Literacy Tutor
Volunteer Types: Library, Mentoring
Organization types: Children, Youth and Family, Community and Social Services, Education, Libraries
Long term (6 months to a year)
Application Deadline: June 2, 2023
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Are you a professional, retiree, or student who loves working and being around kids? We have the perfect opportunity for you.

United for Literacy Ottawa is currently looking for tutors to help children and youth grades 1 to 6 (ages 6 to 12) with their French homework as well as their French reading and writing skills at the Ottawa Public Library – St. Laurent location.

Volunteering as a literacy tutor with one of our Library programs at St. Laurent Library, Orleans Library, Ruth E Dickinson Library or online using Zoom or Googlemeet! It is also an ideal environment to contribute meaningfully to your community. We require no prior teaching experience and provide you with all of the training and materials you need. Just bring your communication skills, patience, enthusiasm and love of learning!

Our programs takes place one evening a week at 4:30, 5:30 or 6:30.

Please note that to be eligible for this opportunity you must be able to speak, read and write in French at the intermediate level.

**You must be at the minimum age of 16 to be eligible for this volunteering opportunity**

Apply directly through the Volunteer Ottawa portal or contact [email protected]. We will then contact you via email within 1-2 weeks to fill out an application form. Note that candidates aged 18 or over will be required to provide a vulnerable sector Police Check. All candidates below the age of 18 will be required to provide 2-3 references upon request.

We look forward to meeting you!

How will this opportunity benefit the volunteer?
Experience working with sense of accomplishment, teaching experience, increased mood/self esteem, opportunity to contribute meaningfully to your local community, work experience and references.
Volunteer location:
Flexible. East, West, and South


Sarah Brydges
@United for Literacy - Frontier College
Time it will take to contact applicants:


This position would be great for: Adults, High School Students (14-18), Seniors (65+), Young Adults (19-24)
Number of Positions Available: 3
Good for people interested in: Library, Mentoring
You will be helping with: Disadvantaged, Persons new to Canada, Persons with disabilities or medical conditions, Visible minorities or racialized persons, Youth (11-15 years), Youth (16-18 years), Youth (19-24 years)

Volunteer Considerations

  • Police record check required
  • Vulnerable sector check required
  • Suitable for community service hours
  • Public transportation available
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