Volunteer Tutor (Grades 1 – 6)

Heart of the South Calgary

Part-Time (2 hours/week)


“Aspen partners in community with youth, families and communities to unlock potential and transform lives.   We are about People First, Community Always.”


Aspen is an innovative, community-driven social service agency helping Calgarians since 1984. We strive to help people build on their core strengths and connect with communities that are meaningful to them. With the support of our funders, partners, government, sponsors and donors, Aspen is breaking the cycle of poverty by helping people create better lives. Aspen supports a diverse and inclusive workplace. Our vision is that together, we will lead the way as agents for action and sustainable change. We have an exciting opportunity for a Volunteer Tutor with our Heart of the South, Calgary centre. 

The Volunteer tutor will assist children in grades 1 to 6 with reading, language arts, science and math. They will also enhance self-esteem and confidence in children through patience and encouragement. 

Benefits for the Volunteer tutor:

  • Volunteers will be given the opportunity to develop a meaningful relationship with a child by assisting in the development of skills.  

  • Volunteers will receive relevant experience for careers in education, childcare, and literacy related fields.

  • Volunteers are invited to engage their creativity and innovation to facilitate learning literacy skills

  • After volunteer hours are complete, volunteers will be eligible for a reference letter


The key responsibilities and accountabilities of this position are:

  • Commit to two hours/week (Thursdays 4pm-5:30pm) for a minimum of three months up to completion of academic school year (June).

  • Assist children in reading, writing, other literacy-based skills, science and math

  • Notify the coordinator in advance if you are expecting to be absent.  


This role requires our ideal candidate to possess at minimum the following:

  • Ability to read and write in English (other languages beneficial)

  • Interest in and comfort working with grades one to six students 


The coordinator will:

  • conduct training prior to volunteer placement

  • be available to discuss and to address any concerns

  • assist volunteer in obtaining Criminal Record Checks 


  • Police Check, Intervention Record Check 

Closing Date: This volunteer opportunity will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. 

To Apply:       Interested and qualified applicants are asked to email a resume and letter of interest to


We thank all volunteers for their interest in this position; however, only those who most closely match Aspen’s requirements will be contacted.

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