Volunteer

  • Become a Volunteer Tutor!

    Love reading and working with kids? Join our team of passionate volunteer tutors!

    Our tutors volunteer either one morning (9 a.m. to 12 p.m.) or afternoon (1 p.m. to 3 p.m.) each week throughout the school year.

    Our tutors must be at least 18 years of age and proficient in English. We welcome volunteers with varying physical abilities, though please note that our volunteers are expected to retrieve students from their classroom and write notes on student’s progress.

    Most important of all though, you need to love reading, and love children! We’ll help you with the rest.

    There’s three easy steps to becoming a ONE TO ONE volunteer: complete an online application form, complete an online criminal record check application and register for an upcoming training session. You can complete the steps in any order, but you must complete all three steps before you can tutor with ONE TO ONE>

    Frequently Asked Questions

    1. What if I will be away and will miss some of my scheduled tutoring sessions?

      We’ll either find a replacement or the student will skip that session. We understand that some events in life need to take priority over volunteer commitments. As long as you can keep a consistent schedule most of the time, that’s perfectly fine with us!

    2. What if I have more time available and want to take on more than one shift?

      We’d be thrilled to assign you another school or another shift at the same school.

    3. I have no tutoring or teaching experience. Am I qualified?

      If you love children and love reading, you’re fully qualified to join us. We’ll make sure you have all the tools and training you need. Please note: our tutors must be at least 18 years of age and proficient in English. Volunteers must commit to a regular weekly shift of two or three hours from approximately October to June. We welcome volunteers with varying physical abilities, though our volunteers are expected to meet students in their classroom and write notes on students’ progress.

    4. What if I am unable to submit a request for criminal record check online?

      Please read our detailed instructions for completing a criminal records check as we have offered some tips to help you be successful with the process. If you are still not able to submit the request online, you can bring a piece of government issued photo identification with you to a training session and fill out a paper form. We will check your ID and submit the form for you.

    Still have questions?

    Please feel free to contact our Volunteer Coordinator at volunteer@one-to-one.ca or 604-255-5559.

  • Volunteer In Another Capacity

    As a small, grassroots organization, we are always looking for volunteers to help in many capacities. If you can’t commit to becoming a volunteer tutor, perhaps you have skills you can bring in another capacity, such as office administration, marketing & communications, volunteer recruitment, community events or fund development.

    To volunteer in another capacity, please complete the online application form below and let us know how you would like to help. Or, if you prefer, you can download, print, and complete the General Volunteer Application Form. Please forward your completed form to our office by scanning and emailing to volunteer@one-to-one.ca.

    General Volunteer Application Form

      Are you currently involved with ONE TO ONE? If so, in what capacity?
    • Please provide details of which aspects of these volunteer opportunities are you most interested in and what experience and skills you bring to these opportunities.
  • Volunteer as a Member

    Membership in the ONE TO ONE Literacy Society is free and there is no commitment, just interest in our mission. You will receive our regular communications and have the opportunity to attend our Annual General Meeting.

    To become a member, please download, print, and complete the Membership Application. Please forward your completed form to our office by scanning and emailing to contactus@one-to-one.ca.