Are you passionate about helping little kids reach their full potential? Vancouver Urban Ministries is recruiting volunteer tutors to join our team part-time starting in the fall semester.
Vancouver Urban Ministries is a registered Christian charity that provides tutoring to disadvantaged children with learning disabilities in the poorest neighbourhoods of East Vancouver. We are recruiting volunteer tutors who share our passion and belief that all children are unique and valuable and deserve every opportunity to participate in education to the greatest extent possible.
The demographic in which VUM operates includes some of the most vulnerable families in Canada. The families we serve include those from an Aboriginal background, recent immigrants and single-parent families, who suffer significantly higher poverty rates than the national average.
The link between literacy and poverty has been clearly established and our conviction is that establishing literacy in the early years of a child’s life will greatly improve their opportunities for education and employment and address a significant issue which traps adults in a cycle of poverty.
VUM uses the multi sensory Orton-Gillingham approach to tutor the students in school during after school hours. We are recruiting volunteer tutors for the 2017/2018 school year who are willing to commit to 2-8 hours per week. Training in the Orton-Gillingham approach will be provided in September. Please visit https://www.myvum.ca/volunteer-tutors to apply for this volunteer position or for more information about our specialized tutoring program.
Please contact Ruth Stobbe at email@example.com if you are interested in this position or for more information.