Homework Club Program Assistant (“After The Bell” Program)

Volunteer Position:     Homework Club Program Assistant (“After The Bell” Program
Location:  Churchill Senior Centre, 345 Richmond Rd
Days:  TBA
Time:  4:15 to 6:15
Number of Volunteers Needed: 1-3
Commitment:  All year round (program runs from Sept – August)
Team:  Health Promotion and Counselling Team
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.

Qualifications:

  • Ability to speak English
  • Ability to speak French is 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

To apply for volunteer positions, please contact the Coordinator of Volunteers at volunteering@carlington.ochc.org

Updated August 2016