Volunteer Job Board

Volunteering can be a great way to gain valuable experience in the field of Language Training, connect with peers and make new contacts, gain professional development credits for TESL Ontario Accredited Membership Renewal or to simply give back to your community.


VHA Home HealthCare
Position: In-Home ESL Tutor/Teacher Volunteer
Location: Toronto, Canada

Volunteers help newcomer clients—who can’t access ESL classes because of child care needs—learn English. You’ll assist parents to read, write and practice conversational English they need to access resources, educational programs and employment opportunities. You’ll visit the parents in their homes.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Mentor parent to improve their knowledge of English conversational skills
  • Identify learning needs and provide support under the guidance of staff
  • Help client develop self-confidence speaking and listening to English
  • Research relevant topics of interest to promote learning and life skills
  • Prepare topics to widen client’s knowledge of community resources and opportunities
  • Plan, organize and prepare weekly lesson plans
  • Provide feedback and guidance on language development
  • Submit weekly log
  • Attend monthly volunteer education/training


TIME COMMITMENT

  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday (9am-5pm)
  • Minimum 2 hours a week or more if available
  • 6 month commitment or 24 tutoring sessions
  • Mandatory training session totaling 6 hours

Must be 18 years +.  Training provided

How to Apply:
Interested applicants should send a resume by email to Dawn Ashford,  Volunteer Coordinator at dashford@vha.ca.

 

Posted August 2, 2018


Salvation Army Toronto Harbour Light
Position: Volunteer ESL Instructor
Location: Toronto, Ontario

ESL teachers needed - All levels for September 2018

In our ESL Instructor volunteer program, volunteer instructors teach our morning ESL classes  here at The Salvation Army Toronto Harbour Light Ministries at 160 Jarvis St. We have classes Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Level 1-2, 3-4, and 5-6 (Canadian Language Benchmarks).

Two instructors take turns teaching a level, for example, one will do Mon/Wed the other Tues/Thurs. They collaborate on the curriculum under the supervision of our ESL Program Coordinator.

We require that our instructors have TESL training or the equivalent experience instructing adults. Reliability, patience and friendliness are a must.

You will possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

We also ask for two references and a police check.

Time commitment:
Monday and Wednesdays- 9:00 a.m.to 12:00 p.m.
Tuesdays and Thursdays- 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Skills and Experience:  Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and some TESL training

Benefits to Volunteer:  Develops teaching skills, work experience with Immigrant & Refugees


Mission, Vision and Values
The Salvation Army as an international Christian church, exists to share the love of Jesus Christ, meet human needs, and be a transforming influence in the communities of our world.

There are three core values of our faith – Salvation, Holiness, and Intimacy with God.

Rooted in these three values are the seven core operational values which guide all aspects of The Salvation Army in Canada and Bermuda.

  • Compassion: We reach out to others and care for them.
  • Respect: We promote the dignity of all persons.
  • Excellence: We strive to be the best at what we do and a model for others to emulate.
  • Integrity: We are honest, trustworthy, and accountable.
  • Relevance: We are committed to the pursuit of innovation and effectiveness.
  • Co-operation: We encourage and foster teamwork and partnerships.
  • Celebration: We give thanks by marking milestones and successes.


The Mission Statement of Toronto Harbour Light Ministries and Homestead Addiction Services
Toronto Harbour Light Ministries and Homestead Addiction Services is a place of new beginnings, that builds community through faith, health, dignity and hope.

How to Apply:
Interested applicants should send a resume by email to Julie Springer, Volunteer Services & Special Events Coordinator at volunteer@harbourlight.org. Include in your subject line: ESL Instructor.

 

Posted August 1, 2018


Fu Hui Education Foundation
Position: Skype English Summer Camp Volunteers
Location: Online using Skype

Fu Hui Education Foundation is planning to run a very unique English Summer Camp Program for the sixth time – from July 15th to July 28th this year (2018). This camp will be held for over 100 Fu Hui  sponsored students at the Hui Li National Middle School in Sichuan.

