Reading Rocks Volunteer Online Literacy Tutor

(Learning Disabilities Association of Halton-Hamilton)

Position ID: V-HVC0106 Last Full Update: 31 Mar 2022
Opportunity Details
ContactLisa Johnson, Volunteer Coordinator, Learning Disabilities Association of Halton-Hamilton; Email:
DutiesThis 8-week literacy intervention program is designed to motivate and help vulnerable readers between the ages of 6-12 gain confidence and academic success in reading. 
As an Online Volunteer Literacy Tutor, you will be paired with a child, and expected to work twice per week in the evening, for 8 weeks. Program time is 1 hour per night. 
As a tutor, you will be responsible for developing and implementing hands-on, active activities to explicitly teach the program component phonics, sight words, and fluency, based on the needs of the child, which will be determined through informal assessments that you will conduct on the first night. At the same time, you will help the child set achievable goals, and help them create an engaging, individualized poster board that graphs their achievements in the reading component areas.  
*Training and ongoing support will be provided* 
Summary of expectations: 
Ability to commit to full program schedule (both nights that program runs for each site) 
Ability to prepare teaching activities/games outside of program time 
Responsible for being online on Microsoft Teams during program times 
Must be punctual and reliable 
Must have valid vulnerable sector clearance (18 years of age or older)
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Benefitswill develop practical skills related to teaching/tutoring, lesson planning, interpersonal communication, and will be making a meaningful difference in a child's life
ClientsChildren between ages 6-12 who struggle with early literacy due to an identified or suspected reading disability (dyslexia)
Ages17 year(s) and up
Suitable for OSSDYes
Suitable ForAdults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Highschool students ; Post-secondary students
Areas of InterestChild & Family Services ; Education Support (Elementary / Secondary) ; Reading / Literacy ; Volunteer from Home / Virtual ; Youth Engagement
Skills/ExperienceCommunication & Interpersonal Skills ; Creativity ; Dependability & Trustworthiness ; Friendly & Outgoing ; Leadership ; Listening Skills ; Mentoring & Training ; Patience ; Planning & Organizing ; Positive / Cheerful Demeanor ; Self-Motivated / Work Independently ; Working with Children
Commitment LengthShort Term - 8 weeks
Interaction LevelOne-on-one ; Virtual Volunteering
Minimum Hours3 / Week
Dates and TimesMonday & Wednesday: 6:15 - 7:45pm
SeasonsYear Round
LocationBurlington, Hamilton, Online
Number of PositionsBurlington ; Hamilton 
50 individual(s) needed in total. 
Over the course of the pandemic, this program has run online through Microsoft Teams.
TrainingOrientation ; Training is provided ; Training on the job
TransportationNear public transit
Police CheckRequired
Additional RequirementsUp to date Vulnerable Sectors Check.
Start DateOn or after 25 Apr 2022
Agency Details
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Organization NameLearning Disabilities Association of Halton-Hamilton
Office Phone905-333-1977
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Rotary Youth Centre
560 Guelph Line, Top Flr
Burlington, ON L7R 3M4
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