Volunteer

Reaching all those New Brunswick children who require reading support requires time and money. An investment of your time or resources in ELF programming is an investment in the future – a future filled with possibilities and opportunities for New Brunswick’s youngest children.

Volunteer

Reaching all those New Brunswick children who require reading support requires time and money. An investment of your time or resources in ELF programming is an investment in the future – a future filled with possibilities and opportunities for New Brunswick’s youngest children.

Thinking About Volunteering With Us?

Thanks for your interest in volunteering. A few things you should know…

Once you register as a volunteer on our website you will be contacted by a staff member at Elementary Literacy Inc. for attending a training session in advance of meeting your student. Training sessions provide you with all of the information and resources, including books, you need for tutoring your student and we are always here to support you with any questions, comments or ideas you may have.

As an ELF volunteer, you commit to one child for ten weeks. Each week you meet with your student twice, for one hour of reading time.

Your investment can positively influence a child’s future.

 

  • Position Description: Click here for the details on the position.
  • Protection of Pupils Policy: Department of Education’s “Policy 701 for the Protection of Pupils” can be found on-line at http://701.nbed.nb.ca. This must be reviewed online. Please complete AND print the online questionnaire to bring to the Elf training session. The printed version must state your score and you must achieve 100% to begin volunteering. All schools require that the policy be reviewed and the completed questionnaire be completed and submitted to the school before volunteering can begin. Any questions about the information or questionnaire can be addressed at the Elf training session.
  • Criminal Background Check: You need to get a criminal background check from your local police department. You will need to take a letter with you. A copy of the letter will be sent to you after the registration process is complete.
  • Selecting a School: You can choose the school where you would like to volunteer. ELF is not yet offered in all schools but we are expanding. If the program is not currently available in your area, please register and we will be in touch as opportunities become available. As we identify generous volunteers, we can add more schools.

Become an ELF Volunteer:
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Training Commitment

The ELF curriculum and resources are based on academic research and proven educational methodologies. Volunteers do not need previous teaching experience, only a willingness to help and commit to the requirements of the program. We provide all the training and resources necessary for the tutor to make a positive, lifelong impact not just on an individual child, but on how that child will contribute to society throughout his or her life.

ELF tutoring takes place at school for 1 hour in the early afternoon, twice a week for 10 week periods (20-hour commitment).

Volunteers must complete a 3-hour training session. Is this a commitment you are able to make?

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Criminal Background Check

The safety and protection of school children is paramount for Elementary Literacy and the New Brunswick Education system.

All our ELF volunteers must obtain a criminal record check, from your local police force, that will allow you to work with the vulnerable sector.

Are you prepared to obtain the criminal background check?

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Volunteer Disclaimer

I have read and understand and commit to the Conditions for Volunteering . I declare that my answers and all statements made by me herein are true and correct.


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