English Teacher
Volunteer Types: Companionship/Visiting, Teaching/Tutoring
Organization types: Community and Social Services
Ongoing (more than a year)
Application Deadline: December 29, 2023
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Description

We are looking for a compassionate individual to assist one of our tenants with learning English. This tenant’s first language is Arabic and has expressed a strong desire to improve her English speaking skills. The dedicated volunteer for this role will spend time with the tenant in the common space at one of our buildings and would have some previous experience providing language services in either a formal or informal capacity.

Applicants for this opportunity must be patient, friendly and compassionate, have the ability to maintain confidentiality, strong interpersonal and successfully complete the screening process.

How will this opportunity benefit the volunteer?
This is a great opportunity for someone to give back to their community while making a difference in someone’s life by reducing social isolation caused by a language barrier. This opportunity is perfect for a someone who has flexible availability and enjoys teaching languages to dedicated students.
How will the organization benefit?
Clients benefit enormously from the sense of belonging they feel from being a part of a positive relationship. By supporting tenants in learning different languages it can help to reduce loneliness and isolation, which in turn promotes resiliency and housing stability. A sense of belonging and increasing the connections a client has to their community is also proven to sustain housing.
Volunteer location:
380 Cumberland

Contact

Emily Teeter
@Options Bytown
613-241-6363
Ext: 222
Time it will take to contact applicants:
​1-week

Details

This position would be great for: Adults
Number of Positions Available: 1
Good for people interested in: Companionship/Visiting, Teaching/Tutoring
You will be helping with: Visible minorities or racialized persons, Women

Volunteer Considerations

  • Vulnerable sector check required
  • Suitable for community service hours
  • Public transportation available
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