March 23, 2021

Volunteer as an Education Assistant in the Northwest Territories!

Location: Various communities in the Northwest Territories, Canada
Length of Placement: 10 Months (Aug 2021 – Jun 2022)
Language Requirements: English
Open to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada only

The Volunteer’s Role

What impact could you have? Have a positive and lasting change in Indigenous communities!

We’re inviting candidates to apply for volunteer positions with schools in the Northwest Territories for the school year 2021-2022.

As an Education Assistant, you will provide your knowledge as an educator, share your experiences about the world, inspire students to learn and pursue further education, and encourage students to believe they can become who they aspire to be!

You will help facilitate the e-learning program for students in grades 4-12 where you will connect your classroom to a network of other classrooms in various schools in the Northwest Territories also facilitated by other Education Assistants like yourself. You will work directly with assigned teachers (including the host teacher), participate in activities both inside and outside the classroom, and be engaged with the community through intercultural events throughout the school year.

If you are a self-motivated individual with an interest in teaching, learning about indigenous cultures, and being involved with the community, then this is the placement for you!

As a volunteer, you will:
  • Work in the school as a tutor, primarily as a Math and/or Science tutor
  • Assist the students during lessons, under the direct supervision of the headteacher
  • Monitor the progress of the students and report back to the classroom teachers
  • Accompany and supervise students during activities in the school gym, labs, libraries, resource centres and on field trips
  • Support fundraising events at the school and community level
  • Help in other capacities (including computer instruction, art, music, sports) depending on your skills, training, and hobbies as well as the needs of the school
Essential Requirements:
  • Completed university degree or college diploma
  • Ability to pass the vulnerable sector police check
  • Must be currently located in Canada
Essential Background:
  • Experience teaching or presenting material to children and youth, particularly students with special needs.
  • Knowledge of Indigenous Peoples in Canada (experience working with Indigenous Peoples is an asset)
  • Strong understanding of working with High School age students
  • Display an understanding of different learning styles
  • Be culturally sensitive and have an openness to learning about different cultures
  • Computer literate and knowledgeable of technology
  • Previous volunteer or work experience either in Canada or in other countries
  • Excellent organizational, communication and interpersonal skills

What’s in it for YOU? A life-changing experience!

Learn more on the Cuso International Website