Vancouver Community College Broadway Campus & Robert Lee YMCA
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YMCA Immigrant Services programs help newcomers integrate and help long-term residents connect to new immigrants - these programs and activities are funded by Citizenship and Immigration Canada. The YMCA English Conversation Clubs support adult immigrants in developing English language skills while learning about life in Canada.  The Conversation Club Facilitators lead the discussion and make sure participants are interactive with each other while teaching them about Canada while helping improve their speaking, listening, writing and vocabulary.


  • Be of immediate assistance to newcomers
  • Develop your facilitation skills and build intercultural communication skills
  • Reliable and dedicated volunteers will be able to receive a reference
  • Be a part of a larger community dedicated to social equity
  • Training will be provided


  • Available on Mondays from 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm (VCC) or Thursdays 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm (Robert Lee YMCA)
  • Motivated to work with newcomers
  • Comfortable working with people from different backgrounds
  • Excellent organizational and customer service skills
  • A good command of the English language and an understanding of different cultures
  • Reliable and able to commit to a minimum of 3 shifts per month over a 6 month period


Demonstrate the YMCA core values:

  • Do the right thing
  • Put people first
  • Lead by example
  • Keep our promises

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)


Dallas Gonsalves
Phone: 604-673-6154
Email: dallas.gonsalves@gv.ymca.ca

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