Location:
Vancouver Community College Broadway Campus
Status:
Accepting
Type of Position:
Volunteer
Placement Date:
Immediate

YMCA Connections Conversation Club Facilitators support adult immigrants in developing their English language skills and in learning about Canadian life and culture. Facilitators are responsible for leading small group conversations in English with adult immigrants. This is an excellent opportunity to support new immigrants in their integration, develop your own intercultural skills & learn more about your community. There will be a weekly curriculum of topics supported by a simple Facilitator’s Guide.

YMCA Connections is recruiting volunteers for Conversations Clubs in the following locations:

Vancouver Community College Broadway Campus, Vancouver:

  • Monday afternoons from 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm

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 to the volunteer shift for a minimum of 6 months

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