Volunteer Job Board

Volunteering can be a great way to gain valuable experience in the field of Language Training, connect with peers and make new contacts, gain professional development credits for TESL Ontario Accredited Membership Renewal or to simply give back to your community.


TESL Ontario - Private Sector Committee
Position(s): Private Sector Committee Chairperson, Private Sector Committee Member

Chairperson Postion

Responsibilities:
Posts are 2 years in length from AGM to AGM with a potential further 2-year term. The Chairperson is expected to attend and lead face-to-face and/or online meetings (6-12 per year). The Chairperson leads an annual review of the Private Sector Committee Strategic Plan and the projects required to support the implementation of its strategic goals. Thereafter, he or she will delegate responsibility for and supervise the completion of said projects. The Chairperson can anticipate an email-based workload of 6-10 hours per month.

Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of teaching experience and 3+ years in a supervisory, administrative or teacher-training role at private postsecondary institutions
  • 2-4 years of experience as a committee member within TESL Ontario or an organization in the education sector
  • Recognized teaching qualification conforming to Languages Canada standards
  • Master's degree in TESOL, Applied Linguistics or a related field an advantage
  • Broad understanding of the private language education sector in Canada and issues affecting its educators
  • Strategic planning, project management and teamwork skills
  • Experience in budget management
  • Demonstrated strong commitment to professional development
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and multiculturalism
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Highly-motivated and enthusiastic  

Committee Member Positions

Responsibilities:
Posts are 2 years in length from AGM to AGM with a potential further 2-year term. Committee members are expected to attend face-to-face and/or online meetings (6-12 per year). They will assist the committee chair with projects in support of the committee's vision, mission and strategic goals. Committee members can anticipate an email-based workload of 3-5 hours per month.
 
Qualifications:

  • Recognized teaching qualification according to Languages Canada standards (TESL Canada Level 1 or equivalent, CELTA, Trinity TESOL)
  • Minimum of 3 years of teaching experience and a further 2 years in a supervisory, administrative or teacher-training role in the private language education sector
  • Broad understanding of the private language education sector and issues affecting its educators
  • Strong teamwork skills and communication skills
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Experience in teacher training and development
  • Demonstrated commitment to professional development
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and multiculturalism
  • Highly-motivated and enthusiastic


How to apply:
Click here to complete the online application form. Please note you will be required to upload a current copy of your resume. 

The application deadline is Monday April 24, 2017.

Posted March 21, 2017


VHA Home HealthCare
Location: Scarborough
Position: In-Home ESL Tutors for Parents and Tots

To help newcomer parents (clients)—who can’t access ESL classes because of child care needs—learn English. You’ll assist parents to read, write and practice conversational English       they need to access resources, educational programs and employment opportunities. You’ll visit the parents in their home while their children are present.    

RESPONSIBILITIES       
  • Mentor  parent to improve their knowledge of English conversational skills       
  • Identify learning needs and provide support       
  • Help client develop self-confidence speaking and listening to English       
  • Research relevant topics of interest to promote learning and life skills       
  • Plan, organize and prepare weekly lesson plans       
  • Prepare topics to widen client’s knowledge of community resources and opportunities       
  • Provide feedback and guidance on language development       
  • Attend monthly  volunteer education/training       
  • Submit weekly log        
TIME COMMITMENT       
  • Two hours a week       
  • Minimum 6 month commitment        
QUALIFICATIONS        
  • Experience in teaching ESL to newcomers or willingness to be trained       
  • Desire to mentor       
  • Good command of the English language       
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills       
  • Dependable, self motivated, ability to facilitate with minimal supervision       
  • Deep caring about newcomers and commitment to teaching       
  • Ability to recognize and respect cultural differences and apply this knowledge in cross-cultural interaction        
SCREENING AND SUPERVISION       
  • Application form with two references       
  • Interview       
  • Signed volunteer and confidentiality agreements       
  • Clear Criminal reference check including the Vulnerable Sector Screening       
  • Report to Program Supervisor on a regular basis       
  • Volunteer Coordinator will be available for support  
Interested applicants should send resume to Roseanna Wirt at rwirt@vha.ca by March 10, 2017.
 

Posted January 11, 2017


TESL Ontario - Registry of Experts in Research

The TESL Ontario Research Committee has adopted a new model of support, the current committee will be replaced by a "Registry of Experts in Research".

TESL Ontario is calling for interested members to join a Registry of Experts in Research to contribute to a range of research related tasks and activities to support the mandate and strategic direction of the organization. Activities and tasks will involve the following:

  • Design and carry out research using tools such as surveys, interviews, focus groups
  • Review professional and research literature to identify trends and needs
  • Use a variety of approaches to analyze and interpret research data
  • Prepare and present research reports

Members will be asked to identify areas of expertise and articulate the ways in which they are able to contribute.

Please complete the online application form and attach a current CV.

Posted January 18, 2017


TESL Ontario - Social Content Committee
Location: Online
Position: LinkedIn Account Manager

TESL Ontario is looking for one volunteer to join the TESL Ontario Social Content Committee as the Linkedin Account Manager.

