Become a Learning Coach

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

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.

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