Conversation Circle Facilitator

(Immigrant Services Guelph-Wellington)

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Position ID: V-GUE2630 Last Modified: 18 May 2018 Last Full Update: 18 May 2018
Opportunity Details
Impact StatementHelp your new and old neighbours practise English
ContactSreeja Venugopal, Volunteer Mobilizer, Immigrant Services Guelph-Wellington; Phone: (519) 836-2222 ext 260; Email:
DutiesWe are looking for an enthusiastic and committed volunteer to:  
• Lead a group of 12 – 15 participants 
• Plan weekly topics and prepare printed resources for the group  
• Provide ISGW staff with regular group updates 
• Utilize other volunteers for assistance
Benefits• You will gain experience working with adult ELL (English Language Learners)  
• You will be part of a team of committed and knowledgeable people from around the world supporting newcomers. 
• You will help further the goals of an organization with a progressive mission. 
• You will be appreciated for your contribution and will be credited for your work 
• You will be provided with information about the overall work of the agency and on the assigned project.
Ages18 year(s) and up
Suitable ForAdults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Post-secondary students ; Families ; Workplaces / Corporate Groups
Areas of InterestCommunity Outreach ; Education Support (Tutoring / Instruction) ; Newcomer Assistance ; Translation / Languages / Interpretation
Skills/ExperienceCommunication & Interpersonal Skills ; Confidentiality ; Creativity ; Customer Service ; Leadership ; Mentoring & Training ; Public Speaking ; Self-Motivated / Work Independently ; Team Work ; Translation & Languages ; • Excellent communication skills; friendly and patient 
• Group facilitation skills 
• Teaching ESL or adult education experience 
• Understand and appreciate people from various cultures 
• Eager to learn new skills
Commitment LengthShort Term (Up to 4 months) ; Medium Term (4 months to 1 year) ; Long Term (More than 1 year) ; Average 2-3 hours per week commitment. Minimum 4 month commitment per each workshop program. 
Wednesday group starts in September 2018. 
Thursday morning group starts September 13th, 2018. 
Thursday evening is ongoing.
Interaction LevelSmall Group
Minimum Hours3 / Week
Dates and TimesWednesday: Morning, Afternoon (11:30 - 1:00 pm) 
Thursday: Morning, Afternoon (9:00 - 10:00 am; 6:30 - 8:00 pm) 
Average 3 hours per week commitment.
SeasonsYear Round ; We will be running different programs during the year. We are welcoming all interested volunteers to apply all year around.
AccessibilityUnknown ; Wednesday noon Conversation Circle needs volunteer lead from September, in our office 104 Dawson Road. 
Thursday morning Conversation Circle will be held at Three Willow United Church, running parallel with the Food Shelf program, starting September 13. 
Thursday evening Conversation Circle is at Grange Hill East Neighbourhood Group, Community Room, 525 Grange Road (right side of Ken Danby School)
LocationThree Willow United Church:577 Willow Rd, Guelph, ON N1H 7H3; Grange Hill East Neighbourhood Group,
Number of PositionsGuelph: 5 individual(s) 
5 individual(s) needed in total.
TrainingOrientation ; Training is provided
TransportationNear public transit
Police CheckRequired
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Start DateOn or after 31 May 2018 and on or before 31 May 2018
Display Until31 Oct 2018
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Organization NameImmigrant Services Guelph-Wellington
Office Phone519-836-2222
Address & Map
104 Dawson Rd, Unit 102
Guelph, ON N1H 1A6
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