Location:
Brentwood Community Resource Centre - 2055 Rosser Ave. Burnaby BC
Status:
accepting
Type of Position:
Volunteer
Placement Date:
Immediate

YMCA English Conversation Club Facilitators help adult newcomers improve their English language skills and learn about Canadian life and culture.  Facilitators are responsible for leading small group discussions with participants.  This is an excellent opportunity to support new immigrants, develop intercultural skills and learn more about your community.

This program runs in 4 week blocks with 6 sessions through out the year.

Benefits

  • The satisfaction of offering immediate assistance to newcomers
  • Develop facilitation skills and intercultural communication skills
  • Reliable dedicated volunteers will receive a reference from the YMCA of Greater Vancouver and the YMCA will cover the cost of a Criminal Record Check

Requirements

Applicants must demonstrate:

  • Strong command of English
  • Good knowledge of Canadian culture, history, geography and politics
  • Good intercultural communication skills
  • Motivated to work with newcomers
  • Previous cross-cultural experience or a strong interest in learning about other culture
  • 1-2 positions also require experience working with participants with low levels of English
  • Able to make a weekly commitment for the 4 weeks when the program is running

Competencies

Applicants must:

  • Demonstrate the YMCA core values:
    • Do the right thing
    • Put people first
    • Lead by example
    • Keep our promises
  • Patient and reliable
  • Friendly and welcoming

 

Our Commitment to the Protection of Children and Vulnerable Adults

The YMCA is committed to the protection of children in our care and vulnerable adults participating in our programs.  To ensure this commitment is upheld, all volunteers will need to provide:

  • A current and satisfactory Criminal Reference Check/Vulnerable Sector Search issued no later than six (6) months preceding your start date
  • Three references  (two of these should be professional references)

Contact

Adrienne Bale
604-673-6197
Email: adrienne.bale@gv.ymca.ca

Application Deadline

On-going