We are looking for volunteers who are:

  • Patient, friendly and willing to work with students; and
  • Proficient English speakers, with good pronunciation, listening and grammar skills.


We will be interacting with the students remotely using the Skype video conferencing feature. The students in China will have access to laptops and network connections during these sessions.  To work effectively with the students, each volunteer must have the latest version of SKYPE installed and functional on their own computer, together with a webcam and a microphone.  

Please click here for further information about the camp. 

If you are interested in helping as a Skype volunteer, please click here to register and provide the following information before July 6, 2018:

  1. Your Name and Email Address
  2. Your relevant skills and experience
  3. Your Skype ID and a contact phone #
  4. Your availability

If you have any questions please email us at: summer.camp@fuhuieducation.org.

Posted May 30, 2018


TESL Ontario
Position: Private Sector Committee Members

Overview

The vision for the TESL Ontario Private Sector Committee is to establish an engaged, participatory private sector community that promotes professional development and practice within the TESL Ontario structure. The committee works to develop a coherent voice and locus for ESL educators working in private post-secondary institutions. TESL Ontario is therefore seeking passionate, experienced professionals from the private sector as committee members. You can find out more about the committee and its current members here.

Responsibilities

Posts are 2 years in length from AGM to AGM with a potential further 2-year term. Committee members are expected to attend face-to-face and/or online meetings (5-6 per year). They will assist the committee chair with projects in support of the committee’s vision, mission and strategic goals. Committee members can anticipate an email-based workload of 3-5 hours per month.

Qualifications

  • Recognized teaching qualification according to Languages Canada standards
  • Minimum of 3 years of teaching experience and a further 2 years in a supervisory, administrative or teacher-training role in the private language education sector 

  • Current TESL Ontario member (accredited or standard membership)
  • Broad understanding of the private language education sector and issues affecting its educators
  • Strong teamwork skills and communication skills 

  • Strong organizational and time management skills 

  • Experience in teacher training and development 

  • Demonstrated commitment to professional development 

  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and multiculturalism 

  • Highly-motivated and enthusiastic 



How to Apply

Click here to complete the online application form. Please note you will be required to upload current copy of your resume.

The application deadline is: Friday, June 15.

Posted May 25, 2018


English Funcast
Position: Contributing Blog Content Writer
Location: Online

English Funcast www.englishfucnast.com is looking for an contributing writers to  write great content. The oppertunity involves writing high-quality, original website, article, blog and help content centered around learning English.

Responsibilities of this writing and editing position would include writing for:

  • Create Top 10 lists
  • Grammar based articles
  • English learning motivational posts
  • ESL based content


If interested, please send your resume and a short cover letter to Ron Geisler, Director at ronengeisler@gmail.com.

Posted April 18, 2018


TESL Ontario

Position: Twitter Account Manager

Location: Online

TESL Ontario is looking for one volunteer to join the Social Content Committee as the Twitter Account Manager.

Requirements & Time Commitment

  • Current TESL Ontario member
  • Ability to commit to a minimum two-year term
  • Access to a computer with internet capabilities
  • Comfortable with technology
  • Experience using Twitter
  • Solid understanding of social media tools
  • Attend conference calls and/or meetings approximately 1 hour in length (3 - 4 meetings per year)
  • Approximately 6 - 8 hours per month
  • Ability to work collaboratively and respectfully within a large team environment


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manages and maintains the TESL Ontario Twitter account. 
  • Tweeting TESL Ontario news, ESL related resources, retweeting items of interest, managing direct messages and responding to twitter communications
  • Tweeting for the TESL Ontario annual conference
  • Participate in committee meetings and provide input on various committee projects and topics of discussion
  • Collaborate with other committee team members to provide a coordinated social media effort

What's in it for you?

