Pathways Volunteer Information

Pathways Volunteer Information

  • Develop interpersonal communication skills and learn more about yourself
  • Meet a diverse group of students across a variety of academic disciplines and establish a rapport with people from diverse backgrounds
  • Gain valuable experience & training to add to your resume
  • Receive a reference letter
  • Become a good role model
  • Experience the satisfaction of knowing you contributed to student success

You might even discover a new career opportunity!

The Time Commitment

  • Commit two hours, one night a week for a full academic year
  • Attend an initial training session and additional sessions for each year of participation
  • Attend optional volunteers’ group events, community service activities, and program recognition events

The Role

  • Assist the students with setting realistic goals to achieve academic and personal success
  • Provide academic support to the students, either in a group or individually
  • Help students develop the study skills necessary for academic success
  • Help students develop self-confidence and reduce anxiety or fear of failure in academic work
  • Help students develop positive attitudes toward learning
  • Support a youth through an ongoing one-to-one or group relationship and serve as a positive role model and friend
  • Facilitate youth group evening programs with other mentors, preparing and running engaging activities

Qualifications Needed

  • Have a desire to work with, and support, youth
  • Communicate with youth openly and without judgment
  • Establish relationships based on shared responsibility and respect
  • Are sensitive to persons of different educational, economic, cultural or racial backgrounds
  • Are friendly, patient, and sensitive to a diversity of students
  • Have the capacity to tutor English, Arts, Math, Science, Languages or Technology at the high school level
  • Have the capacity to tutor English language learners and exceptional students

What Now?

Potential volunteers are asked to complete a written application with two references. Following this, the volunteer screening process includes a personal interview and the successful completion of a police record check.

Katie McArthur, Volunteer Coordinator
Call: 519-743-6333    Email:


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