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

We are excited to continue to grow our virtual after-school program for the 2021-2022 school year. We know that can make meaningful connections and engage students online, but it takes some learning and practice! It’s proven — you can make a significant impact by committing two to three hours per week from the comfort of your own home!



“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




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We are looking for volunteers who are comfortable reading in a virtual environment. Virtual tutoring requires a suitable device such as a Desktop or Laptop computer, a fast and stable internet connection, experience scheduling and hosting Zoom calls, experience with sharing your screen and using the whiteboard features, and confidence using two online tools simultaneously. We’ll teach you the rest!

We will be closely monitoring BC’s restart plan. To give schools a chance to welcome back staff and students in a post-Covid environment, we aim to return to in-person school tutoring in January 2022 at the earliest.

Please indicate on your volunteer application which program you’re interested in participating in or both!

Volunteer applications received now will be for the 2021/2022 school year. Volunteer opportunities are limited, and we will contact applicants as needed. We will welcome new volunteer tutors in  January 2022.


Volunteer tutors support students by engaging them to build their literacy and self- reading skills, documenting student’s progress along the way.


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

The volunteers are expected to commit to a morning or afternoon tutoring shift of 2-3 hours per week. 



  • Desktop or laptop computer 
  • Fast and stable internet connection 
  • Confidence scheduling and hosting Zoom meetings , working with several online tools simultaneously, familiarity with basic technology (opening Zoom, muting and unmuting participants, chat functions…) 

Time Commitment 

To build trust and confidence in your students and experience the value of tutoring, we ask that you commit two to three hours per week for the school year. Our program runs after-school from 3:30-6:00 pm for the duration of the school year, excluding school holidays.  

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What if I will be away and miss some of my scheduled tutoring session?
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 more of the time, that’s perfectly fine with us!
What if I am unable to submit a request for criminal record check online?
Please read our detailed instructions for completing a criminal records check as we have offered some tips to help you be successful with the process. If you are still not able ot submit hte request online, you can bring a piece of government issued photo identification with you to a training session and fill out a paper form. We will check your ID and submit the form for you.
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 another for another shift at the same school.