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.


Volunteer Opportunity Organization Due
Virtual Volunteer English Teacher Outreach360 May 2024
Online Language Instructor Agincourt Community Services Association June 30
Virtual Assistants Fluency Tutors Feb.14
Content Development and Social Media Marketing Fluency Tutors Feb.14
English Conversation Circle Facilitator for Beginner Level Learners JIAS Toronto Feb. 4
Volunteer Workplace Language Trainer Ottawa Community Immigrant Services Organization June 30
English Conversation Circle Volunteer JIAS Toronto Oct. 29
Online Volunteer ESL Instructor Salvation Army Toronto Harbour Light Ministries Sep. 6
Mock Interviewers Hospitality Workers Training Centre Ongoing



Position: Virtual Volunteer English Teacher

Location: Online

About The Role

By serving as a Virtual Volunteer English Teacher, you will gain online international leadership and English teaching experience while making a lifetime impact on young students throughout Latin America.

Our Virtual Impact Program connects volunteers from across the globe with students throughout Latin America, who attend our after-school Virtual English Academy on a full scholarship. Our Virtual English Academy is a rigorous, year-round, Monday-Friday virtual after school program that provides educational, leadership, and service opportunities to children and youth in Latin America.

You’ll provide students with quality English instruction and inspire them to create opportunities for their futures. Join us and make learning fun!

Volunteers are at the heart of our organization, which is why we strive to make it easy to get involved and start making a difference! As a virtual volunteer, connecting from your home, you'll be supported 100% of the way. We'll provide you with orientation and training, curriculum and materials, and guidance to maximize your impact.

Outreach360 is a registered nonprofit 501(c)(3). We have been providing educational opportunities to students in Latin America and operating international service-learning programs for over 26 years.

All it takes is a computer, an internet connection, and a passion for service!

No experience? No problem! We are seeking aspiring teachers in addition to professionals to volunteer in our Virtual English Academy!

How will I benefit from volunteering?

You will gain invaluable teaching and leadership skills as well as experience in English as a Foreign Language. Volunteering with English Language Learners in a virtual environment will also help you grow your creativity, adaptability, communication skills, confidence, and comfort working virtually - an increasingly prevalent skillset.

Will I have support from Outreach360?

Yes, your first 2 weeks of service will be dedicated to training, so you'll have the knowledge necessary to teach Outreach360 Virtual English Academy students prior to your first class. After that, there will be a weekly leadership meeting on Mondays, and you'll be able to ask for support as needed.


Knowledge of Spanish is not required, though it may be useful.
Please note that this is an unpaid virtual volunteer position.

Applications are requested by June 30, 2022

Interested applicants should contact:

Coco Barrett
Virtual Impact Program Director, Outreach360

Posted May 5, 2022


Agincourt Community Services Association

Position: Online Language Instructor

Location: Toronto


* Teach one or more 1-hour online classes per week on Zoom
* Lesson plan for each class based on student needs
* Complete a brief needs assessment with each new student integrated within the lesson plan
* Using Google Sheets, record class topic, attendance and participation
* Focus on the listening and speaking skills students need to acquire the language certificate for citizenship (CLB 4 or higher)
* Assist students to also improve reading and writing skills
* Meet briefly online with the language team staff and other volunteer teachers every few months
* Provide a short report on student strengths, accomplishments, and areas to improve as requested by the language coordinator
* Advise language team staff about student progress such as readiness for the exit test, need for additional classes and/or support in using the Avenue Learning Management System, and absenteeism


* TESL Ontario certified or in the process of completing a TESL program or relevant work/volunteer experience
* Knowledge of low-intermediate to intermediate Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLBs) and teaching methodologies (for example, Presentation, Practice and Production (PPP))
* Familiarity with (or eagerness to learn) how to use online web-based video conferencing such as Zoom and Learning Management Systems such as Avenue
* Passionate teacher with an engaging strengths-based and communicative approach

Applications are requested by June 30, 2022

Interested applicants should send a resume to:

Christine Markwell
Language and Training Team Lead

Posted April 22, 2022

Fluency Tutors

Position: Virtual Assistants

Location: Online (Based in Vancouver, BC)

Fluency Tutors has two openings for virtual assistants to be filled as quickly as possible. After the volunteer term has been completed, the candidates will be qualified to apply for a paid position with regular hours.

