Frontier College

Education & Literacy - Saint John, NB
Member For 3 years
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Address Saint John, NB

Frontier College

About Frontier College:

Frontier College is a national charitable literacy organization founded in 1899. We believe that literacy is a right and has the power to change lives. We work with schools, community-based organizations and volunteers across Canada to provide free (in person and online) literacy support for children, youth, and adults, to help them succeed in school and in life. We aim to serve the most vulnerable to low literacy skills who may not otherwise have access to the literacy support that they need. Our volunteer tutors tell us that they become more confident by gaining skills and experience through serving as a volunteer tutor; that they experience a sense of purpose when their efforts have helped learners progress and succeed; and that volunteering with Frontier College has helped them get into competitive school programs and successfully find a job.

Our Mission:

We believe that literacy is a fundamental right. Frontier College provides access to this right by reaching people across Canada, responding to their learning needs and encouraging lifelong learning.

How You Can Support Us:

Frontier college is looking for 20 volunteer tutors to help deliver our fall literacy programs in Saint John. Using a device and the lessons created by the team at Elementary Literacy, volunteers will work with grades 1-3 students in seven priority schools in Saint John during the 2020-2021 school year to help them succeed in learning to read. If you are looking for a rewarding experience through enriching the lives of others, this will be a great opportunity for you. Although you do not need experience as a tutor, you need to be open to a variety of people and experiences; have English oral and reading skills; be enthusiastic and patient; and be at least 16 years old. To our volunteers, we provide an orientation/training, ongoing support, references, and a certificate of recognition. If you are interested in volunteering and supporting children in developing their literacy skills, please contact Stephanie Elliott at

Causes Supported:

Children & Youth Education & Literacy Immigrants & Refugees People with Disabilities Children & Youth Education & Literacy Immigrants & Refugees People with Disabilities