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About the Position
Position #: 18393
OrganizationKitchener-Waterloo Multicultural Centre
Position: One-to-One Conversation English Tutor
Location: 102 King Street West, Kitchener
Impact Statement: Our Mission -- The K-W Multicultural Centre exists to foster the diversity which exists in this community and to facilitate the full participation of everyone who lives here.

Our Mandate -- Our mandate is to break down the barriers to full participation of new Canadians in the Kitchener-Waterloo Community and surrounding areas.
Description: Volunteers assist a second language learner in improving his/her skills in English, especially conversational skills for everyday living in Canada. Tutors come from a wide variety of backgrounds. Tutors will play a major role in helping their Learners feel comfortable in their second language and in Canada in general. The Learner can ask the Tutor questions about the many aspects of living and working in Canada (such as meeting their child’s teacher, attending a social or community event, chatting with colleagues at break time, etc).

Volunteers are matched with a New Canadian and meet once a week for 1-2 hours for a period of 4 - 6 months. Volunteer tutors should have a good English language skills (especially spoken English).
Requirements: Confidentiality, Work Without Supervision
Training Details: Orientation and training will be provided by the organization.
Working Conditions: Volunteers may meet with Learners in public settings such as libraries, cafes, etc.
Duration: 4 - 6 months
Timing: Anytime
Time Detail: 1-2 hours a week for approximately 6 months. Time to be agreed upon by tutor and Learner.
Age: 18+
Ideal for: An Individual
Transportation: On a bus route
Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible entrance, Wheelchair accessible washroom, Support Newcomers
Area(s) of Interest: Communication/Public Relations, Teaching/Tutoring, Newcomer Support
Skill(s): Cultural Awareness/Sensitivity, Interpersonal Communication, Communicate in Plain Language, Verbal Communication, Empathy, Flexibility
How to Apply
Application Link:
Website: http://www.kwmc.on.ca
Email: Send an Email Message
Contact: Rukmini Borooah
Phone: 519-745-2531 Ext. 149
Address: 102 King Street West Kitchener, N2G 1A6

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Volunteer Action Centre of Kitchener Waterloo and Area
(Townships Wellesley, Wilmot and Woolwich)
151 Frederick Street, Suite 500
Kitchener ON N2H 2M2
Phone: 519 742 8610
Fax: 519 742 0559
Monday - Thursday
9 am - 4 pm
Friday: 9 am - 12 pm
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