Special Projects

English Conversation Group Facilitator - English Conversation Facilitators - Richmond

S.U.C.C.E.S.S. BC Settlement and Integration Services (BCSIS) is looking for up to 2 volunteers to help with its English conversation groups. BCSIS is a settlement service delivered by S.U.C.C.E.S.S. to support temporary residents and naturalized citizens to settle and integrate into the community. English conversation groups will be held to support temporary foreign workers, refugee claimants and immigrants who have now become Canadian citizens but may still be facing language barriers. By removing language barriers, BCSIS clients can integrate better into everyday life.

More information about BC Settlement and Integration Services: www.successbcsis.com

Work Location:

Richmond Public Library - Brighouse Branch

100-7700 Minoru Gate, Richmond, BC V6Y 1R9

Time Commitment and Schedule:

1.5 hours weekly commitment every Tuesday from February 25 until March 31

2 hour volunteer briefing and training within 2 weeks of start date.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Practice English phrases and vocabulary used in everyday settings with a small group of people of diverse cultural backgrounds
  • Facilitate each session according to the lesson plan
  • Encourage equal participation among all participants
  • Take registration and attendance at the beginning of each session and keep paperwork.
  • May work alone or with another co-facilitator

Qualifications Required:

  • Fluent in English (CLB level 9-12)
  • Education related to teaching or adult learning an asset
  • Successful completion of a criminal background check

 Personal Traits/ Qualities Desired:

  • Friendly and reliable
  • Encouraging
  • A non-judgmental listener

Benefits of Volunteering:

  • Support the work of S.U.C.C.E.S.S. in our mission to build bridges, harvest diversity and foster integration through service and advocacy
  • Gain valuable event experience
  • Opportunity to practice group facilitation

Interested Volunteers:

Please fill up the application form. 

Schedule Summary

This activity generally occurs on

  • Tuesday Morning