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Learning Disabilities Association of Halton-Hamilton
-Work one-on-one with a child, developing and implementing fun, hands-on activities and games that explicitly teach and reinforce skills in phonics, sight words, and fluency based on the needs of the child  
-Develop a unique and creative poster board based on the interests of the child where the child’s successes are emphasized by graphing their success in the three central program areas (phonics, sight words, fluency) after every night of the program  
-Conduct informal literacy assessment on the first day of program (pre-assessment) as well as on the last day of program (post-assessment) to determine where children need the most support, and to measure their gains in the program 
-Provide a positive and safe learning environment  
-Provide regular positive feedback on the student’s progress to instill self‐motivation and self‐confidence in their academic development  
-Fill out session reports after the tutoring sessions to track the children’s progress  
-Communicate with the child's parents on their progress and goals  
-Attend required training sessions as necessary  
-Where applicable, transport poster boards to and from the program  
-Responsible for own transportation to and from program location  
-Assist the program facilitator if needed
Learning Disabilities Association of Halton-Hamilton
Oakville, Burlington, Milton, Hamilton
Work one-on-one with a child, developing and implementing fun, hands-on activities and games that explicitly teach and reinforce skills in phonics, sight words, and fluency based on the needs of the child. 
 
Develop a unique and creative poster board based on the interests of the child where the child's successes are emphasized by graphing their success in the three central program areas (phonics, sight words fluency) after every night of the program. 
 
Conduct informal literacy assessment on the first day of program (pre-assessment) as well as on the last day of program (post-assessment) to determine where the child will need the most support and to measure their progress. 
 
Provide a positive and safe learning environment  
Provide regular positive feedback on the student’s progress to instill self‐motivation and self‐confidence in their academic development 
-Fill out session reports after the tutoring sessions to track the children’s progress 
-Communicate with the child's parents on their progress and goals 
-Attend required training sessions as necessary 
-Where applicable, transports poster boards to and from the program 
-Responsible for own transportation to and from program location 
-Complete time sheets 
-Assist the program facilitator if needed
In-School Mentor   Halton Hills  Milton  Oakville 
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Halton and Hamilton, Oakville Office
Oakville, Milton, Georgetown and Acton Schools
The In-School Mentoring Program provides a child/youth with a positive role model to share the experiences and challenges of growing up. Mentors visit with their mentees 1:1 (age 6-13) at school and engage in activities such as board games, crafts, sports or taking a walk on school grounds. This is a non-academic program that focuses on building confidence, social skills and problem-solving techniques through having fun! Commitment: For one hour each week during the school year. Matches do not meet over the summer break or during school holidays.
ROCK, Burlington - Pearl St - Head Office
ROCK Community Housing: 356 Burloak Dr, Burlington, ON L7L 4W5
Successful candidates will mentor a child at a local Burlington Community Centre, after school in a one-to-one relationship. This position will require working with a child/youth in grades 1-10 with their homework while helping to develop social skills, confidence and self-esteem
North BurLINKton Community Group, North BurLINKton Neighbourhood Project
Tansley United Church 2111 Walkers Line, Burlington
Provide childminding for children of Single Mom's Group, while they participate in a peer mentoring program. 
Great opportunity to get your 40 volunteer hours completed.  
Responsibilities include helping with homework, crafts and games.
Halton. Social and Community Services, Creek Way Village Long-Term Care Home
Creek Way Village LTCH, 5200 Corporate Dr, Burlington
- Visit palliative care patients as directed. 
- As time allows, visit with non-palliative patients. 
- Offer activities such as: reading, playing games, walks outside, listening to music, writing  
cards/letters, make a cup of tea or coffee.
Friendly Visitor   Burlington  Halton Hills  Milton  Oakville 
Acclaim Health, Community Support Services
Client's home in Halton
Visit a socially isolated Senior in their own home. You can provide sunshine by making a new friend with a client who is still very social, friendly and happy to see you but is experiencing challenges with their memory. Many are still very physically able.  
 
Visits are weekly for as little as one-hour time commitment for an in-home visit or a couple of hours if you care to take them to an activity in which you share an interest such as coffee, shopping, attend an art show, live music, even for a walk by the lake. By volunteering, you may also be providing some much-needed support to a caregiver or family member simply by visiting one of our wonderful clients.  
 
Your visit helps maintain and encourage the client's confidence and independence.  
We have a long list of non-English speaking clients waiting for company.
Volunteer Tutor   Burlington  Oakville 
Literacy South Halton, Burlington Head Office, Literacy and Basic Skills
At offices in Burlington or Oakville
Tutoring adults with low level literacy skills, one-on-one, once or twice a week. Training provided. No previous teaching experience is required, just some free time, enthusiasm and a desire to help someone.
Acclaim Health, Community Support Services
Join in on this exciting 6-month pilot project! You can provide sunshine by making a new friend with a client who is still very social, friendly and happy to see you but is experiencing challenges with their memory. Many are still physically able.  
The time you spend during your weekly visit can be putting together a scrapbook, playing card games, or coming up with a creative and fun activity to do with your client over a 6 month period. 
 
Provide social support for clients who are experiencing challenges with their memory, but still look forward to social and friendly visits.
Board Member   Halton Hills  Milton 
Adult Learning Centre, Literacy and Basic Skills
North Halton area
Our appointed Directors serve a minimum 2 year term and commit approximately 6 to 12 hours per month to Board activities. The Board of Directors meets the second Tuesday of the month, (except July and August) or as called by the Chair, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Meeting locations rotate between Georgetown, Milton, and Acton. Application for board membership is accepted when the board needs new members. Please send email to request application literacy@bellnet.ca. Candidates are interviewed for the position.
Start2Finish, Oakville - Oakwood Public School, Running & Reading Club
357 Bartos Drive, Oakville, ON L6K 3E5
Volunteer 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.
Tutor Volunteer   Burlington  Halton Hills  Milton  Oakville 
Halton Children's Aid Society, Burlington Office
In your home, library, foster parents home or agency
Would you like to help a child/youth reach their full academic potential or motivate them to achieve more?  
Volunteers are required to tutor children/youth in all subjects, especially math, English, science and French.  
The volunteer will assist a child to experience success in learning through a supportive one-to-one relationship.  
The children requiring assistance can range from age 6-18 and all academic levels.  
Scheduling can be arranged directly with the caregiver at your mutual convenience.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Halton and Hamilton, Oakville Office
Selected elementary schools in Oakville, Milton and Georgetown
High school students or adult volunteers will mentor a child in a local elementary school, after school, in a one-to-one relationship. Involves assisting a child in grade 3-8 with their homework, playing educational games, and developing organizational skills. 
 
**Also in need of volunteer adults 19+ to supervise groups, please inquire if interested**
Communication Volunteer   Burlington  Milton  Oakville 
Halton-Peel Community Aphasia Programs (H-PCAP)
​Burlington, Oakville, Milton, Mississauga and Brampton
Under the guidance of the Speech Language Pathologist and Communicative Disorders Assistant, the communication volunteer will learn new skills to: 
- Work with small groups of adults with acquired communication disorders 
- Use supportive conversation skills in facilitating discussion groups with clients within our programs 
- Assist clients to understand and participate in various conversational and language-based communication activities  
- Bring forth thoughts and new ideas to the group 
 
Other responsibilities may include: 
- Assisting staff with the set-up and clean-up of program space before and after each session 
- Informing the SLP or CDA in advance when unable to attend a session 
- Maintaining confidentiality within the parameters defined by the Halton-Peel Community Aphasia Programs
Milton Community Resource Centre, EarlyON Child and Family Centre
410 Bronte St. South, Milton
Assist staff with labeling and putting children's art work in cubbies, tidying collage shelves, reading stories to small groups of children, preparing some paper or creative activities
Friendly Visitor   Burlington  Halton Hills  Hamilton (City of)  Milton  Oakville 
Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, Hamilton-Halton Chapter
The visits will be taking place in the Long-Term Care Home that your match resides in.
A Friendly Visitor is someone who will visit weekly/bi-weekly to spend time with the individual they are matched with. This is a social and recreational visit, talking, reading a book together, playing games/cards, grabbing a coffee/drink and sitting outside or even just watching tv or a movie together.  
 
Often times living in a Long Term Care (LTC) can be lonely, many of the individuals living with MS in LTC can often be more isolated because of the age difference and interests compared to the other residents.  
 
If you have a spare few hours a month, you can really make a difference in someone's life.  
Must be over 18 years old to complete Vulnerable Sector Screening Police Check screening requirements
Acclaim Health, Community Support Services
Throughout Halton
Provide emotional and social support to adults and their families with a life limiting / terminal diagnosis.  
Volunteers provide an opportunity for the client to be more than a diagnosis; creating a safe place for clients and their families to share the physical, emotional and spiritual changes they are experiencing. A visit might include legacy work, sharing histories, talking of gardening, or sitting quietly. 
Visits usually take place once a week for about 1-2 hours in the client’s home. At times the volunteer may provide respite for the caregiver. Dependent on the client’s ability may take the client out for a walk or a drive as well.
Northridge Long Term Care Centre
496 Postridge Drive, Oakville
- Sign in at volunteer sign in and put on name tag.  
- Report to recreation staff to be notified of specific tasks and duties to be performed during activity 
- Follow direction and instructions of recreation staff, by inviting and assisting the resident to the designated program area. This may including pushing residents in their wheelchairs. 
- Follow instructions for specific activities. Provide residents with verbal encouragement. 
- Upon completion of program assists residents back to their home area. 
- Assist with program area clean up. 
- Notify program staff of any issues or concerns that arose from the visit.
Halton Children's Aid Society, Burlington Office
1445 Norjohn Court, Unit 1, Burlington
Would you like to help nurture the mind of child or youth? The Halton Children's Aid Society (Halton CAS) runs an educational program designed to teach critical thinking and advocacy skills to improve the educational outcomes of our children and youth in the context of a fun and creative learning environment. There are two focuses - one for elementary students and one for secondary school students.  
 
Our program is designed to meet the needs of our students in a learning environment that provides opportunities for blended learning activities with access to both hands-on and interactive materials.  
 
Volunteers are required to assist in supervising individual groups and for general logistics of arrival/departure of the students who attend. This program has proven to be very successful, not only in raising the students’ school averages, but in allowing them to gain confidence and self-respect.
Interpreters and Translators   Burlington  Halton Hills  Milton  Oakville 
HMC Connections, Community Connections Program
Burlington, Oakville, Milton
To assist newcomers, government and community agencies by interpreting/translating in another language on issues such as domestic violence, immigration, welfare, health and other issues.