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Literacy Tutor

Waterloo Public Library Reading Buddies

United for Literacy

   About the Position

Impact Statement
United for Literacy (formerly Frontier College) is a national charitable literacy organization. We believe literacy is a right. We work with volunteers and community partners to give people the skills and confidence they need to reach their potential.

Literacy is recognized as a human right and a driving force to empowerment and prosperity. United for Literacy leads the effort in Canada to help people and communities reach their full potential through the power of literacy.

The WPL Reading Buddies is a guided reading program run by United for Literacy, in partnership with the Waterloo Public Library held at the McCormick Branch. This program is designed to help children in grades 1-4 improve their social and reading skills in a safe, fun, and friendly in-person environment.

Volunteer literacy tutors are matched up with learners to engage in one-on-one reading. During the last part of each week's program session, the volunteer tutors will play educational game and activities with the learners to further develop their literacy skills. Our spring 2024 program session will run from May 4 until June 22 (7 weeks).

Position Qualifications

Ideal for: An Individual, Student Placement
Age: 16+ Confidentiality, Specialized Training

Area(s) of Interest: Children/Youth, Mentoring / Tutoring, Newcomer Support

Skill(s): Interpersonal Communication, Motivate Others, Creative Thinking, Empathy, Playing

Training / Work Condtions

Training Details: All United for Literacy volunteer tutors are required to attend OR complete

1) mandatory 2.5 hour new volunteer tutor training session on Mon. Apr. 29 from 6:00pm-8:30pm or Mon. Apr. 30 from 6:00pm-8:30pm.

2) 20-minute interview (over Zoom) between April 17 until April 26 and

3) 45-minute online orientation module.

All volunteers 18+ must have a current Police Vulnerable Sector Check in order to tutor.
Working Conditions: In person at Waterloo Public Library McCormick Branch (500 Parkside Drive).
Accessibility: Support Newcomers
Transportation: On a bus route

Time Commitment

Duration: 3 months or less
Weekend - Daytime
Saturdays - 10:00am-11:15am May 4-June 22 (7 weeks).

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Emily Davies-Robinson

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