BECOME A VOLUNTEER TUTOR
Thank you for your interest in becoming a volunteer literacy tutor with ONE TO ONE.
We are excited to expand our virtual after-school program for the 2021-2022 school year. Since our pilot in Spring 2021, we have learnt that we can make meaningful connections and engage students online, but it takes some learning! It’s proven — you can make a significant impact by committing two to three hours per week from the comfort of your own home!
For Fall 2021, 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!
Throughout summer 2021, 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 September 2021 and 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.
The volunteers are expected to commit to a morning or afternoon tutoring shift of 2-3 hours per week.
AFTER-SCHOOL VIRTUAL TUTORING
- 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…)
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.
Volunteer Application Form
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