Newcomer Youth Program – Tutoring Volunteer - West Neighbourhood House

Newcomer Youth Program is seeking a volunteer (18 years old and older) to assist in a weekly Homework Help program. Homework Help aims to provide youth with one-to-one support for assignments and tutoring. The program promotes engagement among newcomer youth and volunteers, and aims to be a supportive, encouraging learning environment for newcomer youth between 13-24 years of age.

Volunteer Duties:

  • Help youth with homework assignments and/or class material as needed.
  • Use of Zoom platform to deliver tutoring sessions.
  • Connect with youth and foster a positive, inclusive, and stimulating environment.

Skills Required:

  • Current Vulnerable Sector Screening Check is mandatory upon starting
  • Strong knowledge of one or more high school subjects such as Math, Sciences, Geography, History, or English.
  • Experience working with youth is an asset.
  • Ability to speak Farsi, Arabic, Pashto, Dari, Spanish, or Tagalog is an asset.
  • Must have excellent English-speaking skills.
  • Must have experience using Zoom as a platform for meetings.
  • Must be friendly, open, reliable, patient, non-judgmental and non-discriminating.
  • Must have good interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Must have cross-cultural sensitivity.

Orientation & Training:

  • Staff provide orientation when volunteer starts.
  • Staff provide on-going support.
  • Pre-screening call to take place with the Newcomer Youth Program team prior to onboarding

Program Time:

  • Must be able to commit for an 8-week period, and able to attend in-person
  • Located at the Parkdale Public Library, located at 1303 Queen St W, Toronto.
  • Available on Wednesdays from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

How to Apply / Contact:

Please call 416-532-4828, ext 171 or email volunteers@westnh.org for more information. You can apply to be a volunteer by completing this application form:

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