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1410 - Volunteer Tutors (SK to Grade 8) > ACTIVE NOW!
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Tutoring at child's home or elsewhere as agreed, in Mississauga, Brampton, or Caledon
Mississauga, Brampton, Caledon


The Peel Children's Aid Society (PCAS) protects children from abuse and neglect and helps parents and caregivers build healthy families with support of our Peel community. Our Volunteer Tutors assist children with school work and overall learning challenges with which they are struggling. Volunteers schedule tutoring sessions with the support of workers and caregivers, and often in collaboration with the teacher for the subject, remedial/practice plans and activities will be implemented to help the child with their learning needs.As COVID-19 restrictions ease, this 'role' will return to in person volunteering. Post-COVID-19, many children genuinely need assistance to be able to regain learning skills, address difficulties, and achieve their true potential. This is why Volunteer Tutors are so important to, plus complement, the mandate of the PCAS.If you are contemplating a career in teaching, especially in the area of 'special education', or in social work, or other aspects of early child education, egaging as a Volunteer Tutor with the PCAS is a great introduction to these career choices.


As a Volunteer Tutor, you will:

  • Work one-to-one with a child who is experiencing learning challenges
  • In collaboration with parents, guardians, teachers, etc., recognize such challenges and formulate/deliver tutoring to address these
  • In addition to school subject content, work to improve the child's capacity to comprehend, retain, problem solve, etc. (incl. effective 'study habits')
  • As part of your tutoring, improve the confidence, self-esteem, and social skills of the child whom you assist
  • Act as a 'role model', exemplify a positive, productive attitude and acceptable social behaviour that the child will be encouraged to adopt
  • Continually monitor the progress of your tutoring, including periodic reports to PCAS and others about how the child is doing

When you use your motor vehicle for this 'role', you'll be entitled to reimbursement of your 'mileage'.

Clients with volunteer 'profiles' within Volunteer MBC's Referral System should 'click' the yellow box 'Apply Now!' (above) to indicate (register) your interest in this volunteering opportunity, PLUS gain immediate access to the PCAS VOLUNTEER APPLICATION FORM. You will be contacted by PCAS as follow up to begin a screening process (see QUALIFICATIONS, below)


  • Assist a child in academic support and provide encouragement in the development of learning needs
  • Opportunity to develop and enhance your tutoring skills/experience in various subjects, at various levels
  • For those looking to teach as a career, add to your resume (with a positive Reference after successful completion of your engagement) 
  • Learn about child education and its ongoing challenges in your local community (plus improve your capacity to meet those challenges) 
  • 'Mileage' paid for use of your motor vehicle
  • Personal satisfaction that your direct volunteering will have made the difference in a child's learning, education, achievement, and confidence!


  • Minimum Age - 18
  • Volunteer engagement - 6 MONTHS (to 1 YEAR)
  • You have accessed the PCAS website (see Social Media, below) and informed yourself of our Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Policy, and you're committed to following the practices therein
  • Friendly, engaging, confident in interacting with young children and the adults who care for them
  • You're an excellent communicator, with capacity for listening, patience, understanding, and thoughtful guidance
  • Background (academic and/or experience) in teaching/tutoring Ontario SK to Grade 8 is a definite asset
  • Commitment to learn and understand the Ontario curriculum that relates to your tutoring grades/subjects (typically ENGLISH and MATH)
  • Able and committed to collaborate with PCAS staff, volunteers, and school teachers (as needed or requested), plus volunteer with a minimum of supervision
  • Capable of abiding by a mutually agreed tutoring schedule (incl. adequate prep and punctuality)
  • Bound to adhere to PCAS general policies and procedures, incl. strict confidentiality
  • Valid full Class 'G' Driver's Licence and a Driver's Abstract that is satisfacory to PCAS > a reliable, fully insured motor vehicle is necessary, too
  • Because you will be involved with minors, a satisfactory Police Vulnerable Sector Check and Proof of Vaccination are required

SCREENING for this volunteering opportunity will be virtual (tel/email/online interview(s)), unless otherwise advised. After you have APPLIED, as a precaution, please monitor your 'Junk/Spam' email folders, plus leave space on your voicemail for communications from PCAS.

Min Age: 18   
Police Check: Required   
Resume:Not required   
Driver's Licence: Required   
Proof of Vaccination: Required

Time Commitment
This is a Long Term (More than 6 months) commitment
Shifts are available Anytime

Volunteer Tutors are expected to spend a MINIMUM of 1 to 2 HOURS WEEKLY tutoring, and precise schedules will be developed and mutually agreed upon with the PCAS and others involved with the child being tutored.


ORIENTATION is mandatory. TRAINING will depend on the skills/experience brought to the 'role' by the successful candidate.

More Details
Areas of Interest: Education & Learning, Youth Programs, Parent & Child Support, Literacy
Accessibility: Unknown
Ideal for: Individuals

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