Deaf Literacy Nova Scotia 

Volunteer Tutor Requirements

  • Adult (Deaf, hard of hearing, or hearing)
  • Fluent in ASL/MSL
  • Familiar with Deaf culture
  • Possess good interpersonal skills
  • Able to commit to at least 6 months and 2 hours a week
  • Interview with DLNS Volunteer Coordinator
  • Application form and statement of confidentiality
  • Attendance of an orientation session
  • Completion of the Nova Scotia Department of Education's Tutor Training and Certification course

The Volunteer Coordinator matches Volunteer Tutors with Learners. The Coordinator attends the first meeting between Tutor and Learner. If the match is satisfactory, Tutor and Learner decide where and when to meet. Two one-hour sessions each week are recommended.