Start2Finish Running & Reading Club Mentor

(Start2Finish, Guelph, Running & Reading Club)

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Position ID: V-GUE2867 Last Modified: 02 Oct 2018 Last Full Update: 02 Oct 2018
Opportunity Details
ContactMichelle Wray, Director of Volunteer and Community Relations, Start2Finish; Phone: (905) 319-1885 ext 206; Email:
DutiesThe mentor's role includes: 
-        Physical activity: Volunteers supervise and encourage the children through the physical activity component of the program. They lead warm up, running workouts, and other fitness activities while cheering them on and providing encouragement. 
 -        Snack: Volunteers help to distribute snack to the students after the physical activity component. 
-        Word of the Day: Each volunteer has the opportunity to explain a "Word of the Day” for the whole group. They will share the word selected for that week (as provided in the weekly program manual) and engage feedback from the students regarding the definition and how they have exemplified it at some point in their lives. 
-        Journal: Volunteers assist children to record their accomplishments in both running and reading each week. 
-      Reading: Volunteers supervise as children read silently, read one-on-one with children or lead group reading, listen to them read and providing help and encouragement. 
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Benefits- Help children in the most economically challenged areas of Canada 
- Gain personal satisfaction through utilizing and enhancing skills 
- Meet new people and develop friendships and professional contacts 
- Build self-esteem 
- Challenge yourself and experience personal growth 
- Develop a sense of accomplishment 
- Enhance your health and well-being 
- Have fun!
ClientsStudents grade 1-6
Ages14 year(s) and up
Suitable ForAdults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Highschool students ; Post-secondary students ; Couples ; Groups ; Workplaces / Corporate Groups
Areas of InterestChild & Family Services ; Education Support (Elementary / Secondary) ; Recreation & Sports ; Youth Engagement
Skills/ExperienceFirst Aid ; Leadership ; Mentoring & Training ; Self-Motivated / Work Independently ; Sports & Coaching ; Team Work
Commitment LengthShort Term (Up to 4 months) ; Medium Term (4 months to 1 year) ; short term and medium term both available.
Interaction LevelOne-on-one ; Small Group ; Large Group ; opportunity for various interaction at different points of the program.
Minimum Hours2.5 / Week
Dates and TimesTuesday: Afternoon (3:15 - 5:15 pm) 
Wednesday: Afternoon (3:15 - 5:15 pm/3:30 - 5:30 pm) 
Thursday: Afternoon (3:15 - 5:15 pm) 
Locations include: Willow Road Public School, Gateway Drive Public School, Brant Avenue Public School, Westwood Public School, John Galt Public School 
SeasonsSpring ; Fall ; Winter ; Program runs from October - May
AccessibilityFully Accessible
Number of PositionsGuelph 
10 individual(s) needed in total. 
Update to 10 positions available at each location
TrainingOrientation ; Training is provided ; Training is required ; Training on-going
Police CheckNot Required
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Start DateOn or after 02 Oct 2018
End Date29 Nov 2018
Display Until29 Nov 2018
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Organization NameStart2Finish, Guelph, Running & Reading Club
Office PhoneHead Office 905-319-1885
Toll Free Phone1-888-320-8844
Mailing Addressc/o Start2Finish Head Office 
4230 Sherwoodtowne Blvd, Unit 303 
Mississauga, ON L4Z 2G6