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(Catholic Children's Aid Society of Hamilton)

Position ID: 1374 Last Modified: 18 Jun 2013 Last Full Update: 18 Jun 2013
Opportunity Details
ContactMs Anna Gill, Tutor Coordinator, Catholic Children's Aid Society of Hamilton; Phone: 905-525-2012 ext 3220; Fax: 905-525-5606; Email:
DutiesWe offer a one-on-one homework help program which starts in late September and continues through to May. This program runs on Mondays from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in a group setting. It is held at a location close to the McMaster University campus.
Benefits* Help develop self-esteem of children. 
* Develop own skills related to working with children. 
* Develop own skills in tutoring and education. 
* Gain insight into the child protection system.
Dates and TimesMonday: Afternoon, Evening (5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.) 
(Plus 15 minutes before and after for preparation.)
SeasonsSpring ; Fall ; Winter
LocationWest Hamilton area near the McMaster University campus.
Number of PositionsHamilton West: 10 individual(s) 
10 individual(s) needed in total. 
* Usually in the summer, we process applications to bring on volunteers who will be prepared to begin with the start of the tutoring program in the fall. 
* Depending on student enrolment, tutors may be interviewed and brought on throughout the school year to accommodate the amount of participants and allow a one on one volunteer tutor for each student and vice versa.
Ages18 year(s) and up
Suitable for OSSDNo
Minimum Hours2 / Week
Commitment LengthShort Term (less than 3 months) ; Medium Term (from 3 - 12 months) ; Long Term (more than 12 months) ; Usually tutors volunteer for one school year but many do return.
TrainingOrientation ; Application, Interview, Orientation (meeting, Q&A with Coordinator and returning tutors).
TransportationOn Bus Route - 5B Main West, 5C West Hamilton, 51 University and 52 Dundas bus routes.
Interaction LevelOne-on-one
Start DateOn or after 01 Sep 2013
CostVulnerable Sector Police Check required - cost would be reimbursed.
Police CheckRequired
Volunteer CategoriesAssistant - Children's Programs, Services & Events ; Literacy ; Reading ; Reading Encouragement ; Tutoring
Skills/Experience* Has excellent communication skills 
* Is a good listener 
* Is patient 
* Is flexible 
* Enjoys children 
* Sets appropriate boundaries
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Organization NameCatholic Children's Aid Society of Hamilton
Address & Map
735 King St E
Hamilton, ON L8M 1A1
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Office Phone905-525-2012
Fax* General 905-525-5606 
* Legal 905-525-2242 
* Intake Fax 905-525-3330 
* Ongoing Fax 905-525-0481