Volunteer Posting 607

Foundational Literacy Volunteer
Prospect Human Services
Calgary area
2 to 4 hours per week
closes in 25 days (Tue, 22 Feb)

As one of Alberta’s leading not-for-profits, Prospect lives by four words: Break barriers. Employ change. You must share our passion for equity, diversity and inclusivity. 


The Foundational Literacy volunteer is responsible for providing support to clients to become engaged in their communities and the workforce through volunteer placements and activities.  You will be responsible for helping clients define their foundational literacy goals, working towards them on a weekly basis, helping them assess their progress towards their goals to celebrate success with them.
In this extremely rewarding volunteer role you will be responsible for the following:

  • Assist in setting literacy goals with participants based on their area of need for employment, education or personal lives 
  • Coordinate weekly tutoring sessions to work toward goals, identify gaps and create action plans in collaboration with other service providers in Prospect.
  • Assist in tracking and recording participant progress. 
  • Provide training and continually work towards understanding all Prospect's programs for additional client referral.
  • Facilitate one on one/group sessions with learners.

What Does It Take to Do This Role?

  • Some post-secondary education and/or an equivalent combination of education and professional experience (Teaching & Facilitation) will be considered an asset.
  • Basic to Intermediate skill level in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint)
  • Exceptional oral communication, and interpersonal skills including the ability to build relationships and work with participants conducive to their comfort level.
  • Experience working with a diverse demographic an asset.



About Us:


Break Barriers. Employ Change.

Prospect Human Services is dedicated to identifying situations where groups of individuals are facing challenges with full participation, and developing the services and supports necessary to break down those barriers. Our current portfolio provides support to both individuals and employers to fully integrate our community and our workforce.  

Prospect strongly believes in its five brand pillars and is looking for great candidates who share the same beliefs:



Prospect creates change by envisioning the end game and creating the means to realize it. We believe asking “why not?” aids progress. Solutions are created when we think beyond traditional boundaries.



Prospect seeks different perspectives. All parties must be engaged, including for-profit, not-for-profit, funders and government. Only by understanding all points of view can we create inclusive workplaces.



In every facet of our work, our actions show a commitment to professional management and service delivery. Prospect is accountable, ethical and honest.



Prospect approaches every opportunity with enthusiasm. We drive change with energy, optimism and commitment. Anyone who walks through our doors can feel the positive energy.



Prospect is driven to achieve equal access for all to opportunities and resources. We strive to create a fair, healthy and high-performing environment where everyone is respected, encouraged and motivated, and their contributions help Prospect attain its goals.


Further Notes: 

  • The successful candidate must pass a background criminal check and working with vulnerable populations
  • Those with a combination of post-secondary education along with professional experience will be considered

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