Volunteer postings

English Conversation Circle Facilitator

About the program: 

The English Conversation Circle aims to provide newcomers and non-native English-speakers opportunities to improve their English conversational skills when joining the workforce, attending school, or pursuing a number of other interests. This program is conducted in small group sizes, with a low participant-to-facilitator ratio. Topics mat focus on current news, cultural exchange, employment, settlement, and much more. The role of the volunteer is to foster a welcoming environment for participant to gain more confidence in communicating in English. Volunteer(s) are integral to the program, as a volunteer you will play an important role running and making this program as success! 


With the assistance of the Community Service Worker volunteers will: 

  • Develop, plan, and implement curriculum 
  • Research areas/topics of interests for participants 
  • Facilitate group sessions over Zoom


Virtual for now 

Time Commitment: 

Mondays 3:00 – 4:00 PM 
Minimum of 6 months – 3 to 4 hours per week

Role Type: 




Skills Required: 

  • Group facilitation skills
  • Advanced English language skills
  • Able to teach and communicate effectively 
  • Comfortable taking the lead in a group setting 
  • Able and/or willing to work with newcomers
  • Willing to work with diverse group of people
  • Program planning/design skills will be a strong asset 

Benefit to the Volunteer: 

  • Gain firsthand experience working with newcomers
  • Gain leadership skills
  • Build on facilitation skills
  • Gain experience working in a non-profit organization 
  • Be a part of a team that shapes newcomer’s experience

# of positions available: 

2-3 with possibility of more as the program grows

To Apply: 

Email Melisa Savone – Volunteer and Student Placements Lead 
Please include “English Conversation Circle Facilitator” on the subject line

For more information about this program contact: 

Orit Adose – Community Service Program Worker 

We welcome and encourage immigrants and refugees to volunteer with us! We encourage applications from volunteers who reflect the broad diversity of the communities we work with, including those from racialized and LGBTQ2+ communities 

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