Requirements & Time Commitment:

  • Current TESL Ontario member
  • Access to a computer with internet capabilities
  • Ability to work from home
  • Comfortable with technology
  • Experience using Social Media
  • Solid Understanding of Social Media tools
  • Ability to commit to a minimum two-year term
  • Attend conference calls and/or meetings approximately 1 hour in length (3 - 4 meetings per year)
  • Approximately 6 - 8 hours per month

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage and maintain the TESL Ontario Linkedin company page and member group.
  • Posting new conversations, events, resources, TESL Ontario news and jobs on the TESL Ontario Linkedin group
  • Manage new group membership requests and flagged conversations on TESL Ontario's Linkedin group
  • Post appropriate jobs, events, news, resources and other material of interest to TESL Ontario's Linkedin company page
  • Review member-posted material on the TESL Ontario Linkedin group
  • Participate in committee meetings and provides input on various committee projects and topics of discussion
  • Collaborate with other committee team members to provide a coordinated social media effort.

Application Deadline is January 25, 2017. Interested applicants must fill out the online application form, please note that you will be required to attach a resumé.

Click here to apply for the volunteer position.

Posted January 11, 2017


TESL Ontario - Social Content Committee
Location: Online
Position: YouTube Channel Manager

TESL Ontario is looking for one volunteer to join the TESL Ontario Social Content Committee as the YouTube Channel Manager.

Requirements & Time Commitment:

  • Current TESL Ontario member
  • Access to a computer with internet capabilities
  • Ability to work from home
  • Comfortable with technology
  • Experience using YouTube and Social Media
  • Solid Understanding of YouTube Channel management
  • Solid understanding of video editing an asset
  • Ability to commit to a minimum two-year term
  • Attend conference calls and/or meetings approximately 1 hour in length (3 - 4 meetings per year)
  • Approximately 6 - 8 hours per month

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage and maintain the TESL Ontario YouTube Channel  
  • Help increase the TESL Ontario YouTube Channel followers
  • Post new videos to YouTube Channel and collaborate with other Social Content Committee members to promote new videos
  • Manage and collaborate with a two video volunteers to create new video content for the TESL Ontario YouTube Channel
  • Participate in committee meetings and provide input on various committee projects and topics of discussion
  • Collaborate with other committee team members to provide a coordinated social media effort
  • Collaborate with the TESL Ontario webinar team on occasional promotional release of TESL Ontario webinars

Application Deadline is February 4, 2017. Interested applicants must fill out the online application form, please note that you will be required to attach a resumé.

Click here to apply for the volunteer position.

Posted January 19, 2017


TESL Ontario
Location: Online
Position: Video Volunteers (2 positions available)

TESL Ontario is looking for two video volunteers to to work with the TESL Ontario YouTube Channel Manager on the development of TESL Ontario's YouTube Channel.

Requirements & Time Commitment:

  • Current TESL Ontario member
  • Access to a computer with internet capabilities
  • Ability to work from home
  • Comfortable with technology
  • Solid understanding of editing software programs and techniques
  • Experience creating video content an asset
  • Comfortable with YouTube
  • Ability to commit to a minimum two-year term
  • Attend conference calls and/or meetings approximately 1 hour in length (3 - 4 meetings per year)
  • Approximately 6 - 8 hours per month

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work with the TESL Ontario YouTube Channel Manager  to develop new content for the TESL Ontario video library
  • Develop / edit promotional videos for webinars, TESL Ontario annual conference and other TESL Ontario initiatives as required
  • Participate in meetings with the YouTube Channel Manager and other video volunteers
  • Collaborate with Social Content committee team members to provide a coordinated social media effort
  • Collaborate with the TESL Ontario webinar team in video needs as required


Application Deadline is February 4, 2017. Interested applicants must fill out the online application form, please note that you will be required to attach a resumé.

Click here to apply for the volunteer position.

Posted January 19, 2017


TESL Ontario - Webinar Team
Location: Online
Position: Webinar Moderators (2 positions available)

The TESL Ontario webinar team is looking for additional webinar moderator volunteers to help keep the project moving forward smoothly and efficiently. If you have some free time, an interest in technology and want to be a part of a successful team, this is a great opportunity for you! Full training will be provided.

This is your chance to learn about:

  • Using and navigating a webinar platform
  • Moderating webinars
  • Presenter management
  • Working as a part of a large volunteer team

Requirements & Time Commitment

  • Must be a current TESL Ontario member
  • Access to a computer with internet capabilities (if required, TESL Ontario will provide a headset/microphone and a webcam)
  • Ability to work from home
  • Comfortable with technology
  • Ability to work collaboratively and respectfully within a large team environment
  • Willingness to participate in moderator training (conducted online)
  • Ability to commit to a minimum two-year term
  • Approximately 6 - 8 hours per month

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Moderation of live webinar, including troubleshooting technical difficulties, managing audience questions, and opening and closing the webinar room
  • Assisting and supporting the presenter, including helping familiarize the presenter with webinar technology and conducting a practice run with the presenter.
  • Presenter management
  • Other webinar duties as required

Application Deadline is February 15, 2017.  Click here to apply.

