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.



Ottawa Community Immigrant Services Organization

Position: Volunteer Workplace Language Trainer


Location: Online, Ottawa

Are you passionate about TESL and working with vulnerable newcomers to help them improve their communication skills for the workplace? If yes, join our RAISE (Refugee & Immigrant Supports to Employment) Workplace Language Training program as a volunteer trainer. We are looking for Volunteer Workplace Language Trainers to support newcomers to Canada with lower English skills (CLB 3 -6) improve their workplace language communication skills.

Volunteers will be using our curriculum to teach learners one-on-one (or group settings) over a 12-week program. Program is currently being offered online.

Duties:

Provide 3-hour training sessions Once Per Week for a total of 12 weeks.
Participate in mid-program and end-of-program informal assessments and evaluation.
Commitment to attend an initial teacher Orientation session followed by monthly trainings focused on TESL-best practices and Task-based Teaching.

Eligibility Requirements:

Strong understanding and experience of Canadian workplace culture (esp. Customer-service sector)
Have a TESL certification, working towards a TESL certification, or have substantial teaching experience in teaching English as a
Second/Foreign language to Adults.
Have experience in working with people from diverse cultural backgrounds
Vulnerable sector Police Records Check (Letter of support for Police Records Check will be provided by our organization).

Benefits:

Gain practical experience teaching English as a Second Language in an English for Specific Purposes program.
Keep up-to-date with research-backed TESL best practices in our monthly trainings run by the Program Facilitators (all MA TESL graduates)
Let the experience shine on your resume: The majority of our volunteers moved on to find employment within LINC and other TESL programs

Interested applicants should send a resume to:

Hiba Fazl Ullah, RAISE Program Facilitator
Ottawa Community Immigrant Services Organization
hfazlullah@ociso.org

Application Deadline: Thursday, September 30, 2021

Posted July 19, 2021
 




TESL Ontario

Position: Best Practices Resource Expert - Resource Procurement and Vetting

(2 English speaking positions and 1 French speaking or bilingual position)

Location: Online

Required Qualifications:

• Extensive training in TESL or related fields
• Extensive ESL teaching experience online, blended and face to face
• Materials development/evaluation experience
• Familiar with online sources and tools for ESL teachers
• Research experience
• Digital Literacy, comfortable with technology
• Familiar with the Canadian teaching environment (CLB and PBLA)

Primary Duties and Responsibilities (to be shared between three successful candidates):

• Online, self-directed workload (approx. 6-8 hours per month)
• Monitoring related websites in the field on an ongoing basis to identify available/new resources
• Reaching out to professionals in Ontario, other Canadian provinces, and foreign countries for online resource recommendations
• Sorting through and vetting resources for their effectiveness as materials for the classroom or as professional development for teachers and administrators
• Obtaining permission to upload curated content to the Directory, as necessary.
• Adding curated content to the Directory on an ongoing basis (8-10 new resources per month)
• Promoting the Directory through webinars, conference presentations, TESL Ontario Membership Minute Newsletter, social media, and regular contact with the teaching community
• Gathering and analysing user data and feedback
• Preparing quarterly reports on updates to the Directory and its analytics
• Participate in team meetings, as required

Orientation training will be provided.

Interested candidates should complete the online Expression of Interest form.

You will be asked to upload a copy of your resume to the form.

Application Deadline: Friday, July 30, 2021

Posted July 12, 2021
 


TESL Ontario

Position: Best Practices Technical Assistant - WordPress Maintenance and Upkeep
(1 position)

Location:
Online

Required Qualifications:

• Advanced internet skills
• WordPress website skills (editing, maintenance, team support etc.)
• Understanding of analytics

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

• Online, self-directed workload (approx. 6-8 hours per month)
• Monitoring and managing all WordPress web pages and features of the Directory
• Fixing any technical issues with the Directory
• Selecting and installing required plug-ins
• Upgrading the Directory software with assistance, as necessary, from the TESL Ontario webmaster
• Gathering and analysing user data and feedback
• Assisting Best Practice Resource Experts with uploading new resources and links, as necessary
• Assisting Best Practice Resource Experts with promoting the Directory (e.g., working with the TESL Ontario social media committee to develop promotional videos and webinars)
• Participating in team meetings, as required
 
Orientation training will be provided.

Interested candidates should complete the online Expression of Interest form.

You will be asked to upload a copy of your resume to the form.

Application Deadline: Friday, July 30, 2021

Posted July 12, 2021
 


TESL Ontario

Position: Best Practices Assistant - Resource Maintenance and Verification
(2 positions)

Location:
Online

Required Qualifications:

•    Familiar with online sources and tools for ESL teachers
•    Comfortable with technology
•    Intermediate internet skills

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

•    Online, self-directed workload (approx. 6-8 hours per month)
•    Monitoring all links in the directory on a regular basis and removing, fixing, or updating broken/outdated links.
•    Monitoring all features of the directory on a regular basis to make sure they work properly and smoothly
•    Monitoring Directory’s email
•    Reporting any technical issues with the links or features of the Directory to Best Practice Technical Assistant, as necessary
•    Assisting Best Practice Resource Experts with uploading new resources and links, as necessary
•    Assisting Best Practice Resource Experts with promoting the Directory (e.g., working with social content committee to generate and share social media posts about new and existing resources)
•    Participate in team meetings, as required

Orientation training will be provided.

Interested candidates should complete the online Expression of Interest form.

You will be asked to upload a copy of your resume to the form.

Application Deadline: Friday, July 30, 2021

Posted July 12, 2021



Hospitality Workers Training Centre

Position: Mock Interviewers

Location: Online

We are looking to add YOU to our list of mock interviewers to help us help our participants prepare for upcoming interviews.

Who are we? We're the Hospitality Workers Training Centre, providing free training and supports to get displaced, furloughed, and laid off workers from the hospitality industry back to work, fast! To achieve this, we provide our program participants with 3 - 4 mock interview sessions per month to help them build their interviewing muscle while increasing their confidence.

We would love volunteers who have had any experience with supervising, managing, training and development, hiring, recruiting, teaching and facilitation. There is no time commitment. We'd love to add your name to our list and send out info to you 1 week before any mock interviewing happens. If you can support us, that would be SUPER! After receiving the email, you would confirm your availability for the date(s) requested. Any time commitment, from 1 - 3 hours per session would be ideal. Sessions typically happen during the day, between 10am - 4pm, and are being held virtually, through Zoom.

What's in it for you? A great opportunity to build your network, learn about new work opportunities, build your own interviewing skills, and get the good "feels" from your important contribution to your community.


How to Apply: Interested candidates should email Katina Deischel, Training Manager, katina@hospitalitytrainingcentre.com.

Application Deadline: ONGOING

Posted May 31, 2021


Agincourt Community Services Association (ACSA)

Position: Language Instructor

Location: Online

  • Assist language program participants in language classes that will enhance their Speaking, Reading, Listening and Writing skills
  • Monitor client progress by keeping track of their development in achieving their learning goals
  • Conduct online one-on-one support for participants
  • Assist in creating lesson plans and activities for the class

How to Apply: Interested candidates should send resumet to Lakshmi Rajan, Language Program Coordinator rlakshmi@agincourtcommunityservices.com.

Application Deadline: April 15, 2021

Posted March 22, 2021