Running & Reading Club Mentor - Oakville

(Start2Finish, Running & Reading Club)

Position ID: V-HVC0513
Last Full Update: 20 Feb 2024

Opportunity Details: Running & Reading Club Mentor - Oakville


Start2Finish’s volunteers are people from all walks of life who are linked by a common thread:  A desire to help eradicate child poverty across the nation.

Contact Michelle Wray, Start2Finish; Phone: 905-319-1885; Email:

The Start2Finish Running & Reading Club is a fun after-school program that encourages literacy, healthy active living, and play. The program runs from October to May one afternoon a week for two hours. Volunteers support students in various fitness and reading activities. As a result, students stay in school, build self-confidence and develop positive friendships with mentors and peers. With mentor Coaches, students discover the possibilities of a brighter future.

Information to highlight:

  • Children in the Running & Reading Club are 6 -13 years old; from grades 1-6
  • You do not have to be a runner to volunteer, there is something for everyone!

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Participating with children in fitness activities
  • Reading with children
  • Help to serve snack
  • Leading literacy activities
  • Some administration

Location, day & times:
- Oakwood Public School: Thursdays 2:35-4:35 (Oakville)


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Benefits - Work experience 
- Professional reference provided for up to 2 years 
- Meet new people 
- Develop friendships and professional contacts 
- Make a difference in the lives of under-serviced children 
- Challenge yourself 
- Experience personal growth 
- Access to orientation, training, and support 
- An inclusive environment 
- Providing volunteer recognition
Clients Students in grades 1-6
Ages 18 year(s) - 80 year(s)
Suitable for Highschool Credit Hours Yes
Suitable For Adults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Post-secondary students ; Couples ; Community Groups ; Workplaces / Corporate Groups
Areas of Interest Child Care ; Community / Neighbourhood Volunteering ; Education Support (Tutoring / Instruction) ; Games ; Mentorship / Leadership ; Physical Fitness & Exercise ; Poverty & Homelessness ; Reading / Literacy ; Student Placement ; Youth Engagement
Skills/Experience Dependability & Trustworthiness ; Friendly & Outgoing ; Leadership ; Mentoring & Training ; Patience ; Planning & Organizing ; Positive / Cheerful Demeanor ; Self-Motivated / Work Independently ; Sports & Coaching ; Team Work ; Working with Children
Commitment Length Short Term ; Medium Term (4 months to 1 year) ; Once a week, same day & time, for 2 hours each session.
Interaction Level One-on-one ; Small Group ; Large Group
Minimum Hours 2 / Week
Seasons Winter ; February to May 2024
Accessibility Partially Accessible ; Running & Reading Clubs operate at Elementary Schools. Each school has a varying level of accessibility accommodations.
Location 357 Bartos Drive, Oakville ON L6K 3E5
Number of Positions Oakville: 15 individual(s) 
15 individual(s) needed in total.
Training Orientation ; Training is provided ; Scheduled training ; Training on the job ; Training on-going
Transportation Near public transit
Police Check Required
Additional Requirements Vulnerable Sector check is required for all volunteers 18+
Start Date On or after 04 Mar 2024
End Date 23 May 2024

Agency Details: Start2Finish, Running & Reading Club

Office Phone 905-319-1885
Toll Free Phone 1-888-320-8844
Address & Map
Oakwood Public School (Oakville Club Location)
357 Bartos Dr
Oakville, ON L6K 3E5
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Mailing Address 4230 Sherwoodtowne Blvd, Unit 303 
Mississauga, ON L4Z 2G6