EAL Volunteer e-Tutors and Settlement e-Coaches

Organization Details
Organization Name: English Online Inc
Address: 610-294 Portage Ave
Winnipeg MB
Organizational Description: English Online Inc. is dedicated to provide support for Manitoba newcomers with language and settlement online fully. The online environment makes English Online Inc. services accessible at any time despite newcomers' location.
Volunteer Opportunity Details
Description of Duties: Organization Description: English Online (EO) is a not-for-profit organization that was established in 2008. It is funded by IRCC and the Province of Manitoba. EO provides informal language services using 12 settlement topics (Drop-in and the E-Volunteer program) as well as formal language training via its LHS (LINC Home Study) program. Our learners are adult newcomers to Manitoba who fall under the following categories: Permanent Residents, Refugees, Temporary Workers, and Newcomer Citizens currently living in Manitoba.
In our e-Volunteer program, we recruit and train volunteers who assist adult newcomers to Manitoba through personalized one-on-one learning sessions that are offered 100% online from the comfort of both the volunteers' and learners' homes. Minimum hours offered to each learner are 10 hours that could be extended to be a maximum of 20 hours to be completed over a span of 12 weeks. There are two streams that serve our learners: EAL e-Tutoring which offers informal language training in Speaking, Listening, Reading, and Writing, as well as Settlement e-Coaching that provides settlement guidance and resources for new settlers as well as language training in topics related to settlement like banking, housing, shopping, Canadian culture, and many more topics of interest to the learners.
Skills Required: - Are TESL/TEFL certified or in the process of completing their certification (only for EAL/ESL e-Tutoring)
- Are Permanent Residents or Canadian Citizens
- Have been living in Canada for a minimum of two years
- Are enthusiastic, patient, creative, and self-directed
- Are committed for a minimum of 1 or 2 hours a week for 12 weeks with each learner.
- Are comfortable using technology and meeting their learners online
- Are comfortable working with learners from a variety of backgrounds
- Have a solid knowledge of life in Manitoba and Canada in regards to different settlement aspects (for Settlement e-Coaching)
- Want to make a difference in the lives of others and enjoy working with newcomers
Skills Gained/Related Careers: - Enhanced online e-tutoring/teaching skills that will prepare for future teaching careers
- Experience using a wide range of online teaching tools and strategies
- Experience in supporting learners from different backgrounds in a one-on-one online setting
- Experience assisting a wide range of individuals in settlement that could prepare for a career in social work and case management
- Confidence using technology
- Excellent networking skills
Age: 18-30, 31-54, 55+
Time Commitment: Daytime, Evening, Weekend
flexible schedule depends on the volunteer's and learner's availability anywhere in Canada (Canada-wide) This is an online volunteering opportunity.
Location of volunteer opportunity: Winnipeg
Does opportunity require a criminal record check? Yes
Will cost be reimbursed? No
Does opportunity require a child abuse registry check? No
Opportunity is available to candidates that: General Populace
Organization will provide: Certificate of recognition
How to Apply: Email: pelalfy@myenglishonline.ca
Closing Date: Aug 31, 2022
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