English Language Partner

Organization Details
Organization Name: Immigrant Centre Manitoba
Address: 100 Adelaide St.
Winnipeg MB  R3A 0W2
Website: http://icmanitoba.com/
Organizational Description: The Immigrant Centre provides newcomers with free programs and services including settlement, employment, language, nutrition training, and verification of translations.
Volunteer Opportunity Details
Volunteer Opportunity ID: 3324
Description of Duties:

  • Meet online or in person with their Language Partner for informal conversation classes

  • Assist with basic grammar, vocabulary building, and pronunciation

  • Provide encouragement and support

  • Share general information about Winnipeg, e.g. community events, activities, schools, transportation

  • Provide information about Canadian life, culture and customs

Skills Required:

  • Resided in Canada (preferably in Winnipeg) for at least three years

  • Knowledgeable about Winnipeg

  • Fluent in English with minimum CLB of 8 or equivalent

  • Ability to work with individuals from diverse ethno-cultural backgrounds

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

  • Strong time management and organization skills

  • Patience

  • For online classes - experience using Zoom

Skills Gained/Related Careers:
Age: 18-30, 31-54, 55+
Time Commitment:

  • 1.5 hours per week

  • Minimum three-month commitment required

  • One meeting per week minimum

  • Shifts available on weekdays, evenings and Saturdays

  • Online classes take place via Zoom

  • In-person classes take place at the Immigrant Centre or off-site at a public location: e.g. library or coffee shop. Volunteers who want to meet with their partner off-site must provide a Police Record Certificate.

Location of volunteer opportunity: Winnipeg
Does opportunity require a criminal record check? No
Does opportunity require a child abuse registry check? No
Opportunity is available to candidates that: General Populace
Organization will provide: A letter of reference
How to Apply: Online: app.betterimpact.com/PublicOrganization/8bddd02c-2206-4c05-a401-ecfc6ff67c4e/1
Closing Date: Dec 31, 2024