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.


Centre for Immigrant & Community Services
Position: English Conversation Circle
Location: Scarborough

English Conversation Circle (ECC) volunteers work with Centre for Immigrant & Community Services (CICS) to lead a group of newcomers interested in improving their English through casual English conversational practice. This conversation circle is designed to help newcomers learn conversation, communication and soft skills in a comfortable environment. Volunteers will invest time in a meaningful program that supports newcomers to Canada and will have an interest in sharing cultural experiences.

Time: Every Tuesday from 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM. New sessions will start from November 12 to December 17, 2019.

Skills required

  • Advanced written and spoken English language skills.
  • Must be 19 years of age and up and have good literacy skills.
  • Reliable and able to carry out duties independently.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills. Able to converse with people from various backgrounds and levels of English.
  • Ability to make a consistent commitment.
  • Previous experience in teaching English is an asset.

Duties

  • Prepare resources for each meeting, encouraging participation and facilitating opportunities to practice verbal communication skills in English.
  • To assist participants with English language skills in small conversational group setting.
  • Preparation of materials and topics for upcoming meetings.
  • Provide participants with encouragement and constructive feedback.
     

Interested applicants should send resume to Heng-fei Kuo, Library Settlement Worker: 416-316-3803 or Heng-fei.Kuo@cicscanada.com

Response Required by November 3, 2019

Posted October 18, 2019


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

Help parents build their English language skills and become more familiar with their community as an ESL tutor

PURPOSE: To help newcomer parents (clients)—who cannot access ESL classes because of childcare needs—learn English. Assist parents to read, write and practice conversational English needed to access resources, educational programs and employment opportunities. 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 lessons
  • 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

  • 1 Visit / Session per week
  • 12 visits / sessions make up one volunteer assignment
  • Monday, or Tuesday, or Wednesday, or Thursday
  • Between 9am - 4:30pm
  • Minimum 2 hours/week or more if available
  • Volunteer assignments are 1:1 with a client in the client’s home
  • Mandatory training session - 6 hours


AGE REQUIREMENT: Volunteers must be 18 years or older

LOCATION: Volunteers are matched with a client in their geographic area. Visits occur in the homes of families with at
least one child under the age of 5 living in Toronto (North York, Scarborough, Etobicoke, York, East York, Toronto)

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience teaching ESL to newcomers or willingness to be trained
  • Desire to mentor and tutor newcomers on functional and everyday language skills
  • Dependable and self -motivated, with the ability to tutor with minimal supervision
  • Empathetic and compassionate about the challenges faced by newcomers
  • Able to recognize & respect cultural differences/apply this knowledge in interactions
  • Knowledge of community resources geared to supporting newcomers
  • Good command of the English language and strong oral communication skills
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills


BENEFITS

  • Helping new families develop and improve their English skills and confidence
  • Professional ESL training and mentorship provided.
  • Gain valuable ESL mentoring and tutoring / teaching experience
  • Reference upon completion of commitment


CHALLENGES OF THE POSITION

  • Working in the community (in family homes)
  • Travel


BOUNDARIES:

  • Keep the disclosure of your personal information limited
  • Do not accept gifts from clients


ORIENTATION AND TRAINING

  • Orientation and training from regulated professionals on an ongoing basis
  • Monthly volunteer support meetings
  • Ongoing education/development opportunities


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 and complete weekly log
  • Volunteer Coordinator will be available for support

Interested applicants should send resume to Dawn Ashford, Volunteer Coordinator: 416-482-4623 or dashford@vha.ca

Response Required by October 31, 2019

Posted October 18, 2019


 

Viet-Skype
Position: English tutor
Location: Online

The Viet-Skype non profit project is four years old. It matches Vietnamese high school students with native or fluent English speakers for one hour conversation practice once a week.

The students speak intermediate English and are in grade 10 or 11 at two high schools in Thai Nguyen province in northern Vietnam. Students at one school will begin practice in mid August, the other students will begin practice in mid  September.

