Volunteer tutors are the strength behind community literacy programs like the Learning Centre for Georgina. As with students, tutors are asked to complete a tutor application form indicating their area of occupation, previous volunteer experience, hobbies, skills and interests, level of education and availability. Once the application form is completed, it is filed with other tutors who are waiting to be matched with a student. Tutors are provided with orientation and training. The tutor is given some basic information about the student and a first meeting is arranged at the Learning Centre.
Both tutors and students are asked to sign a "Statement of Confidentiality."
Tutors and students should meet for a minimum of two hours per week. Tutors are asked to make this commitment for at least six months.
To tutor an adult learner or small group of learners in reading, writing, spelling, basic math and/or basic computer skills.
To ensure the successful operation of the Learning Centre for Georgina through participation as an active member of a committee, such as: Personnel Committee, By-Law, Policies and Procedures Committee, Fundraising Committee(s), Event Committee, Volunteer and Recruitment Committee, Finance Committee, Education Committee, Outreach/Marketing Committee.
To assist the Learning Centre for Georgina in the successful implementation of special events throughout the year. These special events are held for a variety of reasons, including fundraising, outreach and awareness.
Steps to Volunteering
The Learning Centre for Georgina is a Community Based Literacy Program that relies on the contribution of volunteers in many ways. The volunteers take on many roles:
Student Success Story
“As someone who had always worked with my hands, I wondered what my future would hold when I couldn’t work a physical job anymore.”