BECOME A VOLUNTEER TUTOR

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

For fall 2022, we are looking for volunteer tutors for our in-person program in Vancouver and Lower Mainland elementary schools. Our volunteer tutors read 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, for winter 2023, we are looking for volunteer tutors for our after-school virtual program (4:00-6:00 pm). You will read over Zoom for 2-3 hours weekly from January 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 2022. Please indicate on your volunteer application which program you’re interested in participating in or both!

 

“I was pleasantly surprised to find that it is possible to have the same level of connection [through virtual tutoring]. The kids were a bit shy to start, but as soon as we found books they enjoyed, they were their usual selves.”

– A ONE TO ONE Tutor

Duties

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

Prerequisites

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.

STEP 1

Online
Application

STEP 2

Criminal Record
Check

STEP 3

Phone Orientation

STEP 4

Training
Session

Volunteer Application Form


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FAQS

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 lizv@one-to-one.ca.

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.