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Position:
1855 - Volunteer Conversational French Instructor (in person) > Apply for a September START!
Organization:
Position Address:
Active Adult Centre: Central Parkway Mall, Suite 116, 377 Burnhamthorpe Road East, Mississauga, Ontario
Location:
Mississauga, Brampton

Goal

Active Adult Centre of Mississauga (AACM) is a welcoming place that celebrates individuality and diversity, inspiring older adults to embrace their vitality, optimize their health and well-being, and broaden their horizons. Our friendly Centre is open 7 days a week to 1400+ members who are involved in a wide variety of programs. We also are home to 7 different cultural older adult groups and clubs. The key word is 'Active'!

We see an urgent need at this time to recruit CONVERSATIONAL FRENCH INSTRUCTORS to volunteer their time at the Centre on a weekly basis, engaging our seniors who want to learn how to speak simple French in the course of healthy, enriching socialization.


Description

As a Volunteer Conversational French Instructor, you will be engaged to:

  • Lead and guide a small group of older adults (50+) in conversational French that is suitable for fun, socialization, and travel (with possibly a cultural perspective)
  • Plan a 3 MONTH informal 'lesson plan' (timetable with supporting materials, resources, handouts) See TIME COMMITMENT, below.
  • Lead 1 HOUR sessions, to be scheduled WEEKLY (exact number to be determined)
  • Engage in an ongoing evaluation of the capabilities of the group, and adjust the program accordingly
  • Employ French as an opportunity for our older adults to socialize

PLEASE APPLY AS SOON AS POSSIBLE, in anticipation of a September START. We ask that you contact our Volunteer Coordinator (Karmela) directly: [email protected].

Volunteers with 'profiles' in Volunteer MBC's Referral System should also click the yellow box 'Apply Now!' (above) to send your name/contact information to Active Adult Centre of Mississauga. By using 'Apply Now!', you will see a record of your application to AACM, and the date on which you applied, entered in your 'profile' for easy reference. Thank you!


Benefits