We match one student with one volunteer for 16 weeks of conversation practice. We supply conversation topics and
questions to facilitate practice.  Typically practice requires volunteers to be available in the morning EST.

The project has a Facebook page. You can find it at https://www.facebook.com/VietSkype/.

Interested applicants should send resume to Roger Gillespie, Co-founder: gillespie.roger@gmail.com.

Response required by August 12, 2019

Posted July 30, 2019


Habitat for Humanity GTA
Position: ReStore Volunteer
Location: Toronto

When you volunteer with your local Habitat ReStore you help Habitat for Humanity GTA provide a hand up to families in your community. Restores sell donated, new and gently used home furnishing and renovation materials at a fraction of the original price. Volunteers assist with preparing merchandise for resale, receiving donations and providing customer service. Most Restore locations are open 7 days a week and offer flexible scheduling. You attend a short orientation session and then you are ready to help out.

Interested applicants should contact Janine Smith, Outreach Coordinator: 416-755-7353 ext. 2275 or janine.smith@habitatgta.ca.

Response required by October 1, 2019

Posted July 30, 2019


VHA Home Healthcare
Position: In-Home ESL Tutor/Teacher Volunteer
Location: Toronto

VHA Home HealthCare (VHA) believes that quality care begins with quality people. Our Volunteers work directly with our clients and make a difference in people’s lives every day. We’re looking for volunteers who share and enhance VHA’s values of:

  • Client and family focused care
  • A co-operative and collaborative work environment
  • Continuous quality improvement
  • Advocacy for our clients and their families
  • ESL In-home Tutor Volunteers

Purpose: 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 that they need to access resources, educational programs and employment opportunities. You’ll visit a parent in their home while their children are present.

Location: Throughout City of Toronto: Volunteers are matched with a client in their area.

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 lessons
  • Provide feedback and guidance on language development
  • Submit weekly log
  • Report in to Program Supervisor weekly
  • Attend monthly volunteer education/training

TIME COMMITMENT

  • Visits can take place Monday-Thursday (9am-4:30pm)
  • Minimum 1 visit per week for 2 hours plus preparation and travel time
  • 6 month commitment or 24 tutoring sessions
  • Monthly volunteer training and support meeting provided

AGE REQUIREMENT: 18 years of age or older

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience in teaching ESL to newcomers or willingness to be trained
  • Desire to mentor and tutor newcomers on functional and everyday language skills
  • Dependable, self motivated, with the ability to facilitate tutoring sessions with minimal supervision
  • Empathetic and compassionate about the challenges faced by newcomers
  • Ability to recognize and respect cultural differences and apply this knowledge in cross-cultural interaction
  • Good command of the English language
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills

BENEFITS

  • Helping new families develop and improve their English skills and confidence
  • Professional ESL training provided.
  • Gain valuable ESL mentoring experience
  • References upon completion of commitment

ORIENTATION AND TRAINING

  • Orientation and training from regulated professionals on an ongoing basis
  • Monthly volunteer support meetings
  • Ongoing education/development opportunities

SCREENING AND SUPERVISION

  • Application form with two supervisory references
  • Interview
  • Signed volunteer and confidentiality agreement and other policies
  • Clear Criminal reference check including the Vulnerable Sector Screening
  • Report to Program Supervisor on a weekly basis
  • Program Supervisor will be available for support if you require any accommodation in order to participate fully in the application and screening process, please let us know.

Interested applicants should send resume to Dawn Ashford, Volunteer Coordinator: 416-482-4623 or dashford@vha.ca

Response Required by Thursday, August 15, 2019

Posted July 17, 2019


Fu Hui Education Foundation
Location: Online - Skype
Position: 2019 Fu Hui English Summer Camp Volunteers via Skype

Fu Hui Education Foundation will run its English Summer Camp from July 4th to July 17th this year, for over 100 Fu Hui sponsored students at the “Hui Li Experimental High School” in Sichuan.

