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
Research Advisory Committee Member TESL Ontario - Research Advisory Committee Jan. 15
Instagram Manager TESL Ontario - Social Content Committee Nov. 10
Graphic Designer TESL Ontario - Social Content Committee Nov. 10
Presenter Editor/ Scheduler  TESL Ontario - Webinar Team Nov. 30
Webinar Moderators TESL Ontario - Webinar Team Nov. 30
TESL Dialogue Team Members TESL Ontario - Dialogue Team Nov. 30
Conference Committee Member TESL Ontario - Conference Committee Dec. 6
Conference Committee Member – Tech Lead  TESL Ontario - Conference Committee Dec. 6
Online Conference Volunteer(s) TESL Ontario Annual Conference Oct. 15
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


 


TESL Ontario -  Research Advisory Committee

Position: 
Committee Member

Location: Online

TESL Ontario is looking for 8 members to join the new Research Advisory Committee.
 
The Research Advisory Committee will provide input and direction to assist the association with identifying areas of focus for meaningful research activities that will support the TESL community of practice.  Committee members will offer recommendations for research projects, provide direction to ensure desired results are achieved and help identify funding opportunities. 
 
Responsibilities and Time Commitment:
  • Posts are 2 years in length with a potential further 2-year term.
  • Committee members are expected to attend virtual meetings (approximately 4 per year).
  • Committee members will provide input and direction to assist the association with identifying meaningful research activities that will support our community of practice.
  • Committee members will be required to commit approximately 2 - 4 hours of time per month
Qualifications:
  • Current TESL Ontario member
  • Graduate degree
  • Broad understanding of the English language training landscape and issues affecting the TESL community in Ontario and across Canada
  • Experience with planning, conducting, and evaluating research activities in the language training field
  • Willingness to share unique perspectives, and contribute to open discussion about potential research activities at TESL Ontario
  • Demonstrated commitment to research in the field of English language training

How To Apply: Interested applicants should complete this ONLINE VOLUNTEER FORM.

Application DeadlineJanuary 15, 2022

Posted December 3, 2021



TESL Ontario - Social Content Committee

Position: 
Instagram Manager

Location: Online

Online, self-directed workload (approx. 6-8 hours per month)
Comfortable with social media and technology
Training provided
 
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
 
Manage and maintain the TESL Ontario Instagram page
Adhere to social media calendar provided by Manager, Member Engagement & Communications 
Post appropriate jobs, events, news, resources and other material of interest to TESL Ontario's Facebook.
Monitor post comments and respond in a timely manner.
Participate in committee meetings and provide input on various committee projects and topics of discussion
Participate in the committee Slack channel (team communication / messaging tool)
Collaborate with other committee team members to provide a coordinated social media effort


How To Apply: Interested applicants should complete this ONLINE VOLUNTEER FORM.

Application DeadlineNovember 10, 2021

Posted October 7, 2021

 



TESL Ontario - Social Content Committee

Position: 
Graphic Designer

Location: Online

Online, self-directed workload (approx. 6-8 hours per month)
Comfortable with technology
Comfortable with Canva / Wevideo (Video editing software)
Training provided
 
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
 
Create/edit monthly graphics to be used on TESL Ontario’s Social Media platforms, website and email communications.
Work with Social Content Committee Chair to ensure TESL Ontario branding is maintained across platforms
Adhere to social media calendar provided by Manager, Member Engagement & Communications 
Work with other TESL Ontario volunteer teams / committees to create graphics for their specific needs
Participate in committee meetings and provide input on various committee projects and topics of discussion
Participate in the committee Slack channel (team communication / messaging tool)
Collaborate with other committee team members to provide a coordinated social media effort


How To Apply: Interested applicants should complete this ONLINE VOLUNTEER FORM.

Application Deadline: January 15, 2022

Posted October 7, 2021

 



TESL Ontario - Webinar Team

Position: 
Presenter Editor/ Scheduler 

Location: Online

Online, self-directed workload (approx. 6-8 hours per month)
Excellent editing and organization skills
Comfortable with technology
Training provided
 
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
 
Receive webinar proposals and send out to webinar development team
Work with presenters to edit webinar descriptions
Schedule webinars according to presenter availability and current webinar offerings
Connect presenter and moderator together once webinar date and time have been confirmed
Proofread PD emails and other webinar communications


How To Apply: Interested applicants should complete this ONLINE VOLUNTEER FORM.

