Frontier College is a national, non-profit literacy organization which was founded in 1899. We work with children, teens, adults and families who need help to improve their literacy skills. Through volunteer mobilization, leadership development, and community capacity building, we enable communities to reach their literacy and learning goals.
Education and Literacy
, Adult Learning
Frontier College Le College Frontiere
35 Jackes Avenue, Toronto, ON M4T1E2
What services does your organization provide? Frontier College operates a variety of literacy programs in locations across Canada. We recruit and train volunteers to work with children, youth and adults in a great array of settings. We also help other community-based organizations set up and run literacy programs for their own participants.
Do you have any age requirements? Volunteer must be 16 years of age and over.
Do you require language proficiency other than in English? Volunteers must speak fluent English. For some of our programs it is an asset to have French, Arabic or Persian Language Skills.
What time commitment(s) are you expecting from a volunteer? We ask for a 1 1/2 to 2 hour weekly commitment.
Are there any other requirements for being a volunteer? During the volunteering process we invite you to an interview where we have you complete our application forms, provide us with 2 to 3 references, and fill out forms for a police check that we pay for.
Are there any specific skills and experience required? We ask for volunteers who are enthusiastic, patient, flexible and creative.
What type of volunteer positions are typically available? We are looking for volunteer tutors for homework clubs, reading circles, youth programs, children and adult classroom support in schools, and English Language support.
Do you provide training for volunteers? Yes, our training is approximately 4 to 5 hours.
What are the typical volunteer activities occurring at your organization?
Completing homework assignments
Studying for tests
Engaging in creative writing activities
Preparing for projects
Improving study skills
Working on math facts and concepts
Improving French language skills
Providing reading support
Provide English Language Skills
How will a person benefit from volunteering with Frontier College? Benefits to the volunteers:
To share the gift of literacy and learning To develop their skills - teaching, leadership, etc. To make a difference in their community
Do you accept high school students? Yes we welcome high school students as long as they are 16 or over.