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.
Position: English Conversation Circle Volunteer
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
Application Deadline: September 30, 2021
Posted September 20, 2021
Salvation Army Toronto Harbour Light Ministries
Position: Online Volunteer ESL Instructor
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.
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
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Application Deadline: ONGOING
Posted May 31, 2021