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About the Position
Position #: 177
OrganizationFrontier College
Position: READING VOLUNTEER - 1:1 Reading Support Program
Impact Statement: Frontier College is a national, non-profit literacy organization that was founded in 1899. We work with children, teens, adults, and families who need help to improve their literacy skills. We work with a variety of partner organizations to deliver volunteer-run, community-based programs across Canada. Frontier College is accredited under the Imagine Canada Standards program.
Description: Frontier College is currently facilitating a 1:1 reading support program at Avondale Elementary School, Mother Teresa Catholic School and St. Clement Catholic School in Grande Prairie. The program’s aim is to improve the reading, comprehension, numeracy and writing skills of children between the ages of 5-13 years with diverse backgrounds, including a significant number of First Nation, Métis and Inuit students.
Overall Accountability
The Reading Volunteer is a member of the Grande Prairie team and reports to the Community Coordinator for Grande Prairie.
Major Duties and Responsibilities
 Provide 1:1 reading support for at-risk youth at an elementary school in Grande Prairie
 Participation is 1-2 hours/week
 Manage student file(s) and track progress
 Training is provided and on-going support is available from the on-site coordinator
Training Details: provided
Working Conditions: Reading Program
 Read one-on-one with youth with an aim to improve their reading, comprehension and writing skills
 Conduct informal reading assessments and evaluations to determine and track learner progress
 Manage attendance for the program
Volunteer Characteristics
 Possess a love of reading and enjoy reading with children
 Be at least 16 years of age or older.
Additional Assets
 Knowledge of literacy, community development and early childhood education principles
 Experience working in a multicultural environment
 Valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle is preferred
Duration: 3 months or less
Timing: Weekday - Daytime
Time Detail: 1-2 hours/week from October, 2019 – May, 2020
Age: 12+
Ideal for: An Individual
Transportation: Car required
Area(s) of Interest: Children/Youth
Skill(s): Interpersonal Communication, Written Communication, Motivate Others, Accountability, Empathy
How to Apply
Application Link:
Website: http://www.frontiercollege.ca
Email: Send an Email Message
Contact: Janine Kozlowski
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