Volunteer and Employment Opportunities

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The Learning Disabilities Association of Saskatchewan is looking for part time tutors for our Academic Tutoring Program.  The tutoring program provides one-on-one and customized instruction to clients in need of help in all academic areas.

Tutoring happens at our LDAS offices on Hanselman Crt in Saskatoon.

This paid position requires a commitment of at least 4-6 hours per week in the evenings Monday to Thursday.   Flexibility is given to your preference of days and subject areas.

For more information or to apply, please email Stephanie Tourand at stephaniet@ldas.org or call 306-652—4902.

More information about our services can be found at www.ldas.org

 

2.  READ Saskatoon Volunteer Opportunities 

READ Saskatoon has a long history as a local literacy organization that offers free literacy services to adults and families.

Since 1979 we have provided adult tutoring services with the help of trained volunteers and community partners. Today we have expanded to offer adult, family, and financial literacy programs, as well as literacy facilitator trainings and resources.

Here are some of our current volunteering opportunities: 

Literacy coach (Lead program)

READ Saskatoon provides one-to-one adult instruction. Volunteers are matched with an adult learner to meet weekly. Learning sessions last between one and one and a half hours and take place in mutually agreeable public locations (such as branches of the Saskatoon Public Library) or online via Zoom; COVID protocols for in-person meetings will be observed. A six (6) month volunteer commitment is required. Volunteers attend a free full day training on tutoring methods and techniques, and they have ongoing support from READ Saskatoon in their development as coaches.

Effective coaches share literacy skills while creating a positive learning experience. A one-on-one setting with an adult learner requires the coach to see the learner more as a partner than as a student; effective coaches understand they need to focus on the learner’s goals and are patient, respectful, adaptable, culturally sensitive, realistic, and organized.

Be part of a caring and trained volunteer network that helps adult learners with their reading, writing, and other literacy skills. Together we will make a difference!

Please join our next Orientation session on Thursday, January 13 at 12:00pm to learn more about this volunteer opportunity. Register at https://www.readsaskatoon.com/register/

Reading Guide (Spark program)

READ Saskatoon provides one-to-one support to strengthen children’s reading strategies. Reading Guides attend a 3-hour training on reading methods and strategies and will be provided all resources needed. Volunteers are matched with an elementary school student and meet during the day, either in person or on Zoom. The volunteer commitment is twice per week for a minimum of 8 weeks.

Reading improvement requires naming and practicing the strategies that good readers use, making those invisible competencies visible. Volunteers need to know, name, and model those competencies along with lots of practice. Discussing these criteria with students allows both the volunteer and student to share the same language and goals. This will be discussed during the Spark training session (mandatory for all volunteers).

Be part of a caring and trained volunteer network that helps adults and families with their reading, writing, and other literacy skills. Together we will make a difference!

Please join our next Orientation session on Thursday, January 13 at 12:00pm to learn more about this volunteer opportunity. Register at https://www.readsaskatoon.com/register/

Please visit our website for more information on volunteer requirements and to register for our next orientation.

See https://www.readsaskatoon.com/volunteers.html

Or call us: 306-652-5448

 

 

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4.  U of S alumni interested in volunteering on campus should go to this link: https://alumni.usask.ca/get-involved/volunteer.php#AlumniVolunteerStories

 

5.   Want To Make A Difference?

Apr 9/20 update ….There will always be a need for volunteers within our organization. With the current COVID-19 crisis going on we have decided to postpone any upcoming training sessions. We still ask that you send us your applications and we will reach out to set up phone interviews. Stay tuned for updates and upcoming training dates. Thank you!

Prairie Hospice Society has volunteer opportunities in Saskatoon for individuals interested in supporting palliative clients in their own homes. Volunteers provide free, non-medical Hospice Without Walls service a few hours a week – including companionship, outings, or respite care.

Candidates will attend training sessions scheduled for Nov. 15,16,22,23. For this intake we are seeking volunteers who have availability during the day on weekdays.