  • Receive professional development hours that cover the requirements for renewal of accredited membership
  • Admission to the TESL Ontario annual conference
  • Gain experience in social media management, project administration and working within a team environment
  • Be a part of the TESL Ontario committee that is responsible for TESL Ontario's booming online community
  • Expand your personal network of peers
  • Excellent experience for your resume


Application Deadline is March 26, 2018. Interested applicants must fill out the online application form, please note that you will be required to attach a resumé.

TESL Ontario welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.
 
Click here to apply for the volunteer position.

Posted February 23, 2018


Cuso International

Position(s): English Trainer - Volunteer in Laos

Location: Lamam district, Laos

Start Date Apr - Junr 2018 (flexible)

Length of Placement 12 Months

The Volunteer’s Role

Cuso International is seeking an enthusiastic English trainer to support the professional development of government staff at the Sekong – Province Agriculture and Forestry Office (PAFO), Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry. Through daily classes, you will be helping a group of approximately 30 staff to learn key English-language skills in speaking, reading, listening and writing. You will be able to use your creativity to engage students via a wide range of teaching techniques, including video/audio presentations, practical exercises and more. As a result of your work, the participating staff members will gain confidence in their ability to use English within the workplace, including interaction with external stakeholders, as well as in their personal lives.

Note that the start dates of this placement can be flexible, depending on the needs of the volunteer and the needs of the partner organization.

As a volunteer, you will:

  • Develop assessment and monitoring tools to assess English-language proficiency
  • Develop teaching modules to increase English skills of students
  • Undertake continuous assessment of classroom techniques to ensure quality learning
  • Conduct initial English level assessments for the participants’ English Language Proficiency, and adapt/create teaching topics, courses and resources accordingly.
  • Develop and deliver basic and intermediate English Language Trainings for PAFO Staff to develop their speaking, reading, listening and writing skills
  • Establish indicators to measure writing, reading and speaking skills, and conduct ongoing monitoring and evaluation activities, including development of a final report
  • Integrated Gender Equality, people with disability and HIV/AID in English conversation topics.

Essential Academic Qualifications:

  • Post-secondary training in education or English-language teaching or related field.

Essential Professional Background:

  • Experience in teaching English as a second language.
  • Experience in developing lesson plans.
  • Experience with mentoring, tutoring and supporting skills acquisition.

Support Package

  • Modest monthly living allowance (varies depending country)
  • Accommodation while in placement
  • Return airfare and visa/work permit costs
  • Cost of required vaccinations, antimalarial medication and health insurance
  • Pre-departure training and in-country orientation
  • Travel and accommodation for reintegration debriefing weekend
  • Modest support for accompanying partners and dependents going on placement with you for 12 months or longer (Return flight, emergency medical insurance, vaccinations)
  • Access to Employee Assistance Program while in placement and upon return
  • Cuso International assessment day (Candidates must cover the first $200 of the most cost-effective travel expenses and all accommodation costs).
  • Travel and accommodation for the five-day pre-departure training course and for in-country orientation

Interested applicants should send resume to Lorraine Monteiro, Recruitment Coordinator at cuso.recruitment@cusointernational.org

Posted February 09, 2018


Cuso International

Position(s): English As A Second Language Teacher

Location: Ottawa

Start Date Mar – May 2018 (flexible)

Length of Placement 12 Months

As a volunteer, you will:

  • Provide daily teaching of English as a second language to Parliament staff
  • Provide research skills and translation skills and on the job support in these skill areas through daily contact in the designated department
  • Teaching Upper and Intermediate level to parliament staff.

