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Immigrant Services Guelph-Wellington
Virtual - The sessions will be conducted via Zoom.
• Welcome the group and facilitate the session  
• Select an appropriate workout routine that does not require any equipment 
• Provide a suitable sound system for music to be audible for participants through online meeting tools 
• Select the music and dance routine in advance 
• Ensure that participants are able to follow the moves 
• Demonstrate simple steps that can be easily followed 
• Maintain a warm and welcoming environment where the conversation partner is treated with dignity and respect 
• Record the time spent volunteering and preparing for the session that will include practicing and the actual session.  
• Communicate any concerns or challenges to the program coordinator
Cooking Around the World - Volunteer   Centre Wellington  East Wellington  Guelph  North Wellington  South Wellington 
Immigrant Services Guelph-Wellington
Through Online tools
• Welcome the group and facilitate the session using a device - phone, laptop, tablet etc.  
• Select an appropriate recipe  
• Provide a list of ingredients and cooking instructions at least 4 days prior to the session  
• Lead the cooking lesson 
• Provide for vegetarian options to be inclusive to as many participants as possible 
• Demonstrate active listening during the session 
• Explain unfamiliar words or ingredients when needed 
• If you are cooking an authentic dish from your country, explain some traditions associated with it 
• Record the time spend volunteering and preparing for the session that will include shopping, preparing and the actual session.  
• Maintain a warm and welcoming environment where the conversation partner is treated with dignity and respect 
• Plan meetings and gather resources to support the conversation partner’s language needs 
• Communicate any concerns or challenges to the program coordinator
Immigrant Services Guelph-Wellington
Guelph
• Encourage the conversation partner to speak and practice English through informal conversation 
• Initiate conversations based on appropriate topics  
• Demonstrate active listening during meetings with conversation partner 
• Explain unfamiliar concepts and words when needed 
• Maintain a warm and welcoming environment where the conversation partner is treated with dignity and respect 
• Suggest low-cost or free activities to do in the community 
• Regularly and consistently track meetings, including date, time, duration, online tool and content of meeting using the online form on ISGW website  
• Plan meetings and gather resources to support the conversation partner’s language needs 
• Communicate any concerns or challenges to the program coordinator
Mentor Family   Guelph 
Immigrant Services Guelph-Wellington
• Determine the kind of support to be offered to the client family based on their needs.  
• Provide ongoing support through friendship, guidance and advice. For example, accompany the family to outings, events, cooking, shopping etc.  
• Plan a fun activity together. For example, hiking, ice-skating, or the likes.  
• Work with the partner family to set goals with them.  
• Communicate with the Family Program Coordinator to monitor progress, provide information and make referrals if needed.  
• Link families to the required resources such as schools, doctors, etc, as needed and being mindful of the unique needs of each family.  
• Support the partner family with informal language training 
• Provide the meeting report to the Program Coordinator after each meeting.