Virtual Assistant Responsibilities: (each of which you would be adequately trained to carry out)

•    Use Skype, WhatsApp and Gmail effectively with proper English, grammar, spelling, and punctuation.
•    Communicate with potential students to answer questions about courses, duration and pricing.
•    Match potential students with tutors for a trial meeting based on course requested.
•    Communicate with tutors to answer routine questions involving scheduling and student concerns.
•    Troubleshoot any problems they face.
•    Schedule meetings

Learn more about us at www.fluencytutors.com.

Applications are requested by February 14, 2022.

Interested applicants should send a resume to:

Jacqueline Smith, CEO
Fluency Tutors

Posted February 8, 2022

Fluency Tutors

Position: Content Development and Social Media Marketing

Location: Online (Based in Vancouver, BC)

Fluency Tutors requires a volunteer to assist in the development of course content on our website and to provide social media marketing on Google, Facebook, Instagram platforms.

Learn more about us at www.fluencytutors.com.

Applications are requested by February 14, 2022.

Interested applicants should send a resume to:

Jacqueline Smith, CEO
Fluency Tutors

Posted February 2, 2022

JIAS Toronto

Position: English Conversation Circle Facilitator for Beginner Level Learners

Location: Online (Participants located in or near Toronto)

English Conversation Circles is a volunteer-run program designed for newcomers to Canada to practice their English conversation skills in an informal setting. A friendly and casual atmosphere helps participants alleviate social isolation and loneliness.

The facilitator's responsibilities include:

- Coming up with conversation topics for each lesson
- Ensuring all participants get an equal opportunity to speak
- Maintaining a respectful and culturally sensitive environment

We are currently looking for volunteers who are TESL certified or who have an ESL teaching background to facilitate a beginner level group.

The time commitment is a one hour session and 30-45 minutes of preparation each week for four months.

*To apply, it is a requirement to fill out our application form at: https://jiastoronto.org/volunteer/

*To volunteer for the Winter 2022 term, please apply by February 4. We will also have other intakes later in the year.

Resumes should be addressed to:

Noah Draper, Volunteer Coordinator
JIAS Toronto

Posted January 21, 2022

Ottawa Community Immigrant Services Organization

Position: Volunteer Workplace Language Trainer

Location: Online or 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.


  • 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).


  • 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:

Alexis Dominguez, Workplace Language Training Facilitator
Ottawa Community Immigrant Services Organization

Application Deadline: June 30, 2022

Posted January 20, 2022



JIAS Toronto

English Conversation Circle Volunteer

Location: Online

JIAS Toronto is looking for dedicated volunteer facilitators for the English Conversation Circle program for the fall 2021 term.

The English Conversation Circles is a volunteer-run program designed for newcomers to Canada to practice their English conversation skills in an informal setting and make social connections. A friendly and casual atmosphere helps participants gain confidence speaking English and alleviate the negative effects of social isolation.

Volunteers are expected to take on a small group of up to 6 participants and lead informal weekly conversations, while encouraging participants to engage with other members of the group on various topics of discussion. Levels of groups vary from beginner to intermediate to advanced. An ideal candidate will meet the following criteria:

• be a recent TESL training program graduate (TESL Certificate and Teaching experience are an asset)

• be open to leading any level group as assigned (i.e. beginner, intermediate, or advanced level).

• be able to commit for the duration of the Fall term (October – December 2021)

• be able to provide a Police Background Check (including the vulnerable sector)

Note: Initial orientation & training, ongoing support as well as curriculum guidelines will be provided. The English Conversation Circle program is currently running virtually through Zoom. Weekly group meetings will be scheduled based on volunteer and participant availability.

How To Apply: Interested applicants should contact:

Natalie Chlykov, Volunteer Coordinator
JIAS Toronto

Application Deadline: October 29, 2021

Posted September 20, 2021



Salvation Army Toronto Harbour Light Ministries

Position: Online Volunteer ESL Instructor

Location: Online

In our ESL Instructor volunteer program, volunteer instructors teach our morning ESL classes online.
We have classes Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Levels 1-2, 3-4, and 5-6 (Canadian Language Benchmarks). We are looking for 4 Instructors for September:

1. Monday and Wednesday 12 to 1:30 pm Beginner
2. Tuesday and Thursday 9 to 11 am High Intermediate

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. It is preferred 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 Vulnerable Sector 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

How To Apply: Interested applicants should send a resume to:

Julie Springer, Volunteer Services & Special Event Coordinator
Salvation Army Toronto Harbour Light Ministries

Application Deadline: September 6, 2021

Posted August 31, 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