Volunteer and Employment Opportunities



A family in North Vancouver is seeking a tutor for for their 12 year old son, currently in grade 7, who suffered a stroke 18 months ago and is having some challenges decoding and spelling long/complex words. General reading and math have been recovering and are approaching baseline, but there are lingering issues related to decoding and spelling long and unfamiliar words (usually more than 3 syllables).  You will be working in the home in collaboration with an LAC teacher.  This is a paid position (amount dependent on experience).  If you are interested, please contact Rod Gray at 604-692-2555 or rod@creativeathome.com for further details.



Student in Linguistics or Speech Sciences needed to work with a six-year-old boy, who lives in Burnaby, not far from Boundary Rd.  The position would essentially be to “tutor” him in phonological and phonemic awareness and general reading readiness skills, and the goals and program would be supervised by a registered SLP in private practice.  Time spent directly with the child would be approximately one hour once or twice a week, and prep time would be at the student’s discretion.
 Interested students can send applications to Levonne (parent), at: levonneabshire@icloud.com
Learning Buddies Network, founded by paediatrician Dr. Alisa Lipson, is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping struggling young children from inner-city elementary schools develop essential literacy and numeracy. Matching them with older positive role models, like you, help provide an opportunity for these struggling students to improve their self-esteem and allow them to believe, despite challenges they have faced, that they can succeed when someone is there to believe in them!
Our reading and math tutoring programmes run once a week, after school, at elementary schools across Metro Vancouver. By volunteering with LBN, volunteers take on significant responsibilities and develop leadership, communication and organization skills. You will have the opportunity to work directly with one child and develop a supportive mentoring relationship that will help foster building their learning skills, self-esteem and a positive attitude. If you are a university student looking for a meaningful volunteer experience, we are looking for you to join us! For programme details and to apply, please visit http://learningbuddiesnetwork.com/?p=87. We accept applicants on a rolling basis and our spots fill up quickly so please apply early to maximize your chances of getting into the programme of your choice!

New Vista Care Home in South Burnaby is seeking volunteers for a variety of roles working directly with elders with dementia, stroke, and other conditions relevant to rehabilitation sciences. Please email Margaret Hansen, margareth@newvista.bc.ca to apply.



A local non-profit that serves stroke survivors and others who are in need of communication opportunities is looking for student volunteers. Hours available would be Wed or Fri 10:30-1:30 or Wed 1-3. (Volunteer one hour or more per week). For more information, please contact:  Marilyn Piticco Executive Director/Program Facilitator at marilynpiticco@gmail.com


Paul’s Club

Paul’s Club is a social and recreational day program in Vancouver (111 Robson Street) that has been developed to cater to the specific needs of those living with Early Onset Dementia. Diagnosis or symptoms prior to age 65.

Paul’s Club is open three days per week Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10 am to 4pm. Membership is limited to 15 members per day. We would be delighted if any undergraduate is interested in volunteering at Paul’s Club for any period of time and on any day. We do require a Criminal Record Check and are happy to provide a brief orientation.

Please call Nita Levy (Executive Director) 778 558 1894.



The Reading Foundation is a private clinic in Kitsilano that specializes in the assessment and
treatment of learning difficulties through intensive remediation. Our research-based programs
address not only reading, but also spelling, writing, comprehension, and math. The services that
we provide are more akin to educational therapy than traditional tutoring. The Reading
Foundation has a diverse client base, ranging in age and ability.
We are seeking dedicated, conscientious individuals to work as educational clinicians.
This is an ideal position for those looking to positively affect the lives of students through
Clinicians are responsible for:
 Instructing students one-on-one in all remediation programs
 Carefully following student’s individual programs as set by Team Leader
 Communicating observations about students to Team Leader on a weekly basis
 Contributing to an empowering and collegial environment
Full-time positions are currently available.
Successful candidates will have:
 Backgrounds in linguistics, education, or psychology
 The ability to establish rapport quickly, and with people of all ages
 A patient manner and adaptable nature
 Willingness to self-reflect on their practices
 Available for intensive training upon hiring
To apply:
Submit a resume and cover letter via email by Tuesday, September 5th, 2017.
Attention: E. Kennedy
Please, no phone calls. Due to the volume of applicants, only those selected will be contacted.
Thank you, in advance, for your interest!


Behaviour Interventionist Wanted

Two 2 hr sessions per week (any weekdays except Tuesday).
Start Date: middle of September.
compensation: $14-20/hr depending on experience.
employment type: part-time
We are looking for a reliable, preferably experienced (but willing to train someone with a great disposition and attitude) to fill a part-time Behaviour Interventionist role with our son who will be 9 years old in August, and has an Autism diagnosis.
During your sessions, you will be helping our son by engaging in fun activities that develop a variety of skills, such as communication, emotion regulation, social skills, play skills, and academic development.
We are located close to Kensington Community Centre on East 36th Ave near Dumfries, just east of Knight street.
– Energetic and enthusiastic; strong play skills
– Extremely proficient in English
– Reliable and Punctual
– Background in related field is an asset (e.g. psychology, education, speech and language pathology, occupational therapy)
– Experience/ and or aptitude for working with children and/or children with autism
– Preferably at least 19 years of age, but will consider a younger, very mature person.
– Clear criminal record check completed within last 12 months
– Minimum 1 year commitment
Our son is gentle, kind, verbal, capable of doing self-care tasks.
Please respond with your resume and your availability to:  Joelle Lazar at joelle@centrepointpsych.com