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We Are Seeking Volunteer Educators for Financial Literacy

We are on the lookout for volunteer educators for Financial Literacy. If you are smart with money, have the time, and enjoy helping others, please consider us for your next volunteering initiative.

Volunteer Program Educator – Financial Literacy Description

Role: Program Educator – Financial Literacy (Group or One-to-One Program Educators)

# of Volunteers Required: 12 volunteers required (6 Group Educators and 6 One-to-One Program Educators)

Start Date: March 2017

End Date: March 2018

Application Closing Date: February 28, 2017

Location: Project Literacy Kelowna Society, 1635 Bertram Street, Kelowna BC

Requirements:

  • Appropriate professional work or education related to money matters
  • Dependability and promptness
  • Adaptability to accept and work with people of various racial, social, religious and economic backgrounds
  • Enthusiasm, patience, flexibility and open-mindedness, and a sense of humour
  • Willingness to try new and creative ways of teaching
  • Respect for confidentiality
  • Criminal Record Check
  • 3 references – combination of character and professional
  • Over 19 years old

Description:

Project Literacy Kelowna Society is working in partnership with the Launch Community Development Foundation to impact the well-being of our community through the offering of various financial literacy programs.

The programs utilize curriculum provided through Momentum (http://www.momentum.org/programs/money).   Each Program Educator working with this program is provided with mandatory training in this curriculum. Training is expected to be delivered in March 2017, successful completion of the training course is required.  In receiving the training each volunteer educator is required to commit to facilitating a minimum of two programs within a two year duration.

Volunteers will be supported by Project Literacy and Launch Kelowna including administrative support, program materials and supplies, screening of applicants to the appropriate programs and advice and guidance when required. To ensure every volunteer is supported in their work, group program educators will work directly with Launch Kelowna while one-to-one program educators will work with Project Literacy. Combined training and information sharing with all program educators will be available.

Educators who volunteer their time with the program are people who are committed to helping learners develop a fuller understanding of financial literacy, thereby enabling the learner to manage their money with confidence.  It is helpful for volunteer educators to have a background in money matters, e.g. banking, finance, credit counselling, but this element is not a necessity.  Individuals who share a concern for seeing learners move forward in their lives with knowledge, confidence and improved habits with money are welcome.  Volunteer educators enjoy success with their learners when they combine compassion, healthy boundaries, and an excitement to teach.

If you are interested in finding out more about this opportunity please contact:

Group Program Educators
Launch Community Development Foundation
Amber Webster Kotak, Program Manager
amberwkotak@gmail.com

One-to-One Program Educators
Project Literacy Kelowna Society
Christine McWillis, Executive Director
christine@projectliteracykelowna.org
250-762-2163