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Virtual English Conversation Circle Volunter

PROGRAM NAME:    Community Connections              

 

POSITION TITLE:        Virtual English Conversation  Circle Volunteer

                                   

SCHEDULE: Weekly,  2 hours per session/ once a week

 

LOCATION: Virtual

 

REPORTS TO:            Lata Aggarwal 

English Virtual Conversation Circle volunteers assist immigrant and refugee newcomers with English practice at weekly online drop-in sessions. Volunteers lead small groups of participants organized according to their English level. Staff send an invite to clients and volunteer on a weekly basis (ensuring privacy by not sharing email information) In most cases, the time commitment is 2 hrs per week (min. 6 months).

Duties:

  • Facilitate an online conversation group of English language learners (normally 3-5 participants)
  •  Commit to a regular volunteer schedule (one class per week)
  •  Have access to a laptop/computer and internet access
  •  Encourage attendees to practice speaking English 
  •  Manage dialogue and keep conversation flowing
  •  Ensure that conversations remain respectful
  •  Share insights into Canadian culture
  •  Attend occasional training sessions 

 

Qualifications:

  • Fluency in English
  •  Knowledge of or willingness to learn about the challenges facing new immigrants/refugees
  •  Willingness and ability to communicate with newcomers who are still learning English
  •  Previous experience interacting with individuals whose first language is not English
  •  Sensitivity to cross-cultural differences
  •  Available to volunteer for 2 hours per week
  •  Previous teaching and/or facilitation experience is an asset

 

This volunteer position is best suited for someone who is:

  • Patient and friendly
  •  An excellent communicator
  •  Open-minded and non-judgmental
  •  Comfortable using the computer 
  •  A native or fluent English speaker
  •  Reliable and committed
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Immigrant Youth Services / SACRO

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Mentor - SACRO

 

Youth Mentor

Youth Mentorship Program - South Asian Community Resource Office

Youth Mentors

This Youth Mentor Program being run by the SACRO is a program where low to moderate risk youth can be referred to engage in extracurricular activities. This program will help them learn how to have a pro-social, positive relationship with a role model through being matched with a screened and trained volunteer mentor. The volunteer schedule is flexible meeting the menter and mentee schedule. 

 

Volunteers need to be 19 years or older, complete a criminal record check and have a valid driver license.

If you can connect with youth and have a strong inter-cultural communication skills, this is the volunteer role for you! 

 REPORTS TO: Ruby Bhatti – Youth Mentor Facilitator

 

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Seniors

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Mobile Senior Outreach Program

Support our Mobile Seniors Outreach Program!

Volunteers are needed to support seniors and elders in our community during the   Covid-19 health crisis.

Volunteers could assist with the following: 

  • Support with online grocery shopping
  • Over-the phone prescription refills / setting up prescription delivery
  • Scheduling / rescheduling appointments
  • Support setting up online banking
  • Appropriate referrals to community service agencies / programs
  • Support with sourcing out transportation services
  • Accessing online informational / educational resources
  • Helping with inventory of basic essentials
  • Assisting with virtual communication apps set-up (Facebook, Skype, etc.) to maintain connection to family & friends
  • Friendly visits, playing games, discussing the news & chatting

As a volunteer you will be connected to a program based on your skills and availability. 

All volunteers must undergo screening, this include a Criminal Record Check and other credential verification depending on the programs.   

Once you have applied a coordinator will connect with you start the screening including access to an on-line criminal record check. 

Please note that we adhere to all health recommendation developed by BC Centre for Disease Control. If you are unwell or have reason to believe you have been exposed to the corona virus, please stay home. We are are a essential service in our community and we are making every effort to keep ourselves and clients healthy. 

Thanks for offering to help! 

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