A positive volunteer experience is our first priority. Whether you are volunteering with Mohawk or a community group, we encourage you to do your due diligence and ask the following questions before getting involved:
- What health and safety protocols, including any COVID-19 related protocols, are put in place to protect volunteers?
- How will I receive training for this volunteer role?
- Who will be my direct supervisor? Who can I contact if I have questions or concerns and my supervisor is unavailable?
Disclaimer: External organizations listed on this site are not always affiliated with Mohawk College. Volunteers should visit community organization websites to learn more about them. Volunteers should never send money or banking information to these organizations.
All volunteer positions listed are eligible for credit on your Co-Curricular Record (CCR). To learn more, visit www.mohawkcollege.ca/ccr
Larch After School Program Guided Reading Tutor
Guided reading is an instructional approach that involves one or two tutors working with a small group of students who demonstrate similar reading behaviors and can all read similar levels of texts. The book is easy enough for students to read with your skillful support. The book will offer challenges and opportunities for problem solving.
At the beginning of each school year, we separate our students into groups, and select a book/series of books for each individual group according to their reading level/abilities. Groups may vary in size from one to four students. Many of our bigger groups have two tutors.
During our guided reading time, each student and tutor read a portion of text. This may be a sentence, a paragraph or a full page depending on their reading/comfort level.
While reading is taking place, our tutors guide the students to address these concepts as they come about: Predicting text, Visualizing, Questioning, Drawing inferences, Identifying main ideas, Context clues
To work closely with a small group of children grades 3 to 8 on guided reading.
• To develop relationships with young children (grades 3 to 8).
• To interact with children as they arrive and leave the program.
• To debrief with the team regarding the day’s events.
A DAY AT LARCH:
Our program takes place every Tuesday & Thursday
beginning end of September and ends in early June.
2:45–3:00 Volunteers arrive at the Community House
3:10 –3:35 Arrive at the Community House for a free time
3:30–4:00 Healthy Snacks
4:00–5:00 Tutoring time in the areas of reading , math, creative writing and C.P.R (Caring, Purpose, Responsibility)
5:00-5:25 Homework Assistance, Indoor Board Games or Crafts, Outdoor Games, Sports, etc.
5:25–5:30 Parent Pick-up or student walks home
5:30–6:10 Volunteer Debriefing Time
Please note that a volunteer training will take place before our program start date.
• We require a recent vulnerable sector police check.
• You may want to volunteer in more than one area. Please view our other volunteer positions accessible on this site.
1-5 hours per week.
For more information, please contact Rebecca Mallette.