Posted January 19, 2017


TESL Ontario - Blog Team
Location: Online
Position: Occasional Bloggers

  • Have you had an inspiring teaching moment recently?
  • Do you have a success story to share?
  • Did you know the Reflections from the Field section of the TESL Ontario Blog is open for you to share your stories and experiences?

This special section of the blog is open to all TESL Ontario members to submit posts about:

  • personal and professional achievements,
  • success stories,
  • motivational stories,  
  • experiences that make working in the language training field rewarding or
  • any teaching related experience that will offer inspiration to your peers.

There is no long term commitment to contribute to the Reflections from the Field section of the TESL Blog. All members are simply invited to submit a post whenever you have something to share.   
 
Submission Guidelines

  • Post should be a personal reflection / story / experience related to English language training and should be written in the first person
  • Names of students and colleagues should be changed for privacy reasons
  • Occasional bloggers may choose to submit a photo and short bio to go along with the post
  • Post should ideally be between 350 and 700 words in length
  • Contributors whose posts are chosen for publication will be provided with a certificate for two hours of professional development that can be used for renewal of TESL Ontario accredited membership
  • All submissions are subject to approval and will be reviewed by the TESL Ontario blog administrators. All entries are also subject to minor editing to conform with publication standards

If you would like to contribute to the Reflections from the Field special section for the TESL Ontario blog, please contact the TESL Ontario blog administrators at blog@teslontario.org.

Posted January 16, 2017


Teach and Learn With Georgia
Location: Tbilisi, Georgia
Position: English Teacher

The Ministry of Education and Science of Georgia is recruiting English teachers to teach the English language in Georgian public schools through the program “Teach and Learn with Georgia” by giving schoolchildren interactive classes and communicating with them on a daily basis. Come and be a part of this exciting program.

Benefits to TLG volunteers:

  • Round-trip To and From Georgia
  • Orientation Training Upon Arrival
  • Language Basics Preparation Medical Insurance
  • Provided Housing and Living Accommodations
  • Paid Leave during Winter Break Monthly
  • Stipend of Georgian Laris (GEL)
  • Mobile Phone/SIM on the TLG Corporate Network
  • 24/7 Support from the TLG Staff
  • A Safe Environment Rewarding Cultural Immersion

Minimum qualifications:

  • Education: BA/BS in education, didactics, linguistics, methodology in teaching a foreign language or in any related discipline - OR BA/BS in any discipline and teaching experience / foreign language teaching certificate. - OR a final year Bachelor’s degree student of the following disciplines: education, didactics, linguistics, teaching a foreign language or in any related discipline
  • A clean nationwide Criminal Record Check (CRC)
  • Medical test clearance
  • Ability and willingness to adapt to unfamiliar customs and family norms
  • Volunteer contracts are signed per academic year, with options to extend.

Apply NOW at http://tlg.gov.ge

Email us at tlgadmin@tpdc.ge

Posted August 26, 2016


Shain Wuunu Experimental Arts Centre
Location: Palomino, La Guajira, Colombia
Position: ESL Instructor

You will be provided food, lodging and travel assistance in exchange for 1.5 hours per day of teaching English, mentoring the Centre’s children on critical thinking and fostering self-education. Shain Wuunu is a brand new rural centre offering after school programs in ESL, technology and arts. Selected volunteers will need to provide a vulnerable sector policy check before departure.

For more information visit www.shainwuunu.com or email us anytime.

Interested applicants should send resume to Adriana Rosselli at hola@shainwuunu.com

Posted August 25, 2016


International Humanity Foundation
Location: Indonesia (Bali, Jakarta, Aceh, Medan), Kenya (Nakuru)
Position: NGO Co-Directors Needed: Coordinate & Manage Non-Profit Children’s/Education Center (for Kenya and Indonesia)

IHF is looking for hard – working, dedicated volunteers to commit their time and talents for one year in one of our children’s homes and education centers in Indonesia and Kenya.

In Indonesia, we have four education centers in Bali, Jakarta, Medan and Banda Aceh. Our Jakarta center provides a home to a small number of children. All Indonesia centers hold English, Math and Computer classes for disadvantaged children aged 6-17 to supplement the limited Indonesian public education system. Your role would include teaching and supervising classes as well as organizing various activities at the center.

We have children’s homes in Kenya.

Our Kenya center is a home for children of various ages from the impoverished region of East Pokot.  This is the biggest IHF center, with approximately 65 children. This is an extremely busy center and you will need to be flexible and prepared to work long hours Living conditions in East Pokot are harsh, and we provide basic needs such as a home, food, and access to education for children who would otherwise go without. We have a large farm and part of the role will be the management of the farm to produce food for the center.

Your role in Kenya centers would include fostering a familial environment for the children, overseeing their education and managing the various needs and activities in the center. However the role has many diverse dimensions and is an excellent opportunity to learn about different forms of international development practice.

IHF is a grassroots, all-volunteer organization with no central office, so co-Directors complete 4 hours of international work daily that consists of various administrative tasks.

