Volunteer Information

Thank you for offering to be a volunteer with Teachers on Wheels. Here is some information about our program and the literacy/illiteracy issue. If you have any questions, please call us.

If you are interested in being a tutor, please return the enclosed application form. We will send you a letter announcing our next tutor training session. There are many opportunities for volunteering here and we would be happy to discuss them with you.


1. Tutor Training

  • one, six-hour training session
  • follow-up sessions throughout the year
  • individual assistance to tutors on an on-going basis


  • to introduce the issue of literacy in St. John’s
  • to help tutors understand the role illiteracy plays in the lives of learners
  • to give an understanding of our basic philosophy
  • to give tutors the chance to ask questions, clarify thoughts and decide about making a commitment to Teachers on Wheels

2. Learner-Tutor Pair

  • 3 hours a week
  • learner and tutor agree on time and place
  • learning plans are developed between student and tutor with ongoing support and review

3. Commitment To Teachers on Wheels

  • tutors are required to make a minimum commitment of 6 months

4. Tutor Workshops

  • scheduled on an as-needed basis.
  • to keep in touch with Teachers on Wheels
  • to share ideas, problem solve, and develop creative and functional materials

5. Certificate of Conduct

  • A clear certificate of conduct from the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary will be required. It is not necessary to obtain this certificate in advance of tutor training.


Contact Us

50 Pippy Place, Unit 1B
P.O. Box 8455, Station A
St. John's, Newfoundland
A1B 3N9

Tel: 709-738-3975
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