Volunteer English Language Tutors needed (no experience necessary)
Organization: English Language Tutoring for the Ottawa Community (ELTOC)
Commitment: Long term 6 months to a year
Availability: Weekends; Evenings; Days
Language Preference: English
Number of Positions Available: 5
Location: Ottawa - South
Deadline: Aug 16, 2019
DescriptionAre you looking for a meaningful volunteer opportunity that will have a positive impact on the life of a newcomer to Canada? Tasks which are simple for Canadians, such as taking the bus, talking to a doctor, attending a parent-teacher interview, or requesting repairs from a landlord, can be very difficult for new immigrants and refugees who lack English language skills.
Most newcomers referred to our program are isolated for different reasons; they may have young children to care for, possibly care for a sick or disabled family member, have a disability or health issue, work long hours, or face other barriers.
English Language Tutoring for the Ottawa Community is looking for English speaking volunteers to provide one-to-one English language tutoring to adult immigrants and refugees who cannot attend English classes. We are currently looking for tutors to teach in the homes of students located in Ottawa especially in the South-East area (Heron Gate, Blossom Park, Emerald Woods).
No prior teaching experience is necessary; training and ongoing support from our qualified TESL certified Education Counsellors is provided.
Volunteers interested in becoming a volunteer tutor are asked to commit to tutoring 2 to 3 hours per week for a minimum of 10 months after being matched with a student.
For more information please visit our website at www.eltoc.ca.
TO APPLY, CALL US at 613-232-8566 or FOLLOW THIS LINK: http://www.eltoc.ca/apply-to-volunteer
PLEASE DO NOT APPLY USING THE VOLUNTEER OTTAWA WEBSITE
Good for people interested in: Teaching/Tutoring
You will be working with: Visible Minorities or New Canadians
How will this volunteer opportunity benefit you?
Volunteers learn about another culture and hear the amazing stories of those who had the courage to leave everything behind and adapt to the Canadian culture here in Ottawa.
Volunteers are trained on how to provide one-on-one English tutoring. Our Education counsellors carefully select appropriate tutor and student matches and provide tutors with the materials needed as well as one-on-one coaching as required.
How will the organization benefit?
Volunteer tutors contribute to our vision of a strong, inclusive, multicultural community. We train volunteers in the community to provide individualized and accessible English language training to newcomers who cannot attend regular ESL classes. English language training helps newcomers gain the confidence and community ties that will allow them to integrate into Canadian society.
Organization category: Education and research
Time it will take to contact applicants - 2-3 weeks
This position would be great for - New Canadians; Seniors; Youth 16-24
Vulnerable sector check required: Yes
Suitable for community service hours: Yes
Police record check required: Yes