Volunteer

Volunteer

Volunteers are key members of the Centre for Family Literacy team. They are an important connection between the Centre and the community, and play a crucial part in supporting our mission and vision.

If you are in search of a rewarding experience – join our team and make a difference.

Volunteer Opportunities

Adult Literacy Tutor

Adult tutors meet one-on-one or in small groups at least once per week to work towards their learner’s literacy goals. We are looking for tutors who are proficient in English and want to help adults improve their reading, writing, math, or digital literacy skills. Comfortable with one of these subjects but not all of them? Not to worry! Our team works hard to match tutors and learners based on interest, ability, and skills so you’ll have the best tutoring experience possible. No previous experience required (although it’s nice if you have it)!

LOCATION

We are currently offering online and in-person tutoring according to the comfort of both tutors and learners. Online tutoring can be done using a video chat service (Zoom, skype), over the phone, by email, or even sending letters! When meeting in person, tutors and learners meet in a safe, public location of their choice. In-person tutoring is limited to the City of Edmonton, but online tutors may reside anywhere in Canada.

TRAINING
  • Guided training documents
  • Individual and peer support
  • Tutoring resources and activities

     

COMMITMENT
  • Meet according to your schedule
  • 1 hour/week minimum between prep and tutoring sessions
  • Initial 3 month commitment

 

For more information, please contact volunteer_coordinator@famlit.ca or apply by filling out the form.

Online Family Program Co-Facilitator

Program co-facilitators support our staff to welcome learners and make sure programs run smoothly online. Our family programs use stories, games, and songs to develop early literacy skills. Program sessions are led by a staff facilitator, while volunteer co-facilitators attend to Zoom functions such as admitting participants, monitoring the chat, and enabling screen-sharing. If you love literacy but aren’t sure about leading a program yourself, this is a great way to dip your toes in! 

TRAINING
  • Basic Zoom and Google Suite skills required
  • 30-minutes of hands-on training provided

COMMITMENT
  • 1 full program session (10 weeks)
  • 1 hour/week

 

Program sessions run in the Winter (January to March), Spring (April to June), and Fall (September to December). Please check out our available program positions here!

For more information, please contact volunteer_coordinator@famlit.ca or apply by filling out the form.

Online Book Club Co-Facilitator

Co-facilitators for our adult book clubs support our staff to make sure programs run smoothly online and lead shared readings and discussions with small groups of learners. Our adult book clubs are designed to help build confidence and literacy skills while reading two books over ten weeks. If you love reading, helping others, and learning through shared experiences, this opportunity is for you!

TRAINING
  • Basic Zoom and Google Suite skills required
  • Guided training documents
  • Individual support

     

COMMITMENT
  • 1 full program session (10 weeks)
  • 2 hours/week

 

Program sessions run in the Winter (January to March), Spring (April to June), and Fall (September to December). Please check out our available positions here!

For more information, please contact volunteer_coordinator@famlit.ca or apply by filling out the form.

Online Computer Class Co-Facilitator

Co-facilitators for our adult computer skills classes support our staff to make sure programs run smoothly online and work with small groups of learners to practice digital skills. Our digital literacy program is designed to help adults build confidence in using digital tools to communicate, find information, and learn. If you’d like to contribute to making a warm, patient, non-judgemental environment for adults to learn computer skills, this is the opportunity for you!

TRAINING
  • Comprehension of Zoom and the Google Suite required
  • Guided training documents
  • Individual support

     

COMMITMENT
  • 1 full program session (10 weeks)
  • 2 hours/week

 

Program sessions run in the Winter (January to March), Spring (April to June), and Fall (September to December). Please check out our available positions here!

For more information, please contact volunteer_coordinator@famlit.ca or apply by filling out the form.

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“LITERACY is the road to human progress and the means through which every man, woman and child can realize his or her full potential.”

– Kofi Annan, Secretary General of the United Nations

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