Contact: 306-249-5554, admin.assist@prairiehospice.org. For more information: www.prairiehospice.org/about-us/volunteers

 

6.  Join the Simulated Patient Program at the University of Saskatchewan

If you’re interested in healthcare education, consider joining the Simulated Patient Program at the Clinical Learning Resource Centre, a healthcare simulation facility at the University of Saskatchewan. Simulated patients  (SPs) are trained to accurately and consistently portray the physical symptoms, emotions, concerns and personal history of a patient. They work with learners in Health Sciences programs to develop skills in communication, professionalism and basic physical exams.  The program especially needs SPs in the demographic of 30-60. To learn more or submit an application form, please contact Kristina Hughes.

Kristina Hughes

Simulated Patient Program Coordinator

Clinical Learning Resource Centre

Office of the Vice-Provost, Health

University of Saskatchewan

E2201, 104 Clinic Place

Saskatoon, SK S7N 2Z4

Ph: (306) 966-6981

7. The Exam Program at Access and Equity Services arranges exam  accommodations for students with disabilities. They are always in need of casual employees to invigilate exams, and also to work one-on-one with students as exam scribes and readers. The hours are flexible and they can work around your availability. This is a paid position. They usually hire during September-November and January-March, but will keep contacts on file if they have no current openings. A number of retired school teachers are already on their casual call list and have proven to be an excellent fit.

If you are interested in applying for this position contact:

Jacki Andre, M.A., Exam Co-ordinator
jacki.andre@usask.ca
Access & Equity Services for Students
University of Saskatchewan
32 College Building

 

8.  Nurturing with Rhymes:

This non-profit parent-child program runs four programs each fall, winter and spring.

If you are looking for a rewarding activity for a season or for the year, we need assistants (small wage) and volunteers to help make the programs a nurturing experience for the families that attend.

If you are able to help, please call Sharon Baby at 222-5603

or e-mail sbaby@sasktel.net

For more info please see www.nurturingwithrhymes.tumblr.com

9.  St. Paul’s Hospital is looking for volunteers 

St. Paul’s Hospital Gift Shop has opportunities for volunteers to offer assistance to customers, operate the cash register and lottery terminal, and showcase and stock merchandise. This is an opportunity to interact with patients, visitors, hospital staff and other volunteers, as well as develop new skills. Previous retail experience is an asset, however, training is provided.

Proceeds from the Gift Shop support patient care items, staff professional development and other services at St. Paul’s Hospital.

As well St. Paul’s Hospital is looking for donations of books and magazines. Soft cover books are preferable. Magazines that are about gossip or current events can be up to a year old. All other magazines can be older than one year.
For information please call  at 306-655-5708 or 306-655-5823. Or e-mail kathi.lewis@saskhealthauthority.ca.

 

10.  Saskatoon Heart of the City Piano Program
Members are invited to contact Stefanie Stefanson-Pexa, Inventory Director, Saskatoon HCPP, stefansonpexa@gmail.com,  306-665-2025 if they are interested in spending one hour a week with some very eager young piano students in one of our five participating schools. We provide piano lessons free of charge to students in community schools. It is a program entirely run by volunteers, and we depend on the generosity of university students, retired teachers, and others in the community to donate their time and expertise to this most worthwhile and rewarding project.

The requirements to volunteer as a piano teacher are:

  • Grade 6 piano qualifications or equivalent
  • A criminal record check (no expense to volunteers)
  • Providing your own transportation to the school in which you are teaching
  • Enthusiasm and patience!

W.P. Bate, Westmount, and King George are the schools presently participating in our program.

 

11.  Community Volunteer Services – Saskatchewan Health Authority

Community Volunteer Services (Saskatchewan Health Authority ) is in need of Volunteers interested in:
1. Delivering Meals on Wheels (various routes are open)
-Hot meals are delivered between 11:00-12:30 Mondays to Fridays. Flexible to your availability
-Frozen meals are delivered between 9:00-10:30 on Thursdays from City Hospital. Ideal for two volunteers!

2. Grocery shopping for or with seniors twice a month.

3. Driving seniors to Medical Appointments – flexible schedule. Book in trips as they match your availability.

Please contact Elaine Stobbe if you are interested @ 306-655-4392 or email elaine.stobbe@saskhealthauthority.ca

 

12.  Abbeyfield House

2018: Contact www.saskatoonabbeyfield.ca for further information. Please disregard the web address at the bottom of this listing.