We are looking for volunteers to conduct SKYPE Conversation Practices with the students. Each session consists of 1 hour, either from 9-10 am, or 9-10 pm EST.

You must have access to a computer with the latest copy of SKYPE, and a webcam, headphone and microphone connected. Must be proficient in Skype usage. Contents of the work sessions will be sent to you about 5 days before your assignment start date.

Interested candidates, please provide the following information as soon as possible to email id: summer.camp@fuhuieducation.org

  • Your Email ID
  • Your (first and last) Name
  • Briefly outline your relevant skills and experience
  • Your Skype ID
  • Telephone #
  • Did you participate in previous years’ program? Y/N*
  • Skype sessions will be offered to students from the Junior 2 and Senior 1 classes. Please indicate your availability for the 2-week period.

Camp #1 - week #1 - starts on July 4 (Thurs) - J2 Class *
July 3 (Wed) Morning N/A, Evening Y/N
July 4 (Thu) Morning Y/N, Evening Y/N
July 5 (Fri) Morning Y/N, Evening Y/N
July 6 (Sat) Morning Y/N, Evening Y/N
July 7 (Sun) Morning Y/N, Evening Y/N
July 8 (Mon) Morning Y/N, Evening Y/N
July 9 (Tue) Morning Y/N, Evening Y/N

Camp #2 - week #2 - starts on July 11 (Thurs) - S1 Class *
July 10 (Wed) Morning N/A, Evening Y/N
July 11 (Thu) Morning Y/N, Evening Y/N
July 12 (Fri) Morning Y/N, Evening Y/N
July 13 (Sat) Morning Y/N, Evening Y/N
July 14 (Sun) Morning Y/N, Evening Y/N
July 15 (Mon) Morning Y/N, Evening Y/N
July 16 (Tue) Morning Y/N, Evening Y/N

Website: www.fuhuieducation.org

Posted June 11, 2019


VHA Home Healthcare
Position: In-Home ESL Tutor/Teacher Volunteer
Location: Toronto

In-Home ESL Tutors for Newcomer Moms, VHA Home HealthCare

Help parents build their English language skills and become more familiar with their community as an ESL tutor!


PURPOSE: 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

  • 1 Visit / Session per week
  • 12 visits / sessions make up one volunteer assignment
  • Monday, or Tuesday, or Wednesday, or Thursday
  • Between 9am - 4:30pm
  • Minimum 2 hours/week or more if available
  • Volunteer assignments are 1:1 with a client
  • Mandatory training session totaling 6 hours

AGE REQUIREMENT: Volunteers must be 18 years or older

LOCATION: Volunteers are matched with a client in their geographic area in Toronto. Visits occur in the homes of families with at least one child under the age of 6 living in Toronto (North York, Scarborough, Etobicoke, York, East York, Toronto)

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience teaching ESL to newcomers or willingness to be trained
  • Desire to mentor and tutor newcomers on functional and everyday language skills
  • Dependable and self motivated, with the ability to facilitate tutoring sessions with minimal supervision
  • Empathetic and compassionate about the challenges faced by newcomers
  • Ability to recognize and respect cultural differences and apply this knowledge in cross-cultural interactions
  • Knowledge of community resources geared to supporting newcomers
  • Good command of the English language
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills

BENEFITS

  • Helping new families develop and improve their English skills and confidence
  • Professional ESL training provided.
  • Gain valuable ESL mentoring experience
  • Reference upon completion of commitment

CHALLENGES OF THE POSITION

  • Working in the community (in family homes)
  • Travel

BOUNDARIES:

  • Keep the disclosure of your personal information limited
  • Unable to accept gifts from clients

ORIENTATION AND TRAINING

  • Orientation and training from regulated professionals on an ongoing basis
  • Monthly volunteer support meetings
  • Ongoing education/development opportunities

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


To Apply or For more information: Dawn Ashford, BSW, Volunteer Coordinator: 416-489-2500 ext 4327 or dashford@vha.ca

If you require accommodation to participate in the volunteer screening process, please notify us.

