Homework Club: Learning Mentor


Empower youth to pursue their education with confidence. 

The SFU Surrey–TD Community Engagement Centre and Pacific Community Resources Society (PCRS) Newton Youth Hub are looking for people who want to help youth thrive in their educational endeavors and increase their confidence to realize their full potential. 

The PCRS Newton Youth Hub is a welcoming space for youth to access cutting-edge programs that contribute towards the development of a healthy, safe and supportive community. Through the Hub, youth can access alternative education, alcohol and drug programs, youth justice services, family and youth support programs and more. A key service through the Hub includes a Homework Club, where youth (grade 7-12) can get support with their studies, and build healthy relationships with other youth, staff and volunteer mentors.  


Every Wednesday

4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

2.5 hrs/week


Newton Youth Hub 

#114 13479 76 Avenue, Surrey

Your role:

As a volunteer, you will provide tutoring and mentoring to Surrey youth who face systemic barriers to educational success. We are looking for individuals who are excited by the opportunity to support youth in their high school studies, and to help increase their confidence in their ability to succeed academically. 

In this role, you will gain experience:

  • Providing effective tutoring support to students in grades 7-12 in at least one core subject (Math, English, Science, Social Studies).
  • Productively engaging in conversation with learners, using a strength-based model to determine academic support needs.
  • Adapting tutoring strategies to respond appropriately to different learner needs.
  • Working collaboratively with program staff to support youth learning needs.
  • Facilitating a safe and inclusive environment for all learners.
  • Demonstrating effective mentoring techniques such as active listening, coaching, advising, and providing feedback when working with youth.

Other benefits:

  • Experience the impact of engaging in a meaningful, community-based program.
  • Gain valuable work experience and opportunity to use your unique skills.
  • Gain co-curricular record credit.
  • Meet awesome new people and have fun!

This opportunity is recognized on the Co-Curricular Record (CCR)! The CCR is an official university document that tracks your co-curricular involvement at SFU. Learn more about the Co-Curricular Record at www.sfu.ca/students/get-involved/recognition/co-curricular-record.

Program Logistics:

  • Sessions take place every Wednesdays
  • Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Location: Newton Youth Hub located at #114 13479 76 Avenue, Surrey

This program will run from May 8th to June 26th, 2024. 

 Volunteer Orientation:

  • Wednesday, May 1st 
  • From 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm 
  • At the Newton Youth Hub (#114 13479 76 Ave, Surrey)


Please note, students from other universities & colleges may apply, but priority is given to current SFU students (undergraduate, graduate, or continuing studies) and SFU alumni.

To thrive in this role, you should:

  • Be comfortable supporting and tutoring youth in high school curriculum and academic subject matter;

  • Have the ability to take initiative, be proactive and independently determine what needs to be done and do it before being asked to;

  • Be friendly, welcoming, and nonjudgmental;

  • Be accepting and open to working with youth from a variety of backgrounds and experiences; 

  • Respect and value the diversity of communities and individuals;

  • Be punctual, communicative, and responsive;

  • Must obtain and provide a valid Criminal Record Check.


If you are interested in this opportunity, please click the 'Apply Now' button below and submit your initial expression of interest.

You will then receive an email from SurveyMonkey containing our application form which must be completed as soon as possible. Once you have submitted this application, your information will be sent to PCRS for the next steps.

Deadline: Monday, April 29th | 11:59 PM

Please note: If the required number of volunteers for this opportunity is reached before the above deadline, this posting may be taken down.



Collection Notice: The information collected as part of the application process is under the authority of the University Act (R.S.B.C. 1996, c.468). It is related directly to and needed by the University to administer the volunteer program through the SFU Surrey – TD Community Engagement Centre. The information will be used to screen volunteer applicants, refer applicants to opportunities of interest, and update applicants with information related to volunteer opportunities. If you have any questions about the collection and use of this information please contact Associate Director, Partnerships and Programs, 250-13450 102 Avenue, Surrey BC, V3T 0A3, 778-782-8082. 

Ready to learn about volunteering with the community as an SFU ambassador? Join the Community Engagement Volunteer Training Program.

Learn more

This opportunity is recognized on the Co-Curricular Record (CCR), an official university document that tracks your co-curricular involvement at SFU. Learn more about the Co-Curricular Record at www.sfu.ca/students/get-involved/recognition/co-curricular-record.