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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

 

Youth Buddy

Youth Buddy - Youth Peer Tutor

The Newcomer Youth Peer Tutor attends our after school programming and assists immigrant and refugee youth aged 12-24 with their homework, English language learning, and recreation activities. The Peer Tutor would be helping with middle school, high school, or university level assignments. There is especially a need for science and math tutors at the middle and high school level, and essay writing support at the university level. Ability to speak a language other than English is an asset, but not required, especially Arabic, Punjabi, or Spanish. 

Tutors need to be available Monday-Friday 3:00- 5:00 pm, a minimum commitment of once a week for 1 year. All volunteers must complete a criminal record check. 

If you want to work with youth and willing to share your knowledge and skills this is the role for you!

 

REPORTS TO:      Ruby Bhatti  

 

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Youth Services

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Mentorship Project

Become a mentor and spend 2 hrs a week with a youth (ages 12-18) one-on-one in a consistent, healthy and supportive relationship. Mentors meet once a week with their mentee for various recreational, community and social activities (such as mini golfing, coffee, skating, baking etc). The purpose is to provide a vulnerable youth with a positive role model and friend to experience fun, safe and healthy activities and to have someone to talk to.

  • All volunteers undergo screening including a Criminal Record Check
  • Mentors should be 19 years or older
  • having a vehicle would be an asset.
  • A minimum commitment of one year 

Gain meaningful experience, inspire and be inspired.

If you are interested in becoming a mentor please email yrcmentorship@archway.ca

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