Running & Reading Club Mentor

(Start2Finish, Oakville - Oakwood Public School, Running & Reading Club)

Position ID: V-HVC0324 Last Full Update: 13 Aug 2019
Opportunity Details
CommentsStart2Finish Running & Reading Club mentors have a significant role to encourage students on a weekly basis for positive change physically, mentally and emotionally through fitness and literacy. Mentors help to build confidence and motivate students to achieve success, stay in school, and build lasting friendships with peers and mentors.
ContactJaime Drohan, Running & Reading Club - Oakwood Public School, Start2Finish; Phone: 226-979-0752 * 905-319-1885; Email:
DutiesVolunteer responsibilities include: 
- Physical activity: Volunteers 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: Volunteers have 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 Director’s Manual) and ask for feedback from the students regarding the definition and how they can use 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.
More Info
Benefits- Meet new people 
- Develop new skills 
- Give back to the community 
- Gain a rewarding experience 
- Complete placement hours 
- Have fun!
ClientsElementary students grade 1-6
Ages18 year(s) - 70 year(s)
Suitable for OSSDNo
Suitable ForAdults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Post-secondary students ; Couples ; Community Groups ; Workplaces / Corporate Groups
Areas of InterestEducation Support (Elementary / Secondary) ; Mentorship / Leadership ; Physical Fitness & Exercise ; Reading / Literacy ; Youth Engagement
Skills/ExperienceCommunication & Interpersonal Skills ; Friendly & Outgoing ; Leadership ; Mentoring & Training ; Positive / Cheerful Demeanor ; Self-Motivated / Work Independently ; Team Work ; Working with Children
Commitment LengthMedium Term (4 months to 1 year) ; October - May; time commitment is flexible.
Interaction LevelOne-on-one ; Small Group ; Large Group
Minimum Hours2 / Week
Dates and TimesThursday: Afternoon (2:30-4:30 pm)
SeasonsSpring ; Fall ; Winter ; Programs is parallel with the school calendar
AccessibilityFully Accessible
Location357 Bartos Drive, Oakville, ON L6K 3E5
Number of PositionsOakville: 20 individual(s) 
20 individual(s) needed in total.
TrainingOrientation ; Training is provided
TransportationNear public transit
Police CheckRequired
Additional RequirementsVolunteer application; police check for volunteers 18 years and older
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Organization NameStart2Finish, Oakville - Oakwood Public School, Running & Reading Club
Office Phone905-319-1885
Toll Free Phone1-888-320-8844
Address & Map
Oakwood Public School
357 Bartos Dr
Oakville, ON L6K 3E5
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Mailing Address4230 Sherwoodtowne Blvd, Unit 303 
Mississauga, ON L4Z 2G6