Organization Objective

Frontier College is a national literacy organization. We believe literacy is a right. We work with volunteers and community partners to give people the skills and confidence they need to reach their potential and contribute to society.

Low literacy skills are directly linked to poverty, poor health, and high unemployment. Our network of volunteers provides excellent and effective programming to improve literacy in communities across Canada, from coast to coast to coast. We value mutual respect and collaboration in all our relationships.

In order to achieve our mission, we are committed to finding and using innovative ways to reach the people who need us most. Our activities, programs, and services are inclusive of any individual for whom our assistance is welcome and needed.

Volunteer Job(s) and Description

We are currently recruiting new volunteers for our reading circles, homework clubs and one-on-one or group tutoring with adults.

Reading Circles are lead by volunteers for children ages 2-9. Volunteers will typically read stories to a group of children and will following the reading with an activity.

Homework Clubs are led by volunteers for learners typically between the ages 7-16. Homework Club participants meet one-to-one or in small groups with volunteer tutors to read, write, do homework, play word games, and do other activities that supports learning and literacy. Tutors and students meet at least once a week.

For our adult tutoring program, tutors work one-to-one or in small groups to provide literacy and learning support to adults in a variety of settings. These programs may include computer skills, reading, writing, language, numeracy, and essential skills support.

Volunteer Requirements (language, special skills, etc.)

Volunteers must be able to pass a SPVM police check (we provide and file this).

Fluency in English or French.

French is not required.

We are particularly looking for skills in math and French but this is not a requirement.

Time Commitment

Frontier volunteers typically volunteer 1-2 hours per week, for a minimum of 3 months and all go through an initial screening process.

Contact Information For more information, Contact Erin Murray


Phone: 514-528-1001 ex.5
Application Process

First, we ask you to attend one of the information sessions, which will allow you to find out more about our current volunteering opportunities. Below are the upcoming information sessions.

Tuesday, September 12th – 4:30 pm
Wednesday, September 13th – 6 pm
Friday, September 15th – 12 pm
Wednesday, September 20th – 6 pm
Friday, September 22nd – 12 pm

Information sessions are held at 2150 Bishop street, Room 110 (K-Annex on Concordia campus).

Following the information session, we will invite you to come in for an interview and finally participate in a free training, which will provide you with the basic groundwork and some tools to help you in your tutoring. Training date: Saturday, September 30th, 2017


2150 Bishop street, Room 110 (K-Annex on Concordia campus). Please email or call before visiting us.