High School Tutors and Mentors Needed
Organization: Ottawa Network for Education - Ottawa Volunteers in Education
Commitment: Long term (6 months to a year)
Language Preference: English
Number of Positions Available: 100
Deadline: Oct 12, 2021
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 (email@example.com). 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.
In 2005-06 the Ontario government initiated the Student Success Program within secondary schools as one response to the severe drop-out rate of high school students.
ALL VOLUNTEERS MUST BE 18 YEARS OF AGE AND OLDER.
Ottawa Volunteers in Education (OVIE) has received requests from Ottawa high schools to recruit community volunteers interested in providing tutoring support (under the direction of teachers) to individual students in their Math, English, Science or History Credit Recovery Program. Most of these students, many of whom are new Canadians, respond very well to working with a tutor on a weekly basis. We are looking for volunteers who can help them focus, explain concepts as they work, assist them in organizing materials, and provide encouragement as they progress in all subjects. 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.
Good for people interested in: Mentoring; Writing; Teaching/Tutoring
You will be working with: Aboriginals (First Nation, Metis, Inuit); Visible Minorities or New Canadians; Disadvantaged; People with disabilities or medical conditions; Youth (16-18 years); Youth (11-15 years)
How will this volunteer opportunity benefit you?
Make a difference in the lives of youth who are at-risk. Help 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
Time it will take to contact applicants - 1-6 days
This position would be great for - Seniors (65+); Groups; Persons with a disability; New Canadians
Vulnerable sector check required: Yes