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VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITIES

Upper Credit Humane Society, Erin Ontario
The Education Committee, part of the Upper Credit Humane Society, is looking for a retired elementary teacher, with primary level experience, who would enjoy planning and presenting Ontario Curriculum based lessons about animals, to preschool, kindergarten - grade 4, and community groups such as the Girl Guides. This person would be assisted by 2 other committee members, but the presentation portion is this individual's responsibility. Topics include pet care and animal safety. Both Halton and Wellington schools are included for possible school visits. This person should enjoy interacting with children using games, stories, and concrete materials such as felt boards, to enhance student learning.
If interested, please contact:
David Heimbecker,
Education Coordinator
Upper Credit Humane Society
416-801-5607
david.heimbecker@sympatico.ca
Alzheimer Society of Guelph - Wellington Volunteer Companion Program :
Volunteers are matched with a person who has Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia who is living at home. Companions share weekly recreational and social activities (up to 3 hours/week) while the caregiver takes time for him/herself. Training and orientation for the volunteer is provided.
If you can help, please call Carmen at 519-836-7672.
The Bookshelf Tutoring Program :
The Bookshelf Tutoring Program is now in its second year and has had great success so far. Students are pre-registered from the area high schools and are matched up with a tutor specializing in their subject of need. The program is free of charge. The students and tutors meet for 1 session a week on the second floor of the Bookshelf downtown. Sessions are 3:45 to 4:45 pm Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday until the end of November and then again in January till June. Free pizza and snacks are provided. Attendance is taken. Students meet with the same tutor for the duration of the semester.
If you are interested in tutoring, or if you know a student candidate, please call Prof. Sue Chuang - 519-824-4120 ext. 58389.