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READ Saskatoon Vounteer

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Date Posted January 26, 2018
Expiry Date of Posting Ongoing
Organization Name READ Saskatoon
Contact Name Dara Semchyshen
Mailing Address #304 - 1114 22nd Street West
City Saskatoon
Postal Code S7M 0S5
Phone Number 306-652-5448
Fax Number 306-652-4205
Email Address literacy.tutoring@readsaskatoon.com
Web Site www.readsaskatoon.com
Position Title READ Saskatoon Vounteer
Job Description

There are three program areas at READ Saskatoon, Adult Literacy, Family
Literacy, and Financial Literacy. Each program area invites volunteers and program participants to work together, supporting program participant’s literacy skill development.

1. Through the Lead program, volunteers are matched with, and work one-on-one, once a
week with learners who wish to improve their English literacy.
2. Family literacy programs and events bring together volunteers and groups consisting of
caregivers and children between the ages of two and five to engage in play-based learning
and development of foundational literacy skills.
3. Those with financial backgrounds may respond to our annual call for financial literacy
volunteers. Selected financial literacy volunteers provide support and expertise to our
READ Saskatoon Financial Literacy facilitators during workshops with groups of adults.

Skills Required Lead Program Skills: must have a grade 12 education; must be able to communicate clearly and effectively; must be able to work well with others, in a group or one-on-one; must be able to maintain appropriate boundaries and adhere to agency specific policies. Family Literacy Program Skills: must be able to communicate clearly and effectively; must be able to work well with others (caregivers and children), in a group or one-on-one; must be able to maintain appropriate boundaries and adhere to agency specific policies. Financial Literacy Program Skills: must have a background in finance; must be able to work well with others, in a group or one-on-one; must be able to maintain appropriate boundaries and adhere to agency specific policies.
Benefits to Volunteer There are many benefits to volunteering with READ Saskatoon and within the community of Saskatoon. Although the benefits one experiences while volunteering can vary from person-to-person, here are just a few of the benefits which volunteers have expressed, and which staff have witnessed through their work: • Volunteers allow READ to offer free programming to meet the needs of our community. • Volunteers are provided training and ongoing learning opportunities. • Volunteers are engaged in supporting the development of learners’ life-long learning habits and contribute to the strength and resiliency of the Saskatoon community. • Volunteers are provided opportunities to meet, interact with, and get to know someone who they would have been unlikely to meet otherwise. • Volunteers are invited to embrace and celebrate differences, resulting in reciprocal learning between both volunteers and learners.
Days/Times Weekdays
Evenings
Weekends
Flexible
Suitable For Adults (18 and over)
Seniors
People with physical challenges
Work With Children
Youths (ages 8-12)
Adults (18 and over)
Seniors
People with physical challenges
People with mental challenges
Position Duration
Specific Dates
Application Deadline Ongoing
Application Procedure Phone
Email

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