Posted June 7, 2019


 

Department of Imaginary Affairs
Position: Volunteer
Location: over the phone

The Stories of Us project is currently in the process of developing a storytelling/writing curriculum that can be integrated into ESL classrooms. As a part of this process, we are working to better understand how ESL teachers are trained, how they design curriculum for their students and how that has changed over the years, and ultimately what works in the classroom, what doesn’t, and why. Over the next few weeks, we are hoping to have 30min-1hr informal phone conversations with ESL teachers who are interested in volunteering to share their experience on these topics. The insights you share will then inform our curriculum development as well as how we train educators to implement that curriculum with their ESL learners.

If you are interested in volunteering to chat with us about your experience on these topics, please get in touch at mathura@dia.space

 

Posted May 23, 2019


TESL Ontario Private Sector Committee
Position: Committee member
Location: Toronto & Online meetings

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 focus 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 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.

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: Monday, May 13.

Apply Now!

Posted April 25, 2019


VHA Home Healthcare
Position: In-Home ESL Tutor/Teacher Volunteer
Location: Toronto (Scarborough, Etobicoke, York, East York, North York, Toronto)

In-Home ESL Tutors for Newcomer Moms, VHA Home HealthCare.

Help parents build their English language skills and become more familiar with their community as an ESL tutor!

Purpose: 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 Committment

  • 1 Visit / Session per week
  • 12 visits / sessions make up one volunteer assignment
  • Monday, or Tuesday, or Wednesday, or Thursday
  • Between 9am - 4:30pm
  • Minimum 2 hours/week or more if available
  • Volunteer assignments are 1:1 with a client
  • Mandatory training session totaling 6 hours

Age Requirement: Volunteers must be 18 years or older

Location: Volunteers are matched with a client in their geographic area. Visits occur in the homes of families with at least one child under the age of 6 living in Toronto (North York, Scarborough, Etobicoke, York, East York, Toronto)

Qualifications

  • Experience teaching ESL to newcomers or willingness to be trained
  • Desire to mentor and tutor newcomers on functional and everyday language skills
  • Dependable and self motivated, with the ability to facilitate tutoring sessions with minimal supervision
  • Empathetic and compassionate about the challenges faced by newcomers
  • Ability to recognize and respect cultural differences and apply this knowledge in cross-cultural interactions
  • Knowledge of community resources geared to supporting newcomers
  • Good command of the English language
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills

Benefits

  • Helping new families develop and improve their English skills and confidence
  • Professional ESL training provided.
  • Gain valuable ESL mentoring experience
  • Reference upon completion of commitment

Challenges of the position

  • Working in the community (in family homes)
  • Travel

Boundaries

  • Keep the disclosure of your personal information limited
  • Unable to accept gifts from clients

Orientation and Training

  • Orientation and training from regulated professionals on an ongoing basis
  • Monthly volunteer support meetings
  • Ongoing education/development opportunities

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


To Apply or for more information: Dawn Ashford, BSW, Volunteer Coordinator: 416-489-2500 ext 4327 or dashford@vha.ca
 

Posted March 18, 2019


TESL Ontario Social Content Committee
Position: Committee Chair (1 position)
Location: Online - self-directed

TESL Ontario is looking for a dynamic, organized, enthusiastic volunteer to lead the TESL Ontario Social Content Committee as the Committee Chair. In conjunction with TESL Ontario staff, this role involves overseeing and directing volunteers in various social media areas: currently Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, YouTube, and the TESL Ontario webinar and blog teams. The Chair reports to TESL Ontario’s Executive Director.

The mandate of the Social Content Committee is:

  • To provide TESL Ontario members with an online professional community in which they can connect with their peers, obtain and share relevant resources, and teaching strategies.
  • To develop and provide direction, planning and execution of a social media strategy and practices for TESL Ontario that would result in a professional community for its members.


