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Start2Finish

Start2Finish is a national charity dedicated to breaking the cycle of child poverty by providing ongoing educational support to Canada's at risk children throughout their school years, nurturing mind, body and social health so they are empowered to succeed and become role models for change.

Keywords: Scholarships , Poverty , Education and Literacy , Children and Youth



Start2Finish
1295 North Service Road, Burlington, ON L7R4M2

Start2Finish url http://start2finishonline.org/

Start2Finish Phone Number 905-319-1885

Start2Finish Email address info@start2finishonline.org



Volunteer Information for Start2Finish

What services does your organization provide?
The Start2Finish Running & Reading Club is a dynamic after-school program that is currently operating within multiple inner city schools and servicing hundreds of children across Canada. The Running & Reading Clubs equip economically challenged children by addressing literacy, physical activity, and self-confidence. The program is comprised of a fitness and health component, which culminates in a 5K run, a nutritious snack, and a reading component that increases children's love of reading, positively impacting their literacy skills.


Do you have any age requirements?
15 years old and up


Do you require language proficiency other than in English?
No


What time commitment(s) are you expecting from a volunteer?
2 hours, once a week from October to May


Are there any specific skills and experience required?
A willingness to mentor elementary-aged children while engaging in the Start2Finish Running & Reading curriculum in collaboration with other club coaches.


What type of volunteer positions are typically available?
Running & Reading Club Coaches. Some volunteer responsibilities include: - Being a positive role model for the children, demonstrating maturity, care, enthusiasm, and always leading by example. - Reading with children one-on-one, listening, guiding, and encouraging them. - Coaching, encouraging and participating with the children in the running, fitness activities, and games. - Helping students to record fitness and reading accomplishments in their journals.


Do you provide training for volunteers?
Volunteers will receive an orientation, resource manual and ongoing support from onsite Running & Reading Club directors.


What are the typical volunteer activities occurring at your organization?
Running & Reading Club


How will a person benefit from volunteering with Start2Finish?
- Letter of reference - Help children in the most economically challenged areas of Canada Gain personal satisfaction through utilizing and enhancing skills - Meet new people and develop friendships and professional contacts - Build self-esteem - Challenge


Do you accept high school students?
Yes




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