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Volunteering with Pathways to Education

Volunteer With Pathways to Education:

  • Do you like to work with youth?
  • Are you looking for valuable teaching experience?
  • Would you like to get involved in your community?

KCHC Pathways to Education is a community based program designed to provide education support which helps to reduce the drop-out rate among high school youth in disadvantaged communities. It also helps increase enrolment in post-secondary programs.

Volunteering Opportunities with Pathways to Education
Depending on the type of placement, volunteers have the choice of any week day from Monday - Thursday of the week.

The minimum time commitment is 1.5 hours between 3:00-6:00 pm (or to 8:00pm for recreational programming on Tuesday and Thursdays).

Our after-school programs combine tutoring and mentoring activities, and are flexible based on students’ needs and interests. As a volunteer in our program, we expect that you will:

  • Commit to one evening per week for 1.5-3 hours to work with students in small groups or one-on-one;
  • Be open to building long-term relationships with students;
  • Specialize in at least one high school subject (e.g. Math, Sciences, English, French, Social Sciences);
  • Share a skill, ability or interest with our students, either formally (e.g. leading a music group) or informally (e.g. in conversation)
  • Be able to work with students of various abilities and lived experiences
  • Be self-aware, flexible, open-minded and non-judgmental
  • Work with Pathways staff to support students in the way(s) that suit them best
  • Be willing to engage in additional training as your schedule allows
  • Create a safe, anti-oppressive space for students, staff and your fellow volunteers

For more information on volunteering with our program, please contact
Ellyn Clost-Lambert at 613.507.7107 ext. 2119 or