Volunteering at a learning centre may lead to paid work.
by Jing Zhao
Little Maple Tree is an after-school learning centre for young children to read and share books. It is run by a Chinese immigrant family. They create an environment for children to learn skills, such as traditional Chinese art, chess, Wing Chun (Chinese martial art), and French.
The owners, Tina and Jun Jiang, arrived on PEI through the PNP program in 2014. Six months later, they started their business.
Little Maple Tree is like a small library. More than 1,500 books are provided for children to read after school. Tina wants to build an atmosphere for children to share their reading experience and make friends at the same time. Children can buy a membership card to borrow books and read at home.
There are also many interesting after-school classes, such as chess, guitar, French, and Wing Chun classes for both children and adults.
In the future, Tina wants to build a learning environment for whoever is interested in studying Chinese, and to offer more interesting after-school classes.
On April 29, Little Maple Tree will hold a children’s fundraising yard sale. Coordinators and volunteers are needed to help with the sale:
- Two Event Coordinators are needed to work for a few days to organize the yard sale.There is a possibility to extend employment after the sale, depending on the performance of the employees.
- One Marketing Specialist is needed to work more than two hours every day. Employee should have the experience in organizing children’s activities and online advertising, such as Facebook and WeChat. He or she will explore new courses and recruit new students.
- Three On-site Event Supporters
Tina will provide a volunteer certificate and a reference letter after the children’s yard sale.
Skills and education required:
- Ability to work independently
- Organized, with strong attention to detail
- Bilingualism – familiar with both English and Mandarin“These positions are ideal for high school or university students,” says Tina.
Throughout the year, there may be more employment opportunities for teachers for the many courses offered.
How to apply:
Or drop off your resumé to the Little Maple Tree at 315B University Ave. from 2:30 pm to 7:30 pm or call 902-388-7180 or 902-218-5018.
For more information, find them on Facebook, click here.