Application Deadline: January 15, 2022

Posted October 7, 2021

 



TESL Ontario - Webinar Team

Position: Webinar Moderators (multiple positions)

Location: Online

Online, self-directed workload (approx. 6-8 hours per month)
Comfortable with technology
Comfortable with Slack, Canva, Tutela, and Zoom webinar
Training provided
 
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
 
Moderation of live webinar, including troubleshooting technical difficulties, managing audience questions, and opening and closing the webinar room 
Assisting and supporting the presenter, including helping familiarize the presenter with webinar technology and conducting a practice run with the presenter.
Responding to webinar moderator assignments in a timely fashion
Availability to moderate on Sunday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings
Presenter management
Ability to work collaboratively and respectfully within a large team environment
Willingness to participate in moderator training (conducted online)
Other webinar duties as required


How To Apply: Interested applicants should complete this ONLINE VOLUNTEER FORM.

Application Deadline: January 15, 2022

Posted October 7, 2021



TESL Ontario - TESL Dialogue Team

Position: 
TESL Dialogue Team Members (multiple positions)

Location: Online

Online, self-directed workload (approx. 6-8 hours per month)
Comfortable with technology
Comfortable with Zoom meeting
Training provided
 
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
 
Moderate live TESL Dialogue sessions including raising audience questions and guiding presenters
Interacting with audience in a positive, encouraging manner
Troubleshooting technical difficulties during live sessions
Managing and keeping Subject-Matter expert on track by maintaining steady communication
Assist and support the Subject-Matter expert by coming up with discussion questions and familiarizing them with Zoom technology if necessary
Collaborate with dialogue team to source Subject-Matter experts


How To Apply: Interested applicants should complete this ONLINE VOLUNTEER FORM.

Application Deadline: Ongoing

Posted October 7, 2021

 



TESL Ontario - Conference Committee

Position: 
Conference Committee Member (multiple positions)

Location: Online

The TESL Ontario conference committee is expanding!  We are looking for tech savvy, motivated volunteers to help the committee plan the 2021 virtual conference. New volunteers will assist the committee in the following areas: 
 
Moderator management 
Exhibitor management
 
Requirements: 
 
Ability to manage a self-directed workload (approx. 6 - 10 hours per month)
Knowledge or experience planning professional development events 
Comfortable with a wide range of technology (Pheedloop, Zoom, and Slack)
Ability to attend the TESL Ontario annual conference each year
Ability to attend virtual committee meetings (approx. 6 per year)
 
Primary 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
Assist with planning and organization of assigned conference responsibilities.
Solicit and secure experienced presenters in topics relevant to the ESL field
Collaborate with other committee members to help TESL Ontario deliver its professional multi-day annual conference
Attend and assist at the TESL Ontario annual conference, as required

How To Apply: Interested applicants should complete this ONLINE VOLUNTEER FORM.

Application DeadlineDecember 6, 2021

Posted October 7, 2021



TESL Ontario - Conference Committee

Position: Conference Committee Member – Tech Lead 

Location: Online

The TESL Ontario conference committee is expanding!  We are looking for tech savvy, motivated volunteers to help the committee plan the 2021 virtual conference. New volunteers will assist the committee in the following areas: 

Self-directed workload (approx. 6 hours per month)
Proficient with a wide range of technology
Ability to attend the TESL Ontario annual conference each year
Ability to attend in-person or conference call meetings (approx. 6 per year)
 
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
 
Provide forward-thinking technology suggestions and solutions for the annual conference
Assist with on-site conference technology needs and requirements
Collaborate with on-site AV technicians during the conference
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
Attend and assist at the TESL Ontario annual conference, as required

How To Apply: Interested applicants should complete this ONLINE VOLUNTEER FORM.

Application DeadlineDecember 6, 2021

Posted October 7, 2021

 



TESL Ontario Annual Conference

Position: 
Online Conference Volunteer(s) (multiple positions)

Location: Online

Save money and network with industry professionals while attending the TESL Ontario Virtual Conference! Volunteer your time in exchange for a complimentary One-Day Pass.  

Volunteers must attend a mandatory 60-minute online orientation session and will be scheduled for up to 9 hours of online session monitoring.

Volunteer requirements

Applicants must be tech savvy, have their own computer and reliable high speed internet access.  

Volunteers will work from their own home, using the online conference platform to monitor sessions at the Virtual Conference. 

Volunteers must be TESL Ontario members.

Volunteer duties will include:

  • utilizing an online messaging platform (e.g. Slack) for instant communication with the TESL Ontario team
  • watching assigned sessions for audio and video quality issues
  • monitoring live session chats for questions, technical issues and inappropriate content
  • providing low-level technical support (standardized responses will be provided) and escalate other issues for higher level technical support after each shift, completing a short debrief form to summarize any session issues and actions taken


Online training will be provided in advance on Thursday, October 28 at 6:00PM-7:00PM or Saturday, October 30 at 10AM-11AM. You MUST attend one of these sessions to be a volunteer.

How To Apply: Interested applicants should complete this ONLINE VOLUNTEER FORM.

Application DeadlineOctober 15, 2021

Posted October 6, 2021

 


 


JIAS Toronto

Position:
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
volunteer@jiastoronto.org

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
volunteer@salvationarmyhl.com

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