more than one shift?

We’d be thrilled to assign you a second shift at the same school if they can accommodate you or a different school in your community.