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1:1 Literacy Assistant
(Salvation Army, Lawson Ministries Hamilton)

Position ID: 1813 Last Modified: 05 Nov 2013 Last Full Update: 05 Nov 2013
Opportunity Details
ContactMrs Lisa Schumph, Volunteer Coordinator, Salvation Army - Lawson Ministries Hamilton; Phone: 905-527-6212 ext 227; Email:
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Duties* This volunteer will be responsible for assisting individuals with disabilities who are enlisted in our D.A.R.E (Determined Adults Reading and Education) literacy program.  
* Provide support and help tutor individuals with D.A.R.E lessons which may include Computer Skills training, reading and comprehension etc.
BenefitsThis placement would benefit individuals who are looking at getting experience working with individuals facing disabilities. This placement would also be beneficial for those looking to gain experience in teaching.
ClientsOur client population consists of dual diagnosed adults facing disabilities.
Dates and TimesTuesday: Afternoon (1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.) 
Thursday: Morning, Afternoon (11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.) 
Friday: Morning (10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.) 
Additional shift and times are pending however these additional shifts will be focused on assisting clients with home work in which these placements would take place after 2 o'clock within a residential setting.
SeasonsYear Round
Location1600 Main Street West, at Westbourne Road, Hamilton (Main and Osler area)
AccessibilityNot Accessible ; Not wheelchair accessible. One flight of stairs at the main and back entrance.
Number of PositionsHamilton West: 4 individual(s) 
4 individual(s) needed in total.
Ages18 year(s) and up
Suitable for OSSDNo
Minimum Hours1 / Week
Commitment LengthMedium Term (from 3 - 12 months) - A minimum commitment length of 4 months is preferred.
TransportationOn Bus Route - On the 5B Main West and 52 Dundas bus routes.
Interaction LevelOne-on-one ; Small Group
CostVolunteers are required to obtain their own Police Clearance letter and 2 step TB test. Police Clearance will be reduced with letter from the agency.
Police CheckRequired
Volunteer CategoriesComputer /Internet Services ; Computer Literacy ; Literacy ; Reading ; Reading Encouragement ; Teaching
Skills/ExperienceExperience is always preferred however training will be provided. 
Additional Requirements2 Step TB test is mandatory along with current/updated Police Clearance.
Liability InsuranceAvailable
Agency Details
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Organization NameSalvation Army, Lawson Ministries Hamilton
Address & Map
533 Main St E
Hamilton, ON L8N 1E3
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Office Phone905-527-6212