If you have concerns about a child call: 905.333.4441

Virtual Tutor Volunteer

Volunteers are required to ‘virtually’ tutor children and youth in care who are in need of extra help in achieving their full academic potential in all subjects, especially math, English, science and French. The volunteer will assist a child or youth to experience success in learning through a supportive one-to-one relationship using various platforms such as FaceTime, Google Hangouts, etc. The children and youth requiring assistance can range from ages 6 to 18 and all academic levels. Scheduling can be arranged directly with the caregiver and tutor at your mutual convenience.


  • To assist a child or youth to experience success in learning through a supportive one-to-one relationship.
  • To provide the child or youth with basic learning tools and skills.

Time Commitment

  • One or two hours weekly. Times are flexible and will be arranged to accommodate all participants. 

Major Responsibilities

  • Act as a sensitive, caring learning guide, enabling the child or youth to discover their own strengths as a student.
  • Model healthy study skills and positive approaches to school work.
  • Advise the worker and Supervisor of Volunteer Services of any concerns or problems that may arise during tutoring sessions.
  • Adhere to the guidelines of the Society’s Code of Conduct.


  • General knowledge of material to be learned.
  • An interest in, and ability to, relate well to children, youth and families.
  • A Vulnerable Sector Screening.
  • Patience, flexibility and non-judgmental attitude.
  • Experience in teaching is an asset.


  • Gain leadership experience.
  • Increase social and professional network. 
  • Enhance skill set while overseeing a variety of different tasks, activities and experiences.

You are...

  • A team player who possesses leadership qualities.
  • Enthusiastic and energetic.
  • Reliable and punctual.
  • Motivated.
  • Accountable.
  • Outgoing and enjoy meeting new people.
  • Conscientious.

Team Support and Training Provided By...

  • Input from foster parents and worker.
  • Supervisor of Volunteers Services

For more information, Contact

Clara Costa, Supervisor of Volunteer Services

Halton Children's Aid Society

1445 Norjohn Court Unit 1

Burlington, Ontario L7L 0E6

905-333-4441 x0713

email: ccosta@haltoncas.ca