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Community Homework Club Tutor


Organization: Centretown Community Health Centre

Commitment: Ongoing (more than a year)

Availability: Evenings

Language Preference: Bilingual

Number of Positions Available: 2

Location: Ottawa - Central

Deadline: Feb 28, 2020


Volunteer Position Title: Community Homework Club Tutor
Team: Community Health Promotion and Early Years

Date: ongoing – elementary school year
Hours of work: 5:30pm-7:30pm
Days of work: 1 or 2 evenings per week- To be Determined each September

Summary: Centretown Community Health Centre is an inter-disciplinary health, social and community services agency. We are seeking volunteer tutors for early years and middle school children for our community champions in their after-school Homework Club that takes place at 453 Cooper Street. The goal of Homework Club is to provide an open and welcoming environment where young people 4-12 years of age can access support and resources to build life skills, self-sufficiency and overall well-being. Volunteer tutors work within a team setting with community leaders, volunteers and parents and Ottawa Community Housing leads to provide support to homework club participants.

Reporting relationships: Zeinab Mohamed, Community Leader Homework Club Coordinator

-Check in with each participant on their needs and provide support and encouragement
-Provide one-on-one homework assistance in a wide variety of subject matter
-Using positive encouragement, motivate students who become distracted to re-engage in their work
-Use homework club tools to support appropriate learning- activity sheets, counting, reading, writing, colour/shape identification
-Assist in setting-up and cleaning-up the community room
-Assist in other tasks as needed (play other learning games with students who are finished their homework, help with snack, etc.)

- Ability to communicate fluently in English
- Comfortable working with children between the ages of 4 to 12
- Have the necessary skills and knowledge to help children in grades JK to 6 with their school assignments
- Display and approach participants, guardians and team members with a positive attitude and use respectful and inclusive language
-Comfortable working in a diverse, busy environment with people of varying economic backgrounds, cultures, and abilities.
-Group facilitation and management skills
-Understanding of health and safety risks for 4-12 years olds and how to prevent them
-Be punctual, reliable to attend assigned shifts

-The ability to communicate in another language an asset (e.g., : French, Arabic, Cantonese, and/or Somali).
-CPR and First aid or willingness to obtain and maintain


Erica Kamikazi


Ext: 2249


Volunteer Opportunity Address
420, rue Cooper Street,
Ottawa, Ontario K2P 2N6


Good for people interested in: Writing; Library; Teaching/Tutoring; Mentoring

You will be working with: Children (0-10 years)

Organization category: Social services

Volunteer Considerations

Time it will take to contact applicants - 1-6 days

This position would be great for - New Canadians; Seniors; Youth 16-24

Public transportation available: Yes

Vulnerable sector check required: Yes