Be the change. Inspire. Engage. Learn.

We rely on skilled and trained volunteer mentors and tutors to bring our literacy programs to life with our community partners.

Volunteering provides our tutors with experience in the areas of education, social work, psychology, sociology, and most of all, community service. Check out our volunteer testimonals.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer tutor, please contact our office.

Recruitment period
The ELF's Sage Youth programs run from September to June. We recruit from August to May.

Police check
We require a police check and reference checks on every volunteer. Volunteers cannot begin tutoring until both of these requirements have been completed. To obtain a police check, you can visit your local police department, provide them with the necessary identification, and pay the required fee (please keep the receipt, we would be happy to reimburse you for the cost). Generally speaking, the completed police check will be returned to you while you wait or it can be mailed to you.

List of accepted ID for police check:

Valid Driver's Licence
Government/Military Employment Card
Age of Majority Card
Canadian Blood Services Card
Birth Certificate
Hunting Licence
Fishing Licence
Outdoors Card
Indian Status Card

Our straightforward trainings are done one-on-one and in small groups. Training sessions, references, and police checks must be completed prior to volunteering.

Recruitment period Police check Training

"Be the change you want
  to see in the world"

Volunteer as a literacy tutor