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Volunteer Position
Apply by Oct 17th 2020

Volunteer English Tutor

Help newcomers to Canada improve their English and learn about Canadian culture and life in Powell River.

We provide training and ongoing support (as well as materials) for volunteers working with our ESL (English Second Language) clients. No previous experience is necessary. As an accomplished English speaker and long-term resident of Canada, you have much to offer our clients! We ask for a commitment of 1.5 - 2 hours per week with your student, although some volunteers offer twice per week or take on 2 students. We recommend starting with once per week. No pressure for more if that suits you well. Volunteers help our clients to reach goals, connect to the community, and become more independent. For example, a (provided) lesson might help a parent prepare for a meeting with her child's teacher, practice for a job interview, learn about wildlife safety, or call 9-1-1 in an emergency. Some clients would like to improve their conversation skills and others would like to improve their writing in order to take a post-secondary course or work in their fields of expertise. You can let us know what you're comfortable with or if you have any particular skills you'd like to share (e.g. nursing or business mentor-ship, connection for a newcomer parent, etc. ). Again, no specific skills or experience is required - just a willingness to help and an appreciation for diversity in our community. Meeting times are chosen by the student and the tutor based on their availability and can be adjusted as needed (and breaks as desired). Travel for the winter? No problem - we'd love some help when you're in town!

This volunteer position has no scheduling requirements attached to it. You can work out your availability and time commitment directly with the organizer.

You must apply before Oct 17th 2020

Powell River Immigrant Services Welcome Centre
218 - 6975 Alberni Street (above the library)
Powell River, British Columbia
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We provide support and advocacy for people in Powell River who are in transition, who are marginalized, and/or are in need of additional community resources. Our programs are designed to address the current and emerging needs of individuals and families across all demographics. Our goal is to give support when needed while building capacity for independence and self-advocacy as appropriate.