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Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers are vital to our organization. Their commitment and generosity enable us to help families prosper through our adult literacy and family literacy programs.

We offer a number of meaningful opportunities to volunteer in the Edmonton area. Volunteer roles include tutoring adults, facilitating group classes, assisting in family literacy programs, office work, fundraising, special events, and leadership opportunities. We provide training for all of our volunteers.

To learn more about current volunteering opportunities, phone the Centre at 780-421-7323 to speak with the Volunteer Coordinator or email: volunteer_coordinator@famlit.ca

Adult Tutors

Volunteer tutors work one-on-one with adults who want to improve their reading, writing, math, or other essential life skills.

Our tutors:

  • Attend 9 hours of free tutor training
  • Set goals with their learner and prepare lessons to meet their individual needs and interests
  • Meet with the learner 1-2 hours per week to help them meet their goals
  • Provide encouragement and support to help increase both skills and confidence

Are you:

  • Proficient in speaking, reading, and writing English?
  • Friendly, non-judgmental, patient and reliable?
  • Eager to help someone improve his or her reading, writing and confidence?
  • Able to volunteer 2-3 hours a week for at least one year if needed?

If you answered yes, then you might enjoy becoming a volunteer tutor with the Centre!

Family Literacy Program Assistant

Volunteers in our family literacy programs attend one or more of our free programs for families with pre-school aged children (0-6). They support facilitators in providing a safe, welcoming environment for participants.

Our Family Literacy Program Assistants:

  • Enjoy greeting families and assisting parents with small children
  • Participate in circle times by singing and sometimes holding a child
  • Sometimes enjoy facilitating part of the circle time
  • Help with set-up, clean-up, and snack time
  • Feel comfortable taking initiative when needed (such as gently bringing a child back to the group)

Do you:

  • Love being with young children?
  • Enjoy singing songs and being playful?
  • Enjoy interacting with diverse groups of people?
  • Have at least two daytime hours available to volunteer, for a year?

If you answered yes, then you might enjoy volunteering in one of our family literacy programs!

Office Receptionist

* Currently, our volunteer office receptionist positions are full!

Our volunteer office helpers work with staff to maintain a professional and friendly reception area, and assist staff with various small projects. They are often the first friendly face or voice people encounter at the Centre.

Do you:

  • Love to greet people?
  • Enjoy answering the telephone?
  • Like working on computers?
  • Like to talk with all kinds of people, including those who are learning English?
  • Hope to become a receptionist or other office admin.?
  • Have time to volunteer on Wednesdays from 4:00 - 9:00 p.m.?

If you answered yes, then you might enjoy volunteering at the front desk!

Fundraising/Special Events Volunteers

We count on volunteers to help us make our special events such as fundraisers a success.

Do you:

  • Love planning and creating?
  • Enjoy an exciting "charged" atmosphere?
  • Get energized when lots of people are around?
  • Enjoy answering questions?
  • Feel comfortable asking people for donations?

If you answered yes, then you might enjoy volunteering at our special events!

11642 142 St NW  Edmonton AB  T5M 1V4
Phone
780.421.7323 | Fax 780.421.7324
famlit.ca
info@famlit.ca