Requirements

  • Current TESL Ontario member
  • Access to a computer or digital device with internet capabilities
  • Comfortable with technology and open to learning new technology
  • Solid understanding of social media tools, and/or willingness to familiarize yourself with them
  • Passion for building online communities
  • Ability to commit to an initial three-year term, with possible extension
  • Approximately 10-15 hours per month, with hours fluctuating around the time of the annual conference


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Be accountable to the TESL Ontario Executive Director
  • Arrange committee meetings & draft meeting agendas
  • Chair an annual in-person meeting in Toronto (usually held on a weekend)
  • Chair 3 or 4 on-line or conference-call committee meetings a year (approx. 1 hour each) and provide input and direction on various committee projects and topics of discussion
  • Participate in the recruitment of new volunteers for the committee, webinar team, and blog team
  • Guide the Social Content Committee members, to lead them in meeting the goals set out in the Terms of Reference
  • Foster collaboration amongst team members to provide a coordinated social media effort
  • Assist with the oversight and management of the webinar and blog teams
  • Communicate with team member by email or social media, as appropriate, to promptly respond to their enquiries


Rewards

  • The convenience of working at a distance, setting your own hours
  • Be involved in leading a team of volunteers who bring new and innovative content to the membership
  • Gain valuable project management experience
  • Expand your personal network of peers
  • Excellent experience for your resume
  • A certificate of professional development hours covering your annual requirement for accredited membership renewal

Application deadline is March 31, 2019. Applicants must complete the online application form, and attach their resumé.

 

Apply Now!

Posted March 4, 2019


TESL Ontario Blog Team
Position: Blogger Manager (1 position)
Location: Online - Self-directed

The TESL Blog project is managed by a team of dedicated volunteers who have done a tremendous job in delivering valuable, educational information to the TESL community in blog format.

The focus of the TESL Ontario blog has been on practical classroom techniques, teaching strategies, practical uses for technology in the classroom and in-class activities spanning all areas of language training in Ontario.


TESL Ontario is looking for one volunteer to join the TESL Ontario Blog Administrator team as Blogger Manager for Occasional bloggers.

Requirements & Time Commitment:

  • Current TESL Ontario member
  • Access to a computer with internet capabilities
  • Ability to work from home
  • Comfortable with technology
  • Ability to commit to a minimum one-year term
  • Approximately 6 - 8 hours per month

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide high-quality editing for posts of guest/occasional bloggers and ensure in-house writing style standards are maintained
  • Schedule dates for posts and deadlines for post submissions
  • Maintain contact with bloggers and provide feedback, when necessary
  • Upload posts to blog platform and ensure regular, consistent posting schedules
  • Participate in team meetings, as required

Rewards

  • Receive professional development hours that cover the requirements for renewal of accredited membership
  • Gain experience and training for blog development, project administration and working within a team environment
  • Be a part of the TESL Ontario volunteer team that is bringing new and innovative knowledge to the TESL Community
  • Expand your personal network of peers
  • Excellent experience for your resume

Application Deadline is March 31, 2019. Interested applicants must complete the online application form, please note that you will be required to attach a resumé.
 

Apply Now!

Posted February 28, 2019


 

Salvation Army Toronto Harbour Light Ministries
Position: ESL Instructor
Location: Toronto

English Classes at the Salvation Army Harbour Light Ministries Immigrant & Refugee Service

Are you looking for something enriching, challenging and very rewarding to do with your spare time?. Then please consider joining The Salvation Army Immigrant & Refugee Service team of outstanding instructors and tutors.

You do not have to be a certified teacher to apply! You just need to have a passion for working with adults and helping them improve and learn English. We will give you guidance, assistance, ongoing support and hope to help you achieve your goals to become a dedicated and happy ESL instructor at the Salvation Army.