Interested applicants should send resume and cover letter to hiring4@ihfonline.org

Posted August 12, 2016


International Humanity Foundation
Location: Indonesia (Bali, Jakarta, Aceh, Medan), Kenya (Nakuru)
Position: International Work Study volunteers Needed: Children & Education focused NGO (Kenya & Indonesia)

  • You must be fluent in written and spoken English.
  • We value volunteers who are creative and innovative, willing to take responsibility and easily adapt to new conditions and unexpected situations.
  • The duration of the program is 4 weeks (fixed).
  • Minimum age 18 years old.

Each IHF center is a product of its environment and follows the cultural code and norms of its host country. So must our staff and interns. Our volunteers must have high inter-cultural sensitivity and be tolerant to different views and ways of life.

The International Humanity Foundation (IHF) is seeking forward-thinking, dynamic individuals of all ages/backgrounds to contribute to our international centers as part of our Volunteer Work Study Program. IHF runs children’s home in Nakuru, Kenya with approximately 50 children, as well as education centers in Bali, Medan, Banda Aceh and Jakarta, Indonesia.

As a Work Study Volunteer, you would complete four hours of local work and four hours of international work a day alongside an international staff dedicated to global development and helping children have access to more opportunities. You will have substantial responsibilities and be a valued part of a grassroots not-for- profit NGO at the ground level.

Interested applicants should send resume and cover letter to applications@ihfonline.org

Posted August 12, 2016


International Humanity Foundation
Location: Thailand
Position: NGO Co-Director Needed: Coordinate & Manage Non-Profit Children’s Home—Thailand

IHF is looking for hard – working, dedicated volunteers to commit their time and talents for one year in one of our children’s homes and education centers in Thailand.

We have children’s homes in Thailand. Our Thailand center is a home for eight older children from a nearby hill tribe. Teenagers from this marginalized community come to our center for a stable home and the chance for an education.

Your role in Thailand centers would include fostering a familial environment for the children, overseeing their education and managing the various needs and activities in the center. However the role has many diverse dimensions and is an excellent opportunity to learn about different forms of international development practice.

IHF is a grassroots, all-volunteer organization with no central office, so co-Directors complete 4 hours of international work daily that consists of various administrative tasks.

  • Your role will be to manage the day-to-day maintenance of the center’s programs and initiatives alongside an international staff, in the effort to provide a better opportunity for children’s futures. You are asked to complete at least 4 hours a day of local work and 4 hours a day of international work, 6 days a week.
  • Your role would include teaching and supervising classes as well as organizing various activities at the Indonesia’s centers.
  • You will coordinate the short-term volunteers staying at your center, giving them support and organizing their local tasks.
  • All co-Directors manage one or more of our international task teams, such as University Relations, Fundraising, Teacher Training or Media.
  • You will work closely with co-Directors at other centers to manage these teams and will receive unique training in a multi-level, multifaceted system. You will be assigned your teams according to your experience and skills.

Interested applicants should send resume and cover letter to hiring4@ihfonline.org

Posted August 12, 2016


International Humanity Foundation
Location: Thailand, Kenya
Position: International Humanity Foundation – Executive Director Thailand and Kenya

The International Humanity Foundation works globally to provide support and education for children from marginalised tribes and children in poverty through our children’s homes in Kenya and Thailand and our education centres in Indonesia.

About the Role

We need an Executive Director to undertake senior management of our children’s homes in Kenya and Thailand and have responsibility for our global fundraising, grants, our online presence, organisational policy, strategy and knowledge management. The role is residential in Nakuru, Kenya. Hours of work: 54 per week. Salary: 500$ per calendar month.

Main Tasks:

  • Oversee the management of our children’s homes in Nakuru, Kenya and Chiang Rai, Thailand. Ensure financial stability of the homes and compliance with local children’s, home registration, employment and NGO/Foundation reporting legislation.
  • Recruit, manage and support teams of Co-Directors in each children’s home and in our international online teams.
  • Lead on global fundraising and the financial sustainability of IHF
  • Report directly to our CEO/Founder and the Board of Trustees.
  • In partnership with the Executive Director for Indonesia, review and develop policy and procedure for volunteer recruitment and management, financial processes, our media presence, immigration and program development.
  • Lead on child policy and child protection. • Develop and implement global knowledge management systems.
  • Hands on work in the children’s homes to understand the Family environment, culture and challenges in each center.

Requirements

Qualifications

  • Graduate level education (Essential)
  • Postgraduate qualification (Desirable)
  • Training in administration/management (Desirable)
  • Senior management experience in the voluntary sector (Essential)
  • Experience in fund-raising, advocacy and public relations, including working with media (Essential)
  • Experience of working in Africa (Essential)
  • Experience of working in Asia (Desirable)
  • Experience in senior level contract negotiation and programme delivery with government/inter-governmental agencies and corporate bodies (Essential)
  • Experience in management at a distance (Desirable)
  • Direct experience of working with children, especially teenagers (Essential)

Knowledge

  • Excellent knowledge and understanding of implementing development programmes in Africa with a variety of institutional donors (Essential)
  • Knowledge of donor relations and individual fundraising (Desirable)
  • Knowledge of children and employment legislation and ability to understand this in the context of Kenya and Thailand. Knowledge of child protection policy and procedure (Essential)

Interested applicants should send resume and cover letter to hiring4@ihfonline.org

Posted August 12, 2016


Kitchener Public Library
Location: Kitchener, Ontario
Position: English Conversation Circle Leaders and Assistants

Help newcomers learn English and become a part of our community!

