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About the Position
Position #: 19115
OrganizationKitchener Public Library
Position: English Conversation Circle Facilitator - English Conversation Circles
Location: Forest Heights Library, 251 Fischer-Hallman Road Kitchener, ON, Canada
Impact Statement: If you want to welcome newcomers to our community, volunteer with the English Conversation Circles (ECC) offered at Kitchener Public Library.

This is a unique opportunity to put your skills to work while creating positive connections with our new neighbours. Volunteers work together to create a inclusive and welcoming environment that encourages conversation, learning and socialization.
Description: We are looking for individuals who have experience teaching/working with ESL students, an interest in connecting with people with diverse backgrounds, and excellent interpersonal skills. Working as a team, volunteers lead activities and group discussions that facilitate conversational English, and share information about Canadian culture and customs.

English Conversation Circles are scheduled on Tuesday evenings at Country Hills Library and on Saturday mornings at Forest Heights Library.
Training Details: Training for successful candidates in early September 2019.
Working Conditions: Meeting room in library setting.
Duration: 7 - 12 months
Timing: Weekday - Evening, Weekend - Daytime
Time Detail: Tuesdays from 7:00-8:30pm at Country Hills Library
Saturdays from 9:30-11:00am at Forest Heights Library

Duration: September 2018 – May 2019 (with December holiday break and no programs on long weekends)
Age: 18+
Ideal for: An Individual
Transportation: On a bus route
Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible entrance, Wheelchair accessible washroom, Designated accessible parking space, Accessible work space, Support Newcomers
Area(s) of Interest: Library/Research , Mentoring / Tutoring, Newcomer Support
Skill(s): Cultural Awareness/Sensitivity, Interpersonal Communication, Communicate in Plain Language, Empathy, Respect
How to Apply
Application Link:
Email: Send an Email Message
Contact: Sherry Erb
Phone: 519-743-0271 Ext. 222
Address: 85 Queen Street North Kitchener, N2H 2H1


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Kitchener ON N2H 2M2

Phone: 519 742 8610
Fax: 519 742 0559

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Friday: 9 am - 12 pm
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