Become a Learning Coach

Thank you for your interest in helping adults on their learning journey.

Adult learners come to the table with a lifetime of experiences and a variety of strengths and challenges.  Your commitment to a learner gives them the opportunity to see themselves as successful.

Learning is not always a fast process. We ask that you plan on investing a minimum of 4-6 months with your learner. We offer professional development, ongoing support and resources for you to take the first steps in a rewarding journey of discovery.

SAIL COACH INFORMATION SESSION

Thursday, September 23 

12:15 pm to 12:45 pm

Via Zoom

Want to volunteer but have questions about it?  Come learn more in this information session at lunch.

REGISTER HERE

Next SAIL Coaches Orientation is Saturday, October 16 from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. 

Job Description:

Title: SAIL Learning Coach

Reports to: Literacy Services Coordinator

Bring the joy of learning to our communities by investing 1-2 hours a week coaching an adult learner.
Adult learners come to the table with a lifetime of experiences and a variety of strengths and challenges.
Your commitment to a learner gives them the opportunity to see themselves as successful.
Learning is not always a fast process. We ask that you plan on investing a minimum of 4-6 months with your learner. We offer professional development, ongoing support and resources for you to take the first steps in a rewarding journey of discovery.

Qualifications: 18 + and literate with good command of the English language.
Patient person with a good sense of humour and a caring attitude.
Understands challenges adults have with low literacy skills.
Has transportation or technology required to connect with learner.
RCMP vulnerable sector check is required

Responsibilities: Attend basic orientation for new volunteers and workshops relevant to coaching.
Meets weekly with an adult learner to help them progress towards their learning goals.
Treats learners with respect as a mature and capable learning partner.
Maintains confidentiality and abides by guidelines.
Tracks time spent and progress.
Communicates regularly with the Literacy Services Coordinator.
Completes forms and progress reports in a timely manner.

To be a volunteer, it takes…

  • Generosity, a willingness to give your time to others
  • Understanding, because their lives might be very different from your own
  • Empathy, an ability to put yourself in someone else’s shoes and feel what they must feel
  • Compassion, to truly care about making someone else’s life better
  • Patience, because the process doesn’t always go as smoothly as it might
  • Dedication, to stick with the project and see it through

You’ve shown these qualities and so much more, so thank you for all that you do.

Apply Today

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