READ Saskatoon Volunteer Opportunities
READ Saskatoon is a volunteer literacy organization that provides services to adults, families, and community partners. READ Saskatoon provides a diverse range of volunteer opportunities:
Lead Adult Coaching – one to one adult and small group 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 a mutually agreeable location. A six-month commitment is required. Volunteers are fully trained on tutoring methods and techniques.
Family Literacy Program – volunteers work collaboratively with the Family Literacy Coordinator in the various components of the program that supports literacy development for the entire family in a group setting. Family Literacy training is provided.
Child’s Reading Guide Program – volunteers provide one to one support to strengthen children’s reading strategies. Volunteer Reading Guides attend a 3-hour training on reading methods and strategies and all resources are provided. Volunteer commitment twice per week for a minimum 8 weeks.
The first step of becoming a volunteer with READ Saskatoon is to attend orientation which introduces prospective volunteers to our organization. Here you will learn more about the literacy programs and services we offer and the various volunteer opportunities available.
Or call us on 306-652-5448
3. U of S alumni interested in volunteering on campus should go to this link: https://alumni.usask.ca/get-involved/volunteer.php#AlumniVolunteerStories
4. 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.
5. Elections Saskatchewan is inviting applications for Returning Officers for the next Provincial Election. There is also a link to apply for a variety of other election related short term jobs. http://www.elections.sk.ca/workers/returning-officers/
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.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com.
10. Saskatoon Heart of the City Piano Program
Members are invited to contact Stefanie Stefanson-Pexa, Inventory Director, Saskatoon HCPP, firstname.lastname@example.org, 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 email@example.com
12. Abbeyfield House
2018: Contact www.saskatoonabbeyfield.ca for further information. Please disregard the web address at the bottom of this listing.