Many adults in Parkdale experience challenges with reading and writing. Volunteer Tutors are an important part of Parkdale Project Read’s program.
We are seeking dedicated volunteers to support adult literacy learners to develop their reading, writing, basic math, and computer skills. PPR provides 12 to 14 hours of tutor training that includes sessions on teaching reading and writing, power and privilege, the impacts of violence on learning, adult literacy resources, and stories by adult literacy learners.
Our volunteers tell us that helping people improve their literacy skills is a great way to give something back to their community and to meet a variety of interesting people.
What is the time commitment?
Volunteering in any capacity takes a commitment of time and energy. Students in the program need stability in their relationships with the volunteers. We ask that all volunteers commit to working with us for at least one year.
The minimum commitments for Volunteer Tutors and Group Facilitators are listed below:
Training/orientation – 12 to 14 hours
Support meetings – 2 to 3 per year
Tutoring/Facilitating – 1.5 to 2 hours per week
There is a three-step process to becoming a Volunteer Tutor.
- Complete the Volunteer Tutor Application (PDF) or (Word)
- Return the application to Parkdale Project Read or email it to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Those selected for interviews will be contacted
PPR offers our Tutor Training in partnership with Alexandra Park Neighbourhood Learning Centre, LAMP-CHC, and West Neighbourhood House. We collaborate on 3 or 4 trainings per year usually in the fall, winter, spring, and occasionally during the summer.
Fall 2018 Tutor Training dates include:
DAY 1: Thursday October 18, 6-9pm
DAY 2: Saturday October 20, 10am-4pm
DAY 3: Tuesday October 23, 6-9pm
DAY 4: TBA
Attendance at all training dates is mandatory. Thank you for your interest!