We are looking for people with experience teaching or working with ESL students, to lead or assist with English Conversation Circles at several library locations.

This is a unique opportunity to put your skills to work while creating opportunities for our new neighbours. Through activities, lessons, and games, you’ll help introduce or strengthen conversational English, and share information about Canadian culture and customs.

Waterloo Region is home to more than 1,200 Syrian refugees. While children are learning English in school, this is your chance to have a lasting impact on the lives of adults.

For more information, go here: http://www.kpl.org/volunteer/opportunities Please read the full opportunity description before applying.

Interested applicants should contact Sherry Erb, Manager, Volunteer Services at Sherry.Erb@kpl.org or by phone at: 519-743-0271 x222 by August 5, 2016

Posted July 7, 2016


Teach and Learn With Georgia
Location: Tbilisi, Georgia
Position: English Teacher

The Ministry of Education and Science of Georgia is recruiting English instructors to teach the English language in Georgian public schools through the program “Teach and Learn with Georgia” by giving school children interactive classes and communicating with them on a daily basis. Come and be a part of this exciting program.

Interested applicants should email resume to: tlgadmin@tpdc.ge by July 15, 2016.

Posted June 22, 2016


International Humanity Foundation (IHF)
Location: Kenya and Indonesia
Position: International Work Study volunteers

The International Humanity Foundation (IHF) is seeking forward-thinking, dynamic individuals of all ages/backgrounds to contribute to our international centers as part of our Volunteer Work Study Program. IHF runs children’s home in Nakuru, Kenya with approximately 50 children, as well as education centers in Bali, Medan, Banda Aceh and Jakarta, Indonesia.

As a Work Study Volunteer, you would complete four hours of local work and four hours of international work a day alongside an international staff dedicated to global development and helping children have access to more opportunities. You will have substantial responsibilities and be a valued part of a grassroots not-for-profit NGO at the ground level.

About the role

Local tasks vary from center to center, day to day.

  • At our Indonesian education centers, you will teach English to young students for whom English is a tool to secure better jobs in the future.
  • In our children’s home in Kenya, daily tasks will include assisting with homework and organizing projects and activities for the children once they‘re back from the schools.
  • At all centers, you will provide the co-Directors with needs-based assistance in the daily maintenance of the centers, becoming a part of the IHF family and integral to the work we do.
  • For your international tasks, you will be assigned teams made up of volunteers from other centers and you will work on administrative tasks for not just the center you are staying in, but for the whole organization.
  • Your tasks may include producing media content, assisting with fundraising efforts and generating online outreach efforts to promote our organization’s goals and projects.

If you are ready to apply, please send your CV to applications@ihfonline.org

Posted June 22, 2016


International Humanity Foundation (IHF)
Location: Chiang Rai, Thailand
Position: Thailand Homestay with International Non-Profit: NGO with Children’s Home in Thailand Seeking Volunteers

The International Humanity Foundation (IHF) is seeking forward-thinking, dynamic individuals of all ages/backgrounds to contribute to our children’s home in Chiang Rai, Thailand as part of our Volunteer Work-Study Program. Our center provides a stable, safe home and educational opportunities for children, currently for five teenagers. As a Work-Study Volunteer, you would complete four hours of local work and four hours of international work a day alongside an international staff dedicated to global development and helping children have access to more opportunities. You will have substantial responsibilities and be a valued part of a grassroots not-for-profit NGO at the ground level.

About the role

Local tasks vary, day to day.

  • In our children’s homes in Thailand, daily tasks will include shopping, cooking, cleaning, house repairs, and being available to the children if they need anything. The children are very busy, all five attend school and four of them also have jobs. This experience is similar to a homestay, where you are a valuable part of the household but you also have time to enjoy the sites around Chiang Rai.
  • At all centers, you will provide the co-Directors with needs-based assistance in the daily maintenance of the centers, becoming a part of the IHF family and integral to the work we do.
  • For your international tasks, you will be assigned teams made up of volunteers from other centers and you will work on administrative tasks for not just the center you are staying in, but for the whole organization.
  • Your tasks may include producing media content, assisting with fundraising efforts and generating online outreach efforts to promote our organization’s goals and projects.

If you have any questions about our organization or programs, please contact volunteering@ihfonline.org

If you are ready to apply, please send your CV to applications@ihfonline.org

Posted June 22, 2016


International Humanity Foundation (IHF)
Location: Nakuru, Kenya
Position: Volunteer Math Teacher needed for NGO: International Non-Profit with a Children’s Home in Kenya

The International Humanity Foundation (IHF) is seeking a volunteer Math Teacher for its Nakuru, Kenya children’s home as part of our Volunteer Work Study Program. Our center is a children’s home and provides emergency relief to the tribes in East Pokot. This is the biggest IHF center, with approximately 50 children of various ages. The children are from the marginalized Pokot tribe, whose conditions are amongst the worse in Kenya. Living conditions in this region are harsh, and we provide basic needs such as a home, food, and access to education for children who would otherwise go without. All our children go to schools outside of the center. We also run livestock donation projects and other initiatives to relieve the extreme poverty where we can.

