Volunteer Position - Tutor – THRIVE! Program

Fred Victor - Toronto, ON (9 months ago)

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Volunteer Position Description
Date: January 17th, 2019

Title of role: One-on-One Volunteer Tutor – THRIVE! Program
Program Description: The Thrive! Program provides a gender-affirming space for 2spirit, nonbinary,
transgender and gender diverse people experiencing un/under employment, homelessness, risk of
homelessness, mental health struggles, low income, who are newcomers, and/or who are facing other barriers
to employment. The program helps participants connect with employment resources, obtain referrals and
gender marker change support, improve self-sufficiency and life skills, build a sense of belonging, and
connections with the labour market, educational systems, training, and volunteer opportunities.

Program and Location: Employment and Training Services – 59 Adelaide Street East

Suitable for:
External volunteer

Purpose of role:
Seeking volunteers from the nonbinary, transgender, 2spirit and gender diverse communities to work one-on-
one with THRIVE participants to help them develop the skills needed to find employment, volunteer placements
or a suitable training program, as well as assisting the Intake worker and Skills Development Facilitator in select
tasks.

Tasks:
  • Assist with set up
  • Follow the action plan created by the Skills Development Facilitator to help individuals achieve their
goals

  • Work one-on-one with program participants to develop their resume writing and interview skills
  • Teach basic computer skills like email set up, basic use of Microsoft Office applications (ie: MS Word),
and how to conduct an online job search

  • Recount what individuals worked on to the Skills Development Facilitator at the end of each session
  • Assist with tear-down/clean up
  • Attend field trips and workshop opportunities
  • Occasionally assist with outreach
  • Other duties as required
Time commitment: Every Monday, 1:15pm- 4:45pm, occasional field trips

Skills required:
  • Prior experience with teaching, tutoring, coaching or social work an asset
  • Patient and open-minded attitude
  • Anti-oppressive, anti-racist, nonbinary and trans-inclusive language and practices
  • Very comfortable with online programs and MS Office products
  • Good command of English
  • Experience or willingness to work with people from diverse backgrounds
  • Knowledge of ASL an asset
  • Ability to navigate online forms (gender marker/name change) an asset.
Training/supervision:
Volunteer will receive an orientation about Fred Victor and policies. Volunteer will report to, and receive
direction and support from, the Skills Development Facilitator. In addition, volunteers will receive some relevant
training opportunities.

Working conditions:
  • Work with individuals on a one-to-one basis in a small classroom environment
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Some physical tasks and requirements: lifting, bending, reaching, and carrying weight up to 15lbs
Submit resume to Katy Scherer - kscherer@fredvictor.org