Essential Academic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in any discipline or demonstrated competence in teaching ESL as noted by completion of an ESL trainers program
  • ESL/EAL/TOEFL/TESOL certification is required Essential Professional Background:
  • Experience and understanding of the role and function of Parliamentary staff
  • Interest and knowledge in International Relations, ASEAN and basic research and ICT skills
  • Experience of working with adult learners
  • Competency in teaching English as a second language, as demonstrated by a TOEFL certificate or a related combination of certification and experience
  • Knowledge of basic research skills, including using ICT to search for information
  • Translation skills and fluency in Myanmar as well as English language would be a big asset Support Package
  • Modest monthly living allowance (varies depending country)
  • Accommodation while in placement
  • Return airfare and visa/work permit costs
  • Cost of required vaccinations, antimalarial medication and health insurance
  • Pre-departure training and in-country orientation
  • Travel and accommodation for reintegration debriefing weekend
  • Modest support for accompanying partners and dependents going on placement with you for 12 months or longer (Return flight, emergency medical insurance, vaccinations)
  • Access to Employee Assistance Program while in placement and upon return
  • Travel and accommodation for the five-day pre-departure training course and for in-country orientation

Interested applicants should send resume to Lorraine Monteiro, Recruitment Coordinator at cuso.recruitment@cusointernational.org.

Posted February 09, 2018


Deptarment of Imaginary Affairs
Position(s): Translators
Location: Online

The Department of Imaginary Affairs is seeking volunteer translators to help with The Story Stitching pilot project. The Story Stitching Project will create a library of stories told by newcomers to Canada in both the native language and English in various CLB levels. As a DIA translator, you will be fluent in writing and reading both English and her language. We are translating our workbooks into as many languages as possible and when we end up working with ESL students will call upon our volunteers to help in translating the students' stories.

Interested applicants should contact Blair Francey, Executive Director at blair@dia.space

Posted February 5, 2018


Agincourt Community Services Association (ACSA)
Position(s): Online LINC Program Facilitator
Location: Online

Postion Description:
Assist learners in setting their learning goals and follow lesson plan developed by accordingly;

  • Conduct one-on-one conversation with learners
  • Facilitate webinar to a group of learners around different topics to practice their conversational skills
  • Assist learners in learning the learning management system
  • Conduct follow up calls to schedule learners for one-on-one session
  • Prepare learner’s progress reports

Interested applicants shoudl send a resume to Jamillah Mananghaya at mjamillah@agincourtcommunityservices.com

Posted January 26, 2018


TESL Ontario - Blog Team
Position(s): Guest Bloggers
Location: Online
 

The TESL Ontario Blog team is looking for two volunteer guest bloggers who are willing to submit one blog post every 4 - 6 weeks. Each post is to be approximately 350 words, but should not exceed 700 words.

Applicants should:

  • be willing to commit to a minimum one-year term
  • have previous experience with blogging or other publication writing (preferred, but not necessary)
  • be willing to commit to producing one blog post every 4 - 6 weeks, on a predetermined schedule


Application Process

  • As part of your application, you must upload a minimum of two samples of your writing. One sample must be an original proposed blog post written for the TESL Ontario blog. (samples can be submitted as files or links to existing blog posts written by you.)
  • TESL Ontario will review all applications with a view to choosing members from varying teaching sectors and specialties to complement our existing team
  • Successful applicants will be contacted directly to arrange telephone interviews
  • Guest bloggers will receive credit for 10 PD hours per year

Application Deadline is February 15, 2018. Interested applicants must fill out the online application form, please note that you will be required to attach a resumé.

Click here to apply for the guest blogger positions.

Posted January 18, 2018


Catholic Crosscultural Services
Positions: English Instructor for adults
Location: Scarborough, ON

Instructors are required to help prepare participants for the IELTS and TOEFL exams.

  • Instructors must prepare a curriculum and lesson plans for clients with CLB level 6 and above
  • Proficient English speakers, with good pronunciation, listening and grammar skills.
  • Experience working with newcomers and commitment to teaching
  • Ability to recognize and respect cultural differences and apply this knowledge in cross-cultural interaction
  • Approximately 6 - 8 hours per month
  • Qualification - TESL Ontario member or studying TESL

Interested applicants should submit their resume to Violeta Dimitrova, at vdimitrova@cathcrosscultural.org by January 31, 2018.

