Volunteer With The Horizon Learning Center

The Horizon Learning Center is looking for learning tutor/coaches for adult learners in literacy, numeracy, basic computers, foundational life skills and English as a Second Language.

When a learner first comes to the Horizon Learning Center, they meet a Learning Facilitator (Literacy Foundational Learning or English as a Second Language). Our Learning Facilitator helps identify learning goals then designs a workable, step-by-step learning plan with appropriate resources. Some learners benefit greatly from one-on-one tutor/coaching for a period of time and this is where YOU can help. Volunteer tutor/coaches typically spend 1 to 3 hours a week with a dedicated learner for as short a period as a few sessions or extending through the Learning Centre operating year (mid September through mid June, closed for Christmas and Easter school breaks).

Volunteers are supported by their learner’s Facilitator, who will suggest learning resources and provide tips and ideas for you to help your learner as well as help sort through any challenges that may arise. The Learning Centre also provides some professional development and periodic opportunities for volunteer tutor/coaches to meet and share ideas. They also offer a recognition and rewards program for their volunteer team.

Current volunteer needs:

We need volunteers for basic computers (very basic day-to-day stuff most of us do and take for granted). Two of our current computer learners are elderly and are an absolute joy to hang out with and teach.

A couple of learners are looking for help with basic numeracy and math skills, for personal finance management, for daily living and for the workplace.

Several of our ESL learners are looking for someone to practice speaking and listening English a few hours a week. This could be over coffee or shared activities (from going for walks or snow-shoeing or skating to crafting, quilting or making art or even hanging out with your kids at Peace Playland).

And there are learners for whom accident, illness or age has forced them to retrain for a new career, who would really benefit from having someone help them navigate the various agencies and online sites to explore what is needed to get them started on their new journey.

Horizon Learning Centre learners vary in age, needs and skill levels. Helping them work towards and achieve their goals is an extremely rewarding experience. You will truly see the difference that you are making in their lives and in our community.

Location – Peace River
Cause – Adult Literacy, Foundational Life Skills, Basic Computers and English as a Second Language

Age Restrictions – 18 plus
Contact Name – Jenn Wright-Ford
Contact Phone Number – 780-625-2820
Contact Emailjenn.learningcentre@gmail.com
Deadline to Apply – open