Volunteer Posting 1627

ESL Volunteer
Calgary area
2 to 4 hours per week
closes in 219 days (Tue, 31 Dec)

January through April 2024 and September 2024 - April 2025 - Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:00 am-12:00 pm


Time Commitment:

One or two classes (2 to 4 hours) per week until the end of the session (April 2024).

Part-time ESL volunteers will assist ESL instructors in providing English language and related skills instruction, in a class of approximately ten older adult students. Volunteers will receive an orientation prior to starting.

Tuesday classes are basic English (beginner), Thursday classes are conversational English (intermediate to advanced).


Responsibilities include:

  • Creating a fun, interactive and informal class atmosphere; with a goal of improving conversational English.
  • Preparing and organizing materials for a fun and engaging class (i.e., handouts, props, etc.).
  • Assessing needs, objectives, and progress of each student in the class.
  • Utilizing a variety of teaching methods and strategies appropriate to the students’ abilities.
  • Securing and/or generating relatable materials to enrich the classroom experience.
  • Providing appropriate reinforcement and feedback to students.
  • Providing a respectful, constructive, and communicative classroom experience.
  • Adhering to JFSC’s standards including representing the agency in a positive and professional manner.


  • A good command of the English language.
  • Passion for making a difference in someone’s life.
  • Ability to speak a second language an asset but not mandatory.
  • Previous teaching experience an asset.


Play an integral role in supporting the mission, values, and guiding principles of JFSC.

Screening requirements:

  • Application
  • Interview
  • Two reference checks
  • Police Information Check

Sound like a great fit? If so, let’s connect! Please send your resume and cover letter to .

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