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About the Position
Position #: 17742
OrganizationStrong Start Charitable Organization
Position: Volunteer Instructor - Get Ready for School program
Location: For sites, please visit
Impact Statement: We provide programs and services through community-wide partnerships to help children learn to read. We assist young children in learning essential early reading skills. Build community by encouraging those who live and work in the community to be involved in supporting its children. Literacy skills are the strongest indicator of a child’s future success in life. The community as a whole needs to take responsibility for helping children learn to read.
Description: Volunteers assist preschool aged children during play and learning activities. They work with a team of instructors to provide children with meaningful learning experiences. Volunteers assist children in performing skills and help to direct children’s attention towards the learning activities that involve learning the sounds that letters make, increasing vocabulary and classroom learning behaviours. The Get Ready for School program is a free school-readiness program, offered in 16 Community Centres in Waterloo Region.
Requirements: Confidentiality, Specialized Training
Training Details: A program manual is provided.
Working Conditions: For sites, please visit Our Program websitetext
Duration: 3 months or less
Timing: Weekday - Daytime
Time Detail: Each class is 2 hours on Monday/Wednesday/Friday or Tuesday/Thursday, depending on the program site. The weekly time commitment at one program site is a minimum of 2 hours, depending on the schedule for that site. Volunteering can take place on one or more days each week. Programs in the morning run from 9:15 to 11:15 a.m. Programs in the afternoon run 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. or 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Age: 16+
Ideal for: An Individual
Transportation: On a bus route
Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible entrance, Wheelchair accessible washroom, Designated accessible parking space, Support Newcomers
Area(s) of Interest: Children/Youth, Teaching/Tutoring
Skill(s): Coaching, Interpersonal Communication, Continuous Learning
How to Apply
Application Link:
Email: Send an Email Message
Contact: Kirsten Carr
Phone: 519-743-9578 Ext. 114
Address: 20 Crestview Place Kitchener, N2B 0A2
Volunteer Action Centre
151 Frederick Street, Suite 500
Kitchener ON N2H 2M2

Phone: 519 742 8610
Fax: 519 742 0559

Monday - Thursday
9 am - 4 pm
Friday: 9 am - 12 pm