About the role

As a Math Teacher Work Study Volunteer, you would complete four hours of local work and four hours of international work a day alongside an international staff dedicated to global development and helping children have access to more opportunities. You will have substantial responsibilities and be a valued part of a grassroots not-for-profit NGO at the ground level.

Local tasks vary from center to center, day to day.

This is a great opportunity to experience the overall management of an international organization and receive training in a multi-level, multifaceted work environment. Before arrival at the center, you will already become a part of the team by completing pre-trip tasks with our international teams to gain an understanding of the kind of work you will be doing.

See our great ratings at http://greatnonprofits.org/reviews/international-humanity-foundation-1/.

If you have any questions about our organization or programs, please contact volunteering@ihfonline.org.

If you are ready to apply, please send your CV to applications@ihfonline.org.

Interested applicants should email resume to: tlgadmin@tpdc.ge by July 15, 2016.

Posted June 22, 2016


International Humanity Foundation (IHF)
Location: Indonesia or Kenya
Position: Voluntourist needed: Children & Education Focused International NGO in Indonesia & Kenya

International Humanity Foundation (IHF) is seeking forward-thinking, dynamic individuals of all ages and backgrounds to contribute to our international centers as part of our Voluntourist program. IHF runs children’s home in Nakuru, Kenya Kenya with approximately 50 children, as well as education centers in Bali, Jakarta, Banda Aceh and Medan, Indonesia. As a Voluntourist, you would gain hands-on experience with an international not-for-profit NGO at the ground level and contribute your time and talents to substantially helping provide better opportunities for young people.

About the role

You will complete four hours of at-center work a day. These tasks vary from center to center, day to day. At our Indonesian education centers, you will teach English to young students for whom English is a tool to secure better jobs in the future. In our children’s home in Kenya, daily tasks will include assisting with homework and organizing projects and activities for the children once they‘re back from the schools. At all centers, you will provide the co-Directors with needs-based assistance in the daily maintenance of the centers, becoming a part of the IHF family and integral to the work we do.

This is an ideal opportunity to gain first hand experience in international development, but still have time to explore a new place and culture. In Indonesia, our centers offer unique insights into Balinese Hinduism, the busy capital of Jakarta, or the beautiful and wild Sumatra where Aceh and Medan centers are based. Our Kenya center is close to numerous wildlife parks and safaris, while our Thailand center is in the vicinity of incredible temples, waterfalls and scenery. You will have plenty of time to visit these incredible settings, but work must remain a priority.

Interested applicants should send your CV to applications@ihfonline.org.

Posted June 22, 2016


2016 Tim Hortons Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival
Location: Ottawa
Position: Alternates Section, Beer Crew, Kitchen Crew and Site Operations Area Volunteers

The 2016 Tim Hortons Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival, which is taking place from June 23rd-June 26th is just around the corner and is in need of Volunteers within our Alternates Section, Beer Crew, Kitchen Crew and Site Operations Area.

Registration will be closing soon so please register on-line at http://www.dragonboat.net/volunteer.aspx and join us at Ottawa’s beautiful Mooney’s Bay Park for some live music and good food, all in support of local charities.

Thanks and we look forward to meeting you!

Posted June 9, 2016


Fu Hui Education Foundation
Location: Online via Skype
Position: ESL Volunteers

Fu Hui Education Foundation is planning to run a very unique English Summer Camp Program for the fourth time – from the end of June to early August this year. This camp will be held for over 200 Fu Hui sponsored students at the Hui Li Experimental High School in Sichuan (http://www.hlsyzx.cn/).

We are looking for volunteers who are:

  • Patient, friendly and willing to work with students; and
  • Proficient English speakers, with good pronunciation, listening and grammar skills.

We will be interacting with the students remotely using the Skype video conferencing feature. The students in China will have access to laptops and network connections during these sessions. To work effectively with the students, each volunteer must have the latest version of SKYPE installed and functional on their own computer, together with a webcam and a microphone.

Please check the link below for further information about the camp: https://onedrive.live.com/redir?resid=4080F9174C48F06A!3200&authkey=!ACx...

For this year’s Summer Camp, we are working with the following dates:

  • Junior 3 Camp – June 24 to July 7, 2016
  • Junior 2 Camp - July 12 to July 25, 2016
  • Senior 1 Camp – July 26 to August 8, 2016

If you are interested in helping as a Skype volunteer, please use the following link to register and provide the following information: http://goo.gl/forms/XKV7aMu2rfGHkLfy2

Please complete the form and register before June 4, 2016. If you have any questions please email us at: summer.camp@fuhuieducation.org.