Qualifications for successful mentors:

  • College / University Degree
  • Teaching/tutoring experience
  • Soft Spoken
  • Great communication skills, in English
  • Outgoing personality
  • A passion for helping people learn


Program Description:


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

  • Beginner Level
  • Intermediate Level
  • High Intermediate Level


We are seeking a volunteer to teach / instruct the Mon/Wed. & Tues/Thurs. class in High/Intermediate Level English at the Immigrant & Refugees Center in the Salvation Army Harbour Light Ministries located at 160 Jarvis Street, Toronto.

Interested applicants should email a resumé to Julie Springer, Volunteer Coordinator at volunteer@harbourlight.org by February 28, 2019.

Posted February 4, 2019


Paper Airplanes
Position: Volunteer English Tutor
Location: Online

Paper Airplanes is a non-profit that provides free online tutoring to individuals affected by conflict. We have a large demand for online English instruction and are looking for volunteer tutors for the Spring 2019 term. 

The time commitment is 2 hours per week: 1.5 hours of meeting with a student and 30 minutes of preparation reviewing the Paper Airplanes curriculum prior to lessons. There is also a training that tutors must complete prior to being matched with a student that takes 3-4 hours.

Tutors and students are matched based on gender, age, English proficiency, Arabic proficiency, and academic interests. Paper Airplanes' students are young adults, primarily in the age range of 18-35, who have been affected by conflict in the Middle East and North Africa. The majority of students are native Arabic speakers who wish to improve their English in order to pursue further education and employment opportunities.

Our next term will run from January 21st-May 19th and prospective volunteers can apply on our website: https://www.paper-airplanes.org/get-involved.

Posted January 17, 2019


 

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

Purpose: 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.
Location: Toronto - All Areas

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

  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday (9am-5pm)
  • Minimum 2 hours a week or more if available
  • 12 visists
  • Mandatory training session totaling 6 hours


AGE REQUIREMENT

  • 18 years of age or older

LOCATION

  • Visits occur in the homes of families with at least one child under the age of 6 living in the neighbourhoods in Toronto


QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience teaching ESL to newcomers or willingness to be trained
  • Desire to mentor and tutor newcomers on functional and everyday language skills
  • Dependable and self motivated, with the ability to facilitate tutoring sessions with minimal supervision
  • Empathetic and compassionate about the challenges faced by newcomers
  • Ability to recognize and respect cultural differences and apply this knowledge in cross-cultural interactions
  • Knowledge of community resources geared to supporting newcomers
  • Good command of the English language
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills


ORIENTATION AND TRAINING

  • Orientation and training from regulated professionals on an ongoing basis
  • Monthly volunteer support meetings
  • Ongoing education/development opportunities


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 email resume to Dawn Ashford, Coordinator, Volunteers at dashford@vha.ca

Posted January 8, 2019


TESL Ontario Social Content Committee
Position: LinkedIn Account Manager (1 position)
Location: Online - Self-directed

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

The mandate of the Social Content Committee is:

  • To provide TESL Ontario members with an online professional community in which they can connect with their peers, obtain and share relevant resources, and teaching strategies.
  • To develop and provide direction, planning and execution of a social media strategy and practices for TESL Ontario that would result in a professional community for its members.


Requirements & Time Commitment:

  • Current TESL Ontario member
  • Access to a computer with internet capabilities
  • Ability to work from home
  • Comfortable with technology
  • Experience using Social Media
  • Solid Understanding of Social Media tools
  • 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 both the TESL Ontario LinkedIn company page and the TESL Ontario member group
  • Manage new group membership requests and conversations on TESL Ontario's Linkedin group
  • Post appropriate jobs, events, news, resources and other material of interest to TESL Ontario's Linkedin company page and TESL Ontario LinkedIn group.
  • Review member-posted material on the TESL Ontario Linkedin group
  • 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

 

Application Deadline is February 28, 2019. Interested applicants must complete the online application form, please note that you will be required to attach a resumé.
 

Apply Now!

Posted January 29, 2019