Volunteers are the lifeblood of community organizations like Umoja. Get involved with us!

We are always looking for caring, compassionate community members who are willing to lend a hand. If you have 1-3 hours a week to spare, why not think about tutoring a child online or delivering food hampers to families for our Mosaic Food Program? We have multiple ways you can connect to the community and make an important contribution. Email us at volunteer@umojamosaic.org.

 “Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they just have the heart.”

~ Elizabeth Andrew

We are currently accepting applications for:

Learning Support Volunteer/Tutor

Volunteer as a learning partner in one of our community partner programs in Calgary, AB. Choose to work one-on-one or in group settings with children or youth. Work directly with learners on their homework assignments, life skills, and other engaging, inclusive, and fun learning activities. On average, tutors spend 1-3 hours per week volunteering. Programs are located in SE, SW, NE, & NW Calgary. Virtual options may also be available.

– An inclusive, respectful approach to working with learners, that prioritizes the learner’s strengths and goals
– A solution-oriented and flexible attitude, as every session can be different
– No teaching or education experience is necessary – our volunteers come from many different backgrounds and experiences!
– Willingness to commit to a regular tutoring schedule and show up for all sessions

What you’ll receive:

– Gain experience working with communities in alternative learning settings, which can present unique challenges and rewards. You will not only build a relationship with program learners and fellow volunteers, but also with our community partners.
– Receive training focused on student-centered individualized learning and anti-oppression, as well as ongoing support from staff, and engagement with your fellow tutors.
– We can provide a reference after 3 months of volunteering, and you can also be added to our internal email list to receive updates on employment postings.

Part-time hours: 1-3 hours per week
Please note that a Vulnerable Sector Police Check must be completed prior to starting the volunteer position.

For more information, please contact Megan Kimler: megan@umojamosaic.org; Volunteer Specialist at Umoja Community Mosaic