Posted May 31, 2016


2016 Tim Hortons Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival
Location: Ottawa
Position: Festival Volunteers

We want you to join the Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival’s volunteer team June 23-26, 2016 at Mooney’s Bay Park in Ottawa!

Have a great time, complete community service hours and support local charities. This year’s top 4 volunteers (as nominated and chosen by staff and leaders) will each receive a gift certificate for a 2 person rafting trip at Wilderness Tours!

We are really in need of volunteers within our Alternates Section, Bar Services Area and Site Operations Crew.

If you are interested, please sign up today at www.dragonboat.net/volunteer

We look forward to meeting you as well as having you join our team!

Posted May 20, 2016


2016 Tim Hortons Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival
Location: Ottawa
Position: Festival Volunteers

We want you to join the Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival’s volunteer team June 23-26, 2016 at Mooney’s Bay Park in Ottawa!

Have a great time, complete community service hours and support local charities. We are need of volunteers within our Alternates Section, Bar Services Area, Site Operations Team and Welcoming Crew. This year’s top 4 volunteers (as nominated and chosen by staff and leaders) will each receive a gift certificate for a 2 person rafting trip at Wilderness Tours!

Sign up today at www.dragonboat.net/volunteer

Posted May 30, 2016


2016 Tim Hortons Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival
Location: Ottawa
Position: Festival Volunteers

We want you to join the Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival’s volunteer team June 23-26, 2016 at Mooney’s Bay Park in Ottawa!

Have a great time, complete community service hours and support local charities. This year’s top 4 volunteers (as nominated and chosen by staff and leaders) will each receive a gift certificate for a 2 person rafting trip at Wilderness Tours!

We are really in need of volunteers within our Alternates Section, Bar Services Area and Site Operations Crew.

If you are interested, please sign up today at www.dragonboat.net/volunteer

We look forward to meeting you as well as having you join our team!

Posted May 20, 2016


Welcome Centre Immigrant Services, Mobile Unit
Location: Alliston, Orillia, Collingwood
Position: Volunteer Tutor

Volunteer Needed!!!

The Welcome Centre Immigrant Services Mobile Unit runs the English Conversation Circle for Newcomers in Collingwood, Orillia and Alliston. This program is to help newcomers practice English and build up their social network. We are looking for a volunteer tutor with ESL teaching experience and/or having an interest in helping immigrants.

Duties

  • Facilitate the English Conversation Circle once a week
  • Teach English to a group of newcomer clients
  • Help clients integrate to the community

Required Skills

  • Strong presentation and group facilitation skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • TESL Training is an asset

Benefits

  • Make new friends with community members
  • Learn new cultures and share in the cultural diversity!

Where/When

  • Learning Centre (46 Wellington Street West, Alliston)
    Every Wednesday, 2:00pm to 3:30pm
  • Orillia Public Library (36 Mississaga Street W, Orillia)
    Every Wednesday, 4:30pm to 6:00pm
  • Tracks Employment Agency (50 Hume Street, Collingwood)
    Every Tuesday, 4:00pm to 5:30pm

How to apply

Please contact Irina Efimova at: irina.efimova@welcomecentre.ca 

Only successful candidates will be contacted for an interview

Posted April 25, 2016


TESL Ontario
Location: Online
Position: TESL Ontario Linkedin Account Manager, Social Content Committee

TESL Ontario is looking for one volunteer to join the TESL Ontario Social Content Committee as the Linkedin Account Manager.

The mandate of the Social Content Committee is: • To provide TESL Ontario members with an online professional community in which they can connect with their peers, obtain and share relevant resources, and teaching strategies. • To develop and provide direction, planning and execution of a social media strategy and practices for TESL Ontario that would result in a professional community for its members.

Requirements & Time Commitment:

  • Current TESL Ontario member
  • Access to a computer with internet capabilities
  • Ability to work from home
  • Comfortable with technology
  • Experience using Social Media
  • Solid Understanding of Social Media tools
  • Ability to commit to a minimum two-year term
  • Attend conference calls and/or meetings approximately 1 hour in length (3 - 4 meetings per year)
  • Approximately 6 - 8 hours per month

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manages and maintains the TESL Ontario Linkedin company page and member group. Posting new conversations, events, resources, TESL Ontario news and jobs on the TESL Ontario Linkedin group
  • Manages new group membership requests and flagged conversations on TESL Ontario's Linkedin group
  • Posts appropriate jobs, events, news, resources and other material of interest to TESL Ontario's Linkedin company page
  • review member-posted material on the TESL Ontario Linkedin group
  • Participate in committee meetings and provide input on various committee projects and topics of discussion
  • Collaborate with other committee team members to provide a coordinated social media effort.

Application Deadline is April 25, 2016. Interested applicants must fill out the online application form, please note that you will be required to attach a resumé.

Click here to apply for the volunteer position.

Posted April 4, 2016


TESL Hamilton-Wentworth (Affiliate Chapter of TESL Ontario)
Location: Hamilton
Position: TESL Hamilton Executive Committee Members (4 positions available)

The TESL Hamilton Affiliate Chapter is currently seeking applications from TESL Ontario members for up to four Member-at-Large positions for its Executive Committee. There are monthly meetings in Hamilton between September and June. This is a great opportunity to network, help plan conferences, and become familiar with the organization, procedures, and events. The term ends in August 2018.

