Volunteer LIFE Instructors

(The LIFE Institute)

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Position ID: V-OSH1342 Last Modified: 07 Nov 2019 Last Full Update: 07 Nov 2019
Opportunity Details
ContactDenise Smith, Manager, Volunteer Services, The LIFE Institute; Phone: 416-979-5000; Email: d.smith@thelifeinstitute.ca
DutiesShare your knowledge and expertise as a volunteer instructor with older adults * use your expertise, knowledge, passion, on a wide variety of subjects in the Arts, Humanities, Sciences, Technology and Contemporary Issues * develop the course including research, provide reading materials, presentation, and delivery * courses can be delivered in a variety of formats, Lecture with some Q&A, Lecture with some discussion, Discussion (facilitated course), Interactive/hands-on (such as painting, memoir writing, etc.) and courses can include guest speakers. 
To assist volunteers, an Instructor Coaching and Mentoring Program are available, and an Instructor Training Program will be available in the new year (2020) and is free for anyone who wants to become an instructor or improve their present instructor skill sets
More Info Linkwww.thelifeinstitute.ca
ClientsOlder adults
Ages18 year(s) and up
Suitable for OSSDNo
Suitable ForAdults (18+) ; Seniors (55+)
Areas of InterestEducation Support (Tutoring / Instruction)
Skills/ExperienceCommunication & Interpersonal Skills ; Confidentiality ; Creativity ; Customer Service ; Dependability & Trustworthiness ; Friendly & Outgoing ; Leadership ; Listening Skills ; Planning & Organizing ; Positive / Cheerful Demeanor ; Those who have experience running workshops or courses
Commitment LengthMedium Term (4 months to 1 year)
Interaction LevelSmall Group ; Large Group
Dates and TimesMonday: Morning, Afternoon 
Tuesday: Morning, Afternoon 
Wednesday: Morning, Afternoon 
Thursday: Morning, Afternoon 
Friday: Morning, Afternoon 
Saturday: Morning, Afternoon 
Curriculum Committee will work with the volunteer Instructor to confirm times and dates of their course
SeasonsYear Round
LocationOn or near the Ryerson Campus, Toronto
Number of PositionsToronto Downtown 
12 individual(s) needed in total.
TrainingOrientation ; Training is provided
TransportationNear public transit - TTC
Police CheckNot Required
Additional RequirementsInterested instructors are asked to submit a maximum two-paragraph outline of a prospective course and a short bio
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Organization NameThe LIFE Institute

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