We need volunteers over the age of 18 years old to help in a variety of ways to support students and teachers. Volunteers come from all walks of life and bring a multitude of experiences to share with students. Seniors offer life experience and professional expertise. New Canadians can explain concepts with students in their mother tongue. University students are great role models and mentors who share their own postsecondary experiences with students. Every volunteer has something special to offer. Research shows that students benefit from the attention of a caring adult.

Volunteer tasks will vary depending on the needs of the particular school. However, the following examples are typical areas where volunteer help is often needed.

  • General Classroom Assistance
  • Early literacy
  • Math Tutors
  • English as a Second Language
  • French as a Second Language
  • Indigenous Student Support
  • Assistive Technology Coaches
  • High School Tutors and Mentors—all subject areas
  • Clubs—art, drama, music, dance, special interest
  • Sports and Coaching
  • Special Education
  • Scribes for exam and EQAO testing
  • Library Assistance
  • Volunteer Piano teachers
  • Office Assistance
  • You name it—there’s a need!

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Anne Brouillard
Program Coordinator, Ottawa Volunteers in Education
613 366-3085 ext. 255

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Lee-Ann Scott, CVA
Director, Ottawa Volunteers in Education
613 366-3085 ext. 253

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