Interested individuals can submit the statement of interest form via email to to teslhamilton@gmail.com.

Posted March 23, 2016


International Humanity Foundation (IHF)
Location: Indonesia, Thailand or Kenya
Position: Volunteer Co-Director

About us

Are you looking for a long-term volunteer management opportunity?

IHF is looking for hard – working, dedicated volunteers to commit their time and talents for one year in one of our children’s homes and education centers in Indonesia, Thailand and Kenya.

In Indonesia, we have four education centers in Bali, Jakarta, Medan and Banda Aceh. Our Jakarta center provides a home to a small number of children. All Indonesia centers hold English, Math and Computer classes for disadvantaged children aged 6-17 to supplement the limited Indonesian public education system. Your role would include teaching and supervising classes as well as organizing various activities at the center.

We have children’s homes in Thailand and Kenya. Our Thailand center is a home for eight older children from a nearby hill tribe. Teenagers from this marginalized community come to our center for a stable home and the chance for an education.

Our Kenya center is a home for children of various ages from the impoverished region of East Pokot. This is the biggest IHF center, with approximately 65 children. This is an extremely busy center and you will need to be flexible and prepared to work long hours Living conditions in East Pokot are harsh, and we provide basic needs such as a home, food, and access to education for children who would otherwise go without. We have a large farm and part of the role will be the management of the farm to produce food for the center.

Your role in either of Kenya and Thailand centers would include fostering a familial environment for the children, overseeing their education and managing the various needs and activities in the center. However the role has many diverse dimensions and is an excellent opportunity to learn about different forms of international development practice.

IHF is a grassroots, all-volunteer organization with no central office, so co-Directors complete 4 hours of international work daily that consists of various administrative tasks.

About the role

Your role will be to manage the day-to-day maintenance of the center’s programs and initiatives alongside an international staff, in the effort to provide a better opportunity for children’s futures. You are asked to complete at least 4 hours a day of local work and 4 hours a day of international work, 6 days a week.

Your role would include teaching and supervising classes as well as organizing various activities at the Indonesia’s centers. You will coordinate the short-term volunteers staying at your center, giving them support and organizing their local tasks. All co-Directors manage one or more of our international task teams, such as University Relations, Fundraising, Teacher Training or Media.

You will work closely with co-Directors at other centers to manage these teams and will receive unique training in a multi-level, multifaceted system. You will be assigned your teams according to your experience and skills. Before arrival at the center, you will already become a part of the team by completing pre-trip tasks with our international teams to gain an understanding of the kind of work you will be doing.

This work can be challenging, but you will hone your time management skills and learn intimately how an NGO functions at both the ground and administrative levels. You will leave IHF with new highly transferable skills, a better understanding of international NGOs, and an unforgettable experience that will last the rest of your life.

Requirements

  • Fluency in both written and spoken English is essential.
  • Volunteers must commit to serve at least one year at the center. We value volunteers who are creative and innovative, willing to take responsibility and easily adapt to new conditions and unexpected situations.
  • We welcome applicants with any background, but prefer degrees in social studies, language, education, medicine, law, and social work.
  • Experience traveling, working or volunteering abroad will be an asset.
  • We require candidates have 1-2 years working experience in any field.
  • Experience with teaching and/or children is crucial. Minimum age requirement for Thailand and Kenya is 24 and 22 for Indonesian centers.
  • Each IHF center is a product of its environment and follows the cultural code and norms of its host country. So must our staff. Our volunteers must have high intercultural sensitivity and be tolerant to different views and ways of life.

Stipend

Basic accommodation and food is provided by IHF. You are a volunteer at the center and all local tasks completed are done so without pay. As a co-Director, you will receive a small monthly stipend.

This stipend results only from the international online work. The stipend is broken down as follows:

  • First 3 months: Training period $20 per month
  • 3-6 months: Assistant co-Director $50 per month
  • 6-9 months: Co-Director $80 per month
  • 9-12 months: Co-Director $100 per month

Strict IHF Policy: These stipends are fixed. They will not be raised for more experienced applicants, and everyone will be upgraded according to the timeframes outlined above and no sooner. There are no exceptions to this, regardless of what may be the situation in the center.

Apply

Please familiarize yourself further with our organization reading the IHF Annual report 2014 that contains the latest information about IHF Centers, Programs, Achievements, Finances and many more at http://hosted.verticalresponse.com/1317609/1928b08739/TEST/TEST/ and our blog, where you can find stories of current and former volunteers http://ihfblog.wordpress.com/home/

We were given a 2013 Inspiring Story—Responsible Tourism Award! Read more about it at http://rt.wildasia.org/2013/10/25/2013-inspiring-stories-destinations/. See our great ratings at http://greatnonprofits.org/reviews/international-humanity-foundation-1/.

 

If you’re ready to apply please send a copy of your resume, a cover letter, and any questions to hiring4@ihfonline.org

Posted January 29, 2016