The Learning Disabilities Association-Toronto is presently recruiting new volunteer tutors to join our S.T.Y.L.E. (Skills Training for Youth through Learning and Education) team helping to equalize the playing field for youth living with a learning disability and/or AD(H)D. This position will start in September 2013 and continue through the academic year.
The STYLE program services youth living with a learning disability and/or AD(H)D between the ages of 13-21 living within 6 of Toronto's highest priority neighbourhoods. STYLE provides free academic tutoring, life skills, social skills as well as recreational and healthy living/wellness programming. Since STYLE's launch in 2008, we continue to service over 600 youth across 13 school sites!
If you would like to be a part of a program that is providing youth with the opportunity to be educated, empowered and engaged, WE ARE YOUR PROGRAM! Many of our past volunteers have found employment with the TDSB, TCDSB as well as received references that have successful qualified them for teachers college and masters programs throughout Ontario.
To be considered for this position you must be available one day/week (3 hours) for the academic year.Programs run September-June, Monday- Thursday from 2:30 or 3:00-5:30pm.
Ideal candidate qualifications include:
-Educational background in CYW/SSW and/or relevant professional experience ( those working towards a career in social services/teaching/psychology)
-Extremely proficient in secondary school (high school) subjects
-Experience working with at risk youth, newcomer youth, children- youth hailing from an African/Caribbean background
-Ability to engage, empower and educate youth and children
-Interest and experience creating programming and programs for youth- recreation/tutoring/ healthy living/wellness
-Ability to work independently within a team setting
-Self starting, takes initiative, creative and able to problem-solve
-Successful vulnerable sector police check
Please quote which of the following communities you would be interested in volunteering in and the day/days of the week that you are available.
- Scarborough Village
Accepting volunteer interests with resumes attached (in .doc or pdf format) via EMAIL. Please direct your passionate interest to Lucy Malarkey, Program Coordinator.