Volunteers

Its Own Reward (2009)

A Guide to Community-Based Adult Literacy Volunteer Tutor Programs

This resource guide provides support to both individuals and groups involved in community-based adult literacy tutor programs. It is also intended for those who want to know more about starting a program. The guide contains information about volunteer tutor programs, including tutor training and volunteer management.

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2010-02-10

Creating Learning Partners (2011)

A facilitator's guide for training effective adult literacy tutors

This training guide is intended for literacy coordinators and others who train adult literacy tutors.

It is divided into 12 units dealing with such topics as learning styles; characteristics of adult learners; planning for learning; and learning disabilities.

As well, two units focus specifically on English as a Second Language (ESL) tutoring.

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2008-09-04

Toward a Labour Force Strategy for Canada's Voluntary & Non-profit Sector (2008)

There is growing concern about the labour force challenges facing the voluntary and non-profit sector. There are more signs that organizations are less and less able to recruit the talent they need in today’s tightening labour market and are also experiencing difficulty retaining employees.

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2008-06-17

Environmental Scan: Literacy Work in Canada (2007)

Summary Report

During the fall of 2007, Movement for Canadian Literacy conducted an environmental scan of the anglophone literacy field in Canada, gathering data through the use of key informant interviews and a literature review. The intent of this scan was to set the stage for a larger study of the sector. It was necessary to conduct this scan because much of the knowledge about literacy work in Canada is informal and anecdotal.

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2008-06-11

Building Capacity to Attract and Retain Literacy Volunteers (2005)

A Research Report

READ Saskatoon, a community-based volunteer literacy organization, like many literacy organizations in Canada, is experiencing significant challenges in recruiting and retaining tutor volunteers. The research project presented in this report was designed to contribute to READ Saskatoon’s ongoing efforts to build organizational learning capacity to meet literacy needs in Saskatoon.

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2008-03-27

Volunteer Handbook (2007)

The Barrie Literacy Council works with adults in its community to improve their basic reading, writing, and math skills and helps them use these skills in everyday living. This handbook provides Council volunteers with information about the Council, its function and purpose and includes formation about volunteer positions, membership, fund raising, training, as well as a variety of administrative information.

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2008-01-30

Youth Justice Committees in Alberta (2007)

The focus of this paper is on the continuance of Youth Justice Committees (YJCs) under the Youth Criminal Justice Act (YCJA) and their importance and effect on dealing with youth crime in Alberta.

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2007-12-19

Opening Doors (1992)

Thoughts and Experiences of Community Literacy Workers in Alberta

This document is a collection of thoughts and experiences of community literacy workers in Alberta and includes some of the history of the grassroots literacy movement in Alberta.

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2007-08-13

Knowledge Mobilization in Youth Led Groups (2006)

This project will research knowledge mobilization in youth led groups. A tremendous amount of literature exists about the potential of young people as volunteers and the rich contributions that they can make to organizations and more importantly community. The linking of community development and youth development offers tremendous opportunities but is not without its challenges.

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2007-08-03

How to Work with Volunteers (2005)

You can in the Yukon!

Many Yukon organizations including First Nation Governments use volunteers to help in the workplace and at special events in the community. Volunteers are people who have decided to give something back to their community by donating their time and skills. Organizations that use volunteers don't always spend enough time preparing to make their volunteer programs run smoothly.

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2007-07-26

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