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• Lead a group of 12 – 15 participants
• Plan weekly topics and prepare resources for the group
• Provide ISGW staff with regular group updates
• Utilize other volunteers for assistance
* Volunteers will meet their Conversation Practice Partner in the community at agreed times and locations and provide opportunities for community engagement and conversation practice.
* Activities should be reflective of the needs of the newcomer but can include: discussing and touring major points of interest in the city, participating in community life and events (shopping at market, skating, meet for coffee), talking about daily living (transportation, daycare, accessing community services), meeting at a local library branch to discuss interesting current events, look at newspaper articles together and use library resources.
* In addition, 1-on-1 Conversation Practice requires volunteers to fill out a short tracking sheet for submission after each meeting.
• Provide ongoing support through friendship, guidance and advice. For example, accompany the family to appointments, outings, 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. 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.