"You have no idea the impact you have had on my child. It’s given him something to look forward each week, you are phenomenal with him and it’s given us a much needed break as well."
Q: How are volunteers paired with buddies?
A: Depending on which program the volunteer and buddy sign up for, the likes and interests of each volunteer are matched with a buddy with similar likes and interests. If the buddy requests academic tutoring in a specific area, we will match them with a volunteer that excels in that specific area.
Q: Are volunteers background checked?
A: In addition to our rigorous application and recruitment process, every volunteer above the age of 18 is required to submit a vulnerable sector background check from their local police station to ensure they are cleared to work with elders, children, and people with disabilities.
Q: How are volunteers selected?
A: Every volunteer goes through a rigorous selection process in which they first complete a thorough written application, and if accepted, are invited to a one-on-one interview with our volunteer recruitment team. Volunteers who sign up to join our academic mentorship and tutoring program must undergo training and provide us a copy of their most recent academic transcript and maintain a minimum average of an A.