VOLUNTEER – Literacy Tutor

Job title: VOLUNTEER – Literacy Tutor

Company: City of Ontario

Job description: The Position

Literacy Tutor Volunteer – Ontario City Library

Do you have a passion for reading? Do you enjoy teaching others? Or are you looking for a way to make a difference in your community? Join the Ontario City Library as a Literacy Tutor Volunteer and help patrons gain valuable reading skills. We would like someone who can come 1-2 times per week, in the mornings, afternoons, evenings or weekends. As a Library volunteer you will have an opportunity to interact with City Staff and the public while assisting with a variety of projects and programs.

The ideal volunteer will be able to volunteer their personal time during the library’s normal business hours at either the Ovitt Family Community Library at 215 East C Street (Downtown) or the Lewis Family Branch Library at 3850 East Riverside Drive (a joint use facility with Colony High School). For additional information regarding the Library, including operating hours, please refer to their .

Volunteers Make a Difference

Thank you for your interest in making a positive contribution to the City of Ontario. Volunteers are an invaluable community resource that provide a broad source on expertise, talent and manpower for City programs and other services. Every minute volunteered allows the City to better serve our residents. We could not do what we do without the hundreds of dedicated volunteers already serving the City of Ontario. Each year we recognize one outstanding volunteer on our Volunteer Walk of Fame next to City Hall.

The Ontario City Library

Volunteering at Ontario City Library will help to strengthen our community through shared knowledge and experience and by fostering a sense of exploration and fun that promotes a well-rounded community. The Ontario City Library is your communities’ place to connect with each other and the world. It is a place where local residents are inspired by the library’s materials, innovative programs and services, and are delighted by the Library staff’s commitment to the community. For additional information regarding the Library, including operating hours, please refer to their . If you have what it “makes”, please call (909) 395-2004.
This is a volunteer position with the City of Ontario. The City provides no compensation for the services performed by volunteers. Volunteers are not entitled to any benefits from the City, including but not limited to Worker’s Compensation benefits. The City of Ontario Library is unable to assist individuals seeking placement for mandatory community service.

The City of Ontario

The City of Ontario is a dynamic leading community in the Inland Empire with a variety of full-time and part-time employment and volunteer opportunities. Ontario enjoys the reputation of being a progressive city which provides solid leadership to its citizens and to the business community. The City provides a full range of services to the community including: Police, Fire, Administrative Services, Community Life & Culture, Community Development, Public Works and the Ontario Municipal Utilities Company. The City’s team is staffed with approximately 1,100 full-time and 200 part-time diverse and talented employees who work to support a common goal of providing excellent service to the community.
We invite you to learn more about the City of Ontario by reviewing the City’s website. A few useful links are also listed below:

(Core Values for City of Ontario employees)

(Information about City of Ontario employee benefit plans)

(The City’s Comprehensive Business Plan for Development)

Examples of Essential Functions


The essential functions typically performed by the Literacy Tutor Volunteer include the following:

  • Teach adult patrons reading skills.
  • Adhere to City of Ontario / Ontario City Library policies and procedures.
  • Maintain the confidentially of library customer’s personal information.
  • Maintain contact with Library Staff regarding needs, concerns, questions, etc.

Qualification Guidelines


Volunteers must be 18 years of age or older.

Supplemental Information


This is a volunteer (unpaid) position with the City of Ontario. As such, the City of Ontario’s General Process for employment does not apply to this position. All volunteers are required to pass a criminal background check. Criminal arrest and/or conviction information as well as subsequent arrest notifications will be obtained from the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and/or Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

Application Process

If this is your first time applying for a position using Ontario’s Online Hiring Center, you will need to create an account by creating a Username and Password. After your account has been created, you can build your volunteer application by clicking on the “Build Job Application” link. Your application will be saved online and can be used to apply for other volunteer or employment opportunities with the City of Ontario.

Email Notices

Email is the primary way that the Human Resources or Hiring Department will communicate with you. Please check your email account (including the SPAM folder) on a regular basis for any emails related to the application or selection process. Emails from the City of Ontario will come from “@ontarioca.gov” or “governmentjobs.com.” If you change your email address after submitting your application please visit governmentjobs.com and update your profile.


All applications received by the filing deadline will be screened. Those candidates determined to be the best qualified on the basis of experience, training and education, as submitted, will be invited to continue in the selection process.

  • Candidates who successfully complete all phases of the selection process will be placed on an eligibility list. Current and future vacancies will be filled from this list. Lists typically last for 12 months but may be extended or abolished based upon the needs of the City.
  • The City encourages applications from qualified individuals with disabilities as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Fair Employment and Housing Act. Individuals who require a reasonable accommodation to participate in any phase of the selection process must make such a request during the application process. Applicants with disabilities that affect sensory, manual, or speaking skills may be provided with a test in a format that does not require the use of the impaired skill. Persons requesting reasonable accommodation will be required to provide documentation of such a need.
  • All potential employees are required to pass a fingerprint review and a pre-employment physical examination prior to appointment.
  • The City supports a Drug-Free Workplace. The pre-employment physical may include a drug screen.
  • Successful candidates shall be required to complete a verification form designated by the Department of Homeland Security United States Citizenship and Immigration Services that certifies eligibility for employment in the United States of America.
  • All City employees are required to sign a loyalty oath in accordance with California Government Code Section 3100.
  • The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute a contract expressed or implied and any provisions contained in this bulletin may be modified or revoked without notice.
  • If applicable, official college transcripts may be required prior to receiving an offer of employment.

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Location: Ontario, CA

Job date: Sun, 18 Apr 2021 23:29:29 GMT

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