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.


Catholic Crosscultural Services
Position(s): English Instructor for adults - volunteer position
Location: Scaborough, Ontario

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

  • instructors must prepare a curriculum and lesson plans
  • facilitate English Conversation Circle for participants of different English language levels and
  • other assigned duties
  • Qualification - TESL (Ontario) completed or studying TESL

Interested applicants should send resume to Ayesha Firdouz at afirdouz@cathcrosscultural.org by July 15, 2017.

Posted June 30, 2017


Fu Hui Education Foundation
Position(s): 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 fifth time – from July 17th to July 30th this year. This camp will be held for over 150 Fu Hui sponsored students at the Hui Li Experimental High 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 check the link below for further information about the camp:

https://drive.google.com/drive/u/2/folders/0BzX3kXvGvP8XWU5DRUFjM1dmOEk

For this year’s Summer Camp, we are working with the following dates:

Junior 1 Camp –July 17 to July 30, 2017
Junior 2 Camp - July 17 to July 30, 2017
Senior 1 Camp – July 17 to July 30, 2017

If you are interested in helping as a Skype volunteer, please use the following link to register:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1DGao8gPuNBBrnSdV7G0Hj3DIUMcmlM7B8ZO_6TX...

Please complete the form and register before July 5, 2017. If you have any questions please email us at: summer.camp@fuhuieducation.org.

Posted June 7, 2017


Queen's Collegiate
Position(s): ESL/CELPIP Tutors
Location: Etobicoke West

  • Prepare individual adult students to CELPIP test
  • Organize ESL extra-curricular activities
  • Assist teachers in ESL camp

Interested applicants should email a resumé to Svitlana Maystrenko, Program Director, Language School at svitlana.maystrenko@queenscollegiate.com

Posted June 6, 2017


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
  • 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 up to three samples of your writing (either 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

Application Deadline is June 21, 2017. 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 June 6, 2017


TESL Ontario - Employment Connections Event Team
Position(s): Volunteer team members
Location: Online (some travel to Toronto may be required)

Employment Connections Event Team  
(5 position available)

This new volunteer team will collaborate with the TESL Ontario conference committee to deliver a half-day employment-focused session including opportunities for ESL professionals to connect with potential employers.

Requirements & Time Commitment

 

  • Current TESL Ontario member
  • Ability to attend online and/or in person meetings. All volunteer members are consulted regarding suitable dates/times for meetings.
  • Ability to attend the TESL Ontario Annual Conference
  • Access to a computer with internet capabilities
  • Comfortable with technology
  • Approximately 8-10 hours personal time commitment per month
  • Experience working as a part of a collaborative team


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Contribute to planning tasks for a new employment connections session at the TESL Ontario annual conference including; acquisition of employers and speakers, and organizing the event within the space and time frame allotted.
  • Participate in team meetings and provide input on various aspects of the event planning.
  • Collaborate with other team members to help TESL Ontario deliver a half-day employment-focused session including opportunities for ESL professionals to connect with potential employers.
  • Attend the TESL Ontario conference, assist on-site as required

Application Deadline is May 31, 2017. 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 volunteer position.

Posted May 18, 2017


TESL Ontario - Conference Committee
Position(s): Conference Committee Members
Location: Travel to Toronto required

Conference Committee Members  
(2 position available)
 
Click here to view the mandate of the TESL Ontario Conference Committee.

Requirements & Time Commitment

  • Current TESL Ontario member
  • Ability to attend in-person meetings at TESL Ontario office in Toronto approximately 6 times per year (travel expenses covered by TESL Ontario)    Meetings are generally held from 10 – 2, including lunch, and all committee members are consulted regarding suitable dates.
  • Ability to attend the TESL Ontario Annual Conference each year
  • Experience planning professional development events
  • Access to a computer with internet capabilities
  • Comfortable with technology
  • Ability to commit to a minimum two-year term
  • Approximately 6 hours personal time commitment per month
  • Experience working as a part of a collaborative team


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Contribute to planning tasks for the annual conference including; presenter recruitment, exhibitors, registration, members communication and marketing, and special projects as required,
  • Participate in committee meetings and provide input on various committee projects and topics of discussion
  • Collaborate with other committee members to help TESL Ontario deliver its professional 2-day Annual Conference event
  • Attend the TESL Ontario conference, assist on-site as required

Application Deadline is May 11, 2017. 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 volunteer position.

