Literacy Tutor/Group Facilitator

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Posted Date: April 04, 2017

Time CommitmentMinimum for 3 hours per week for a minimum of one year.
Minimum Age18
Location(s)North York Dufferin Street YMCA

Program Description

Learning Opportunities Program (LOP) services include literacy and basic skills education and training in reading, writing, math, computer and life skills instruction.

Major Duties

  • Assist individuals or small groups to improve reading, writing, numeracy or computer skills.
  • Focus on learner-centered approach in order to  help members achieve literacy goals.

Qualifications

  • Minimum age 18.
  • Successful applicants to this role will need to provide a Police Reference Check from their local police service before their first day of volunteering and every three years on the anniversary of their first day of volunteering.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Be comfortable with one’s own reading, writing, numeracy skills.
  • Willingness to learn.
  • Completion of full tutor training sessions.
  • Acceptance and adherence to YMCA Values, policies and procedures.

Benefits

  • Make a difference in the lives of youth/adult learners by helping them with their reading and writing skills.
  • Develop your interpersonal, communication and tutoring skills.
  • Learn about diversity at the YMCA and meet new people from all walks of life.
  • Gain valuable Canadian work experience.
  • Be a part of the YMCA team and promote the YMCA Mission, Vision and Values.

How to apply

Complete the online volunteer application. You will need to provide the position title and location information of this position during step 3 of the application.

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YMCA of Greater Toronto aspires to be a great place to volunteer through an environment that embraces diversity and social inclusion, valuing differences and supporting full participation by all volunteers. The YMCA provides thousands of volunteers with meaningful opportunities to make a difference in the lives of individuals and the health of our communities. The YMCA works to build healthy communities. This is achieved through a shared culture and values.

Our Commitments

The YMCA of Greater Toronto values the diversity of people and communities and is committed to excellence and inclusion in our Association.

We are committed to an environment that is barrier-free. If you require accommodation during the interview process, please inform us in advance to arrange reasonable and appropriate accommodation.

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About YMCA of Greater Toronto

The YMCA of Greater Toronto is a dynamic charity offering opportunities for personal growth, community involvement and leadership. Our 2010-2020 strategic plan, Strong Start Great Future, calls upon our Association to invest in young people across their life stages to deliver on our vision of ensuring our communities will be home to the healthiest children, teens and young adults. This community health strategy includes a significant role for adults and older adults.

Mirroring the region’s diversity, the YMCA offers a variety of programs responding to the needs of the community, including employment and essential skills, education, newcomer programs, youth outreach and intervention, fitness, sports and aquatics, international programs, child care and camps.

When you support the YMCA of Greater Toronto’s Annual Giving, you help us ensure more children, youth and young adults have the chance to be healthy, and so much more. We believe that by providing our children with a strong start, they will have a great future. And, ultimately, strong, healthy children mean strong, healthy communities in the GTA for the years to come.