Volunteer Coach for Reading Skills Program

(Strong Start to Reading)

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Position ID: V-GUE2497 Last Modified: 01 Mar 2019 Last Full Update: 01 Mar 2019
Opportunity Details
Impact StatementMake a difference in the life of a child!
ContactColette Moffat, Regional Program Co-ordinator, Letters, Sounds and Words program, Strong Start Charitable Organization; Email: cmoffat@strongstart.ca
DutiesThe Letter, Sounds and Words program is a reading skills program designed to be implemented by volunteers who do not need to have related experience. It is used in schools, and is a 10-week program for 5 – 7 year-old children. It uses short games/activities to provide repetition to help young children recognize letters, a sound each one represents, how to learn words by sight and how to learn a word by using the sounds of its letters. Volunteer Coaches work with one child at a time and follow prescribed activities using the materials provided.
More Info Linkwww.strongstart.ca/programs/letters-sounds-and-words/volunteer/
ClientsChildren between the ages of 5 and 7
Ages18 year(s) and up
Suitable ForAdults (18+) ; Post-secondary students
Areas of InterestEducation Support (Elementary / Secondary) ; Reading / Literacy
Skills/ExperienceCommunication & Interpersonal Skills ; Creativity ; Customer Service ; Mentoring & Training ; Sports & Coaching
Commitment LengthMedium Term (4 months to 1 year)
Interaction LevelOne-on-one
Minimum Hours0.5 / Week
SeasonsSpring ; Fall ; Winter
AccessibilityEach school may have different accessibility. Please check with the school.
LocationSchools in the Wellington Catholic District School Board
Number of PositionsGuelph: 100 individual(s) 
100 individual(s) needed in total.
TrainingTraining is provided ; New volunteers participate in two, 2-hour training sessions. The program and the volunteer training sessions have been designed to allow volunteers to be very independent in running the program over the 10 weeks. A list of training sessions is available at www.strongstart.ca.
TransportationNear public transit - Please check with the school you wish to volunteer at.
Police CheckRequired
Additional RequirementsPlease check with the school to determine Police Check requirements.
Social MediaFacebook Facebook: www.facebook.com/Strong.Start.to.Reading
Instagram Instagram: www.instagram.com/strongstarttoreading
LinkedIn LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/1236692
RSS RSS: www.strongstart.ca/whats-new/
Twitter Twitter: twitter.com/strong_start
YouTube YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UCY7b12sqwObODOi-s5Ru_3g
Start DateOn or after 01 Mar 2018
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Organization NameStrong Start to Reading