Posted April 19, 2017


VHA Home HealthCare
Location: Toronto
Position: ESL In-Home Tutor

To help newcomer parents (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 home while their children are present.

RESPONSIBILITIES

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

TIME COMMITMENT

  • Two hours a weekly Monday-Wednesday
  • Complete 26 visits

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience in teaching ESL to newcomers or willingness to be trained
  • Desire to mentor
  • Good command of the English language
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Dependable, self motivated, ability to facilitate with minimal supervision
  • Deep caring about newcomers and commitment to teaching
  • Ability to recognize and respect cultural differences and apply this knowledge in cross-cultural interaction

SCREENING AND SUPERVISION

  • Application form with two references
  • Interview
  • Signed volunteer and confidentiality agreements
  • Clear Criminal reference check including the Vulnerable Sector Screening
  • Report to Program Supervisor on a regular basis
  • Volunteer Coordinator will be available for support

Interested applicants should send resume to Roseanna Wirt at rwirt@vha.ca by August 31, 2017

Posted April 6, 2017


TESL Ontario - Social Content Committee
Location: Online
Position: YouTube Channel Manager

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

Requirements & Time Commitment:

  • Current TESL Ontario member
  • Access to a computer with internet capabilities
  • Ability to work from home
  • Comfortable with technology
  • Experience using YouTube and Social Media
  • Solid Understanding of YouTube Channel management
  • Solid understanding of video editing an asset
  • Ability to commit to a minimum two-year term
  • Attend conference calls and/or meetings approximately 1 hour in length (3 - 4 meetings per year)
  • Approximately 6 - 8 hours per month

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage and maintain the TESL Ontario YouTube Channel  
  • Help increase the TESL Ontario YouTube Channel followers
  • Post new videos to YouTube Channel and collaborate with other Social Content Committee members to promote new videos
  • Manage and collaborate with a two video volunteers to create new video content for the TESL Ontario YouTube Channel
  • 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
  • Collaborate with the TESL Ontario webinar team on occasional promotional release of TESL Ontario webinars

Application Deadline is April 14, 2017. 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 volunteer position.

Posted March 28, 2017


TESL Ontario
Location: Online
Position: Video Volunteers (2 positions available)

TESL Ontario is looking for two video volunteers to to work with the TESL Ontario YouTube Channel Manager on the development of TESL Ontario's YouTube Channel.

Requirements & Time Commitment:

  • Current TESL Ontario member
  • Access to a computer with internet capabilities
  • Ability to work from home
  • Comfortable with technology
  • Solid understanding of editing software programs and techniques
  • Experience creating video content an asset
  • Comfortable with YouTube
  • Ability to commit to a minimum two-year term
  • Attend conference calls and/or meetings approximately 1 hour in length (3 - 4 meetings per year)
  • Approximately 6 - 8 hours per month

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work with the TESL Ontario YouTube Channel Manager  to develop new content for the TESL Ontario video library
  • Develop / edit promotional videos for webinars, TESL Ontario annual conference and other TESL Ontario initiatives as required
  • Participate in meetings with the YouTube Channel Manager and other video volunteers
  • Collaborate with Social Content committee team members to provide a coordinated social media effort
  • Collaborate with the TESL Ontario webinar team in video needs as required


Application Deadline is April 14, 2017. 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 volunteer position.

Posted March 28, 2017


TESL Ontario - Private Sector Committee
Position(s): Private Sector Committee Members

Committee Member Positions

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 (6-12 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 (TESL Canada Level 1 or equivalent, CELTA, Trinity TESOL)
  • 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
  • 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 a current copy of your resume. 

The application deadline is Monday April 24, 2017.

Posted March 21, 2017