Posted January 15, 2018


TESL Ontario Webinar Team
Positions: Webinar Development Manager & Webinar Team Scheduler
Location: Online

The webinar team relies on volunteers to help keep the project moving forward smoothly and efficiently. The team has currently has two open positions. If you have some free time, an interest in technology and want to be a part of a successful team, this is a great opportunity for you!

This is your chance to learn about:

  • The administrative duties involved with a broad technology project
  • Using and navigating the BigBlueButton webinar platform
  • Moderating webinars
  • Presenter management
  • Working as a part of a large volunteer team

The two available volunteer positions are:

Webinar Development Manager

  • Research & recruit potential webinar presenters with some assistance from TESL Ontario
  • Determine topics of interest & find qualified presenters with knowledge base on the topics
  • Send invitational letters to potential presenters
  • Answer questions from potential presenters
  • Obtain, review & edit where necessary all presenter bios & presentation descriptions & forward them to the Team Assistant & Project managers
  • Update & maintain presenter training documents (tips for presenters and presenters quick reference card)
  • Liaise with Team Scheduler about presenter availability
  • Participate in live webinars as required to offer additional team support

Webinar Team Scheduler

  • Maintain the webinar schedule in Excel format
  • Liaise with Development Manager to schedule new webinars as per presenter availability
  • Assign a moderator to each presenter based on availability of moderators
  • Assign a team support member to each webinar based on availability of webinar team members.
  • Ensure the entire webinar team is provided up to date copies of the webinar schedule
  • Create a schedule of marketing emails & deadlines for marketing email information to be sent to TESL Ontario
  • Participate in live webinars as required to offer additional support

Requirements & Time Commitment

  • Current TESL Ontario member
  • Access to a computer with internet capabilities (if required, TESL Ontario will provide a headset/microphone and a webcam)
  • Ability to work from home (in your free time)
  • Comfortable with technology
  • Ability to work collaboratively and respectfully within a large team environment
  • Willingness to participate in training (conducted online)
  • Ability to commit to a minimum two-year term
  • Approximately 6 - 8 hours per month

Rewards

  • Receive a certificate of professional development that can be used for renewal of accredited membership.
  • Gain experience and training for webinar production and management, project administration, and working within a team environment
  • Excellent experience for your resume
  • Be a part of the TESL Ontario volunteer team that is bringing new and innovative knowledge to the membership.
  • Expand your personal network of peers
  • Training and support will be provided to successful applicants.

Applications

Click here to apply for a volunteer position on the TESL Ontario Webinar Team. Please note that you will be asked to upload a copy of your current resume to the online application form.

Application Deadline is December 11, 2017

Posted November 28, 2017


London District Catholic School Board, Centre for Lifelong Learning
Position: Helping English as a Second Language literacy students
Location:London

The Centre for Lifelong Learning is looking for candidates who are interested in assisting literacy students learn English. The successful volunteer will work with an instructor to assist small groups or individual students.

Interested applicants should send a resume to Leonard Noens, Administrative Manager at lnoens@ldcsb.ca by Tuesday October 31.

Posted October 3, 2017


The Salvation Army
Position: ESL teacher
Location:Toronto

The primary objective of the english classes and programs is to enable adult learners who are not fully fluent and literate in English to become proficient in communicating in English, so that they can meet their personal, employment, community, and academic goals. All the language Development programs have been designed to improve the following skills:

  • Listening and comprehension/Oral fluency
  • Reading comprehension/Writing and composition
  • Pronunciation and intonation/Grammar and Vocabulary     

This Program is offered by The Salvation Army, facilitated by volunteers and provides 3 classes held every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9:00 am to 12:00.

The 3 levels taught are:

  • Beginners Level
  • Intermediate Level
  • High Intermediate Level

Interested applicants should send a resume to Sokhary Pao, Volunteer Services & Special Events Coordinator at volunteer@harbourlight.org by Monday September 11.

 

Posted September 6, 2017