Classroom Volunteer

Classroom volunteers come into our classes to support clients who need extra help.

About the Program

Classroom volunteers support instructors in the classroom. Our need for volunteers is greatest in our Literacy program, although occasionally, we get requests for other low-level classes. We assign volunteers based on requests from instructors. Classroom volunteers attend a Literacy-specific orientation before they are eligible to be assigned to the classroom.

As a classroom volunteer, you will:

  • Support the instructor with materials they provide
  • Work with one or two clients who have similar needs
  • Help clients practice letter formation, counting, and reading
  • Act out role plays with the instructor to model speaking activities
  • Support the clients with their learning strategies
  • Show respect to clients and recognize their life-long skills and successes.

Note: There is often a waiting list for this volunteer position; we often put a hold on accepting new volunteers.


Time Committment

Minimum of 1 consistent class per week / Classes are offered in morning and early afternoon sessions.

Class times are: 9:00-11:30am, 12:30-3:00pm


Canadian Language Benchmark 4 or higher (written and spoken)

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Become a Volunteer

Volunteers help us create healthier, welcoming, and more inclusive communities. Without our volunteers, we could not effectively deliver many of our programs and services. As a volunteer, you will receive orientation, training, and support from us while we together build a community where all can belong and grow.

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ISANS Mumford 

Phone: 902-423-3607
Toll free in Nova Scotia: 1-866-431-6472
Fax: 902-423-3154

ISANS Joe Howe

Phone: 902-406-7794

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