Roots of Empathy Volunteer Instructor

Roots of Empathy Volunteer Instructor
Organization NamePosition TypesDurationGreat ForRegion and Location(s)Ad Online SinceApplication Deadline
Roots of Empathy
  • Community Outreach
  • Teaching / Tutoring
Long term (6 months to 1 year)
  • Youth (over 18)
  • Families (adults with children)
  • Seniors
  • English as a Second Language
  • Ontario - Metro Toronto Area - Toronto
  • Ontario - Metro Toronto Area - Scarborough
  • Ontario - Metro Toronto Area - Etobicoke

Want to be a Roots of Empathy Volunteer Instructor? Join Us!

Our next Toronto training is in October 2019.

Roots of Empathy is a program for elementary school children. Its aim is to increase empathy - the ability to understand how another person feels and to feel with them. The program is proven to reduce aggression and increase caring, sharing, kindness. Roots of Empathy is in multiple countries and has reached almost one million children.

Volunteer Instructors are trained to deliver all aspects of the Roots of Empathy program to children in the classroom. At the heart of the program is a neighbourhood infant and parent who visit the class every three weeks, for the family visit, over the school year. The Roots of Empathy Instructor also visits the week before and the week after each family visit (pre and post visits) to prepare and reinforce teachings using a specialized lesson plan for each visit.

  • Attend a free 4-day training
  • The program is delivered by the Instructor in a local school over 27 classroom visits from October to June
  • All new Instructors are matched with a mentor who will support them in and out of the classroom
  • All candidates are encouraged to apply, however experience with children is an asset

To learn more, please visit and click on Get Involved or contact Lisa Henderson at 416-849-4690 ext. 2225 or