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Volunteer Learning Coach

SAIL (Strathmore and area Adult Inclusive Learning)

Job Description: Title: SAIL Learning CoachReports to: Literacy Services CoordinatorBring the joy of learning to our communities by investing 1-2 hours a week coaching an adult learner. Adult learners come to the table with a lifetime of experiences and a variety of strengths and challenges. Your commitment to a learner gives them the opportunity to see themselves as successful. Learning is not always a fast process. We ask that you plan on investing a minimum of 4-6 months with your learner. We offer professional development, ongoing support and resources for you to take the first steps in a rewarding journey of discovery.Qualifications: 18 + and literate with good command of the English language. Patient person with a good sense of humour and a caring attitude. Understands challenges adults have with low literacy skills. Has transportation or technology required to connect with learner. RCMP vulnerable sector check is requiredResponsibilities: Attend basic orientation for new volunteers and workshops relevant to coaching. Meets weekly with an adult learner to help them progress towards their learning goals. Treats learners with respect as a mature and capable learning partner. Maintains confidentiality and abides by guidelines. Tracks time spent and progress. Communicates regularly with the Literacy Services Coordinator. Completes forms and progress reports in a timely manner.To be a volunteer, it takes…Generosity, a willingness to give your time to others Understanding, because their lives might be very different from your own Empathy, an ability to put yourself in someone else’s shoes and feel what they must feel Compassion, to truly care about making someone else’s life better Patience, because the process doesn’t always go as smoothly as it might Dedication, to stick with the project and see it through
Volunteers Needed
5
Sign up Deadline
Apr 23, 2024
Location
Strathmore Municipal Library
Age Restrictions
18 +
Contact
Rhonda Rhys-Doering, Literacy Services Coordinator
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