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Assist Syrian students (Kindergarten to grade 12)

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Organization: Ottawa Network for Education - Ottawa Volunteers in Education

Commitment: Long term (6 months to a year)

Availability: Days

Language Preference: English

Number of Positions Available: 500

Location: Flexible

Deadline: Oct 16, 2020

Description

***Please note that until schools are back in session, you will not be placed to volunteer in a classroom setting. Orientation training will be done on-line until further notice. You can contact Heather Kotelniski for the information required to proceed (hkotelniski@onfe-rope.ca). We continue to follow the guidelines of the OCDSB, Ottawa Public Health, and Canada Public Health and we thank you for your patience.***

Please note that all volunteer positions are September to June each year. We do not have summer volunteer positions available.

English Language Development (ELD/ESL) - (English Language Development (ELD), English as a Second Language (ESL)) tutors/volunteers needed to support 500 Syrian refugee students who are coming to our OCDSB schools and require extra support.

ALL VOLUNTEERS MUST BE 18 YEARS OF AGE AND OLDER.

You would be working with students primarily on their English (reading & writing) along with assisting them to adapt to their new environment. Self-paced training is required (approx. 3 hours), details will follow upon your registration. A RECENT POLICE VULNERABLE SECTOR CHECK (PVSC) IS REQUIRED FOR ALL VOLUNTEER POSITIONS. All volunteers assist under the supervision of a teacher. If you can help, please register online on our website and quote this volunteer opportunity. Thank you for your gift of time.

Contact

Anne Brouillard

613-366-3085

Ext: 255

abrouillard@onfe-rope.ca

Volunteer Opportunity Address
various schools

Details

Good for people interested in: Mentoring; Teaching/Tutoring

You will be working with: Visible Minorities or New Canadians; Disadvantaged; Youth (16-18 years); Youth (11-15 years); Children (0-10 years); Youth (19-24 years)

How will this volunteer opportunity benefit you?
Make a difference in the lives of children and youth who are at-risk. Help children and youth to gain social, academic and life skills. Competencies Developed: Interpersonal communication. Plan and co-ordinate. Needs assessment. Coaching. Develop others. Problem-solving. Respect. Adaptability. Understanding diversity. Support communication. Creative thinking.

How will the organization benefit?
Students you support will gain: improved academic skills self-confidence increased sense of self-worth

Organization category: Education and research

Volunteer Considerations

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

This position would be great for - Seniors (65+); New Canadians

Vulnerable sector check required: Yes

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