Online Language Buddy

Organization Details
Organization Name: Regional Connections
Address: Winkler, Morden, Altona MB
Website: http://www.regionalconnections.ca
Organizational Description: Regional Connections is a one-stop-shop that provides services, resources, and referrals for newcomers in the region. We provide settlement services, English as an Additional Language (EAL) classes and literacy classes for adults, employment services for unemployed or underemployed newcomers and Canadians, as well as community integration events and a volunteer program that helps connect newcomers to their new communities.
Volunteer Opportunity Details
Description of Duties: The Language Buddy Program matches English-speaking volunteers from the community (Winkler, Morden, Altona) with newcomers who want to gain more confidence in their Conversational English abilities.Newcomers learn by just talking with volunteers!
Skills Required: *Friendly, Welcoming, Accepting of others
*Communication Skills-active listening, simplify sentences, explain general idioms
*Patience
*Interest in Cultures
*Confidentiality
*Time management
Skills Gained/Related Careers: *Cross-Cultural Awareness/Diversity
*Time Management skills
*Enhance leadership skills-planning, motivating, encouraging, others.
*Teaching experience
*Meet new people
*Personal Satisfaction
Age: 18-30, 31-54, 55+
Time Commitment: Daytime, Evening, Weekend
The day and time is flexible. Partners agree to meet at a mutually convenient time and place in order to talk, listen and learn. The commitment is 12 hours and can be split between a 6 or 12 week session.
Location of volunteer opportunity: Central
Does opportunity require a criminal record check? Yes
Will cost be reimbursed? Yes
Does opportunity require a child abuse registry check? Yes
Will cost be reimbursed? No
Opportunity is available to candidates that: General Populace
Organization will provide: Evaluation
Supervision
Training/Orientation
How to Apply: Email: alesha@regionalconnections.ca
Phone: 204-325-4059
Closing Date: Aug 31, 2020
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