French-speaking Homework Club Program Assistant “After The Bell” Program

Volunteer Position:      French-speaking Homework Club Program Assistant (“After The Bell” Program)

Days:                            Tuesdays and Thursdays

Time:                             4:15 to 6:15

Commitment:               All year round (program runs from Sept – August).

Location:                      29 Van Lang Private

Team:                           Health Promotion and Counselling Team


Number of Volunteers Needed:       1-3

Volunteer will report to:       Coordinator for School Success Programs

Goal of the program:

“After The Bell” is provided in partnership with Dovercourt Recreation Centre.  The program provides outreach and related activities to low-income children in the Van Lang community.  The activities are directed to children ages 6 – 13 and relate to assistance with homework and promotion of physical activity.

Description of Volunteer Role:

  • Assist Homework Club Worker to provide healthy nutritious snacks to encourage healthy eating habits.
  • Assist with program set-up, clean up, snack preparation, physical activity, and completion of homework.
  • Provide 1:1 attention to assigned children
  • Provide social support and friendly interactions.


  • Good communication skills, ability to speak in French and English (other languages are an asset)
  • Experience working with children ages 6 – 13.
  • Patient, open-minded, and non-judgmental, with excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work with children/youth who may have special learning/behavioral issues
  • Awareness of issues related to low-income families; sensitive to multicultural issues.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Reliable and dependable.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Ability to obtain an appropriate Police Records Check.


Updated August 2016