VOLUNTEER TUTORS or MENTORS NEEDED - YouthLink

Oct 11, 2020
Scarborough, Ontario

The role of the Pathways Tutor is to provide academic support and to engage in positive role modeling for youth during program time.  

Tutor Responsibilities:

  • Understand the challenges to high-school success the participants face with the ability to maintain a positive and upbeat demeanor with all youth

  • Participate consistently in online tutoring sessions, working both one-on-one and in small groups assisting students with academic tasks/homework

  • Successfully complete online orientation, safety sessions and programmatic and Anti-Oppression training

  • Availability of a minimum of 1.5 hours a week during the school year

Qualifications:

  • Previous experience and/or interest in working with youth

  • Ability to build rapport, make connections, motivate and develop trust

  • Be a high school graduate and/or enrolled in post-secondary institution and have expertise in core subjects including: English, French, Math, History, Social Studies, Business and Science

  • Develop study strategies, organizational, time management skills, actively engage and encourage students

  • Valid police reference check is mandatory

The role of a Pathway’s Mentor is to provide social support and to engage in positive motivational role modeling and skills building opportunities for youth during program time. 

Mentor Responsibilities:
*Experience working with grade 9 & 10 high school students 
*Appropriately role modeling and providing skills building opportunities
*Provide and facilitate engaging recreational, creative, artistic, and cultural activities 
*Work effectively within a team environment and confidently lead small groups of youth in weekly activities
*Share knowledge about the challenges youth face and gain awareness of community issues
Qualifications:
*Have previous experiences and/or an interest in working with youth in a constructive and meaningful manner
*Ability to facilitate group discussions, games, sports and/or arts based activities
*Have some creative ability, hobbies, interests, or knowledge to make connections with youth
*Aware of youth issues and the challenges in Scarborough priority areas to respond in a culturally sensitive, competent, non-judgmental and open-minded manner
*Demonstrate compassion and understanding towards the youth
 

If you are interested in volunteering, please email pathways@youthlink.ca to apply! If you know someone who would be interested in volunteering, please pass this on!

 

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