Homework Club Program Assistant

Volunteer Position: Homework Club Program Assistant
Location:  Alexander Community Centre, 960 Silver Avenue
Days:  Monday
Time:  Late afternoon, exact time TBA
Number of Volunteers Needed: 1-2
Commitment:  Year-round (September 2015 – June 2016)
Team:   Health Promotion and Counselling Team
Volunteer will report to: Coordinator for School Success Programs and on-site workers

Goal of the program:

The Homework Club Program provides outreach and related activities to low-income children in various sites.  The activities are directed to children ages 6 – 13 and relate to assistance with homework and other school-related projects.

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 well.
  • 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 this volunteer position, please contact the Coordinator of Volunteers at volunteering@carlington.ochc.org