Burnaby Immigrant Settlement & Integration Program

Active Volunteer Positions - Language Class Support (LINC) - S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Burnaby Service Center

Volunteer Posting: Language Class Support-Burnaby Service Centre 
The vision of S.U.C.C.E.S.S. is one of a vibrant Canadian society where people thrive and contribute to inclusive communities. We are one of the largest non-profit social service organizations in BC, providing services such as settlement, seniors and housing. S.U.C.C.E.S.S. has evolved into a multicultural, multi-service agency assisting people at all stages of their Canadian experience.
The Immigrant Settlement & Integration Program (ISIP) helps immigrants and their families learn about Canada's systems and services. We offer opportunities for immigrants to develop English language skills, learn about Canada's labour market, develop professional and social networks, and settle into their local B.C. communities. ISIP services are for eligible immigrants, refugees and their families and are free of charge. Our services are offered in many languages. 
Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) programs are free, government-funded English language classes for eligible immigrants and refugees. LINC Instructors use settlement themes to teach reading, writing, listening and speaking skills within the framework of Canadian Language Benchmarks. We are recruiting volunteers to support our LINC Classrooms at our Vancouver Service Centre.
As a Language Class Support volunteer, you will be placed in a classroom to be an assistant to the Language Instructor.

Work Location:

S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Burnaby Service Centre, #200-5172 Kingsway Street, Burnaby, BC  V5H 2E8 

Key Responsibilities:
Supporting a small group in conversation topics
Assist students with the maintenance of portfolios
Sit with student(s) who are struggling in class to
                        - assist students needing support with reading and writing
                        - assist students who may require help using computer and internet
                        - be the student’s partner during pair-work
                        - observe/aid the student when s/he is working with a partner
Time Commitment and Schedule:
Shifts will vary
Classes are held Monday through Thursday in different time slots between 9am to 9 pm
Qualifications Required:
CLB 5 or at the discretion of the Regional Language Lead
Ability to speak a second language is an asset
19 years or older
Must be willing to conduct a criminal record check
Conversational English and ability to follow instructions in English
Teaching experience preferred
Personal Traits/ Qualities Desired:
Able to work in a fast-paced and multilingual environment
Friendly, patient with good listening skills
Passionate or interested in teaching, coaching or tutoring would be an asset
Open-mindedness to other cultures and viewpoints
Orientation and Training Provided:
General orientation to S.U.C.C.E.S.S.
Specific orientation to the volunteer position
Benefits of Volunteering:
Support the work of S.U.C.C.E.S.S. in our mission to empower people on their Canadian journey to achieve their goals through services and advocacy that promote belonging, wellness, and independence 
Gain experience with the LINC program and settlement services
Opportunity to meet people from diverse backgrounds and learn about other cultures
Volunteer reference letter issued upon request after 40 hours of volunteer service
This position will be supervised by a Language Instructor
Application and Screening Process:
To apply for this position- Please click the 'Fill in an Application' button on the right hand side of this page
Selected applicants will be interviewed. Prior to volunteering, applicants must complete a successful interview, a complete Criminal Record Check and complete our Agreements & Acknowledgements
Please Note: We appreciate all applicants, however only selected applicants will be contacted and interviewed 


To apply for this position- Please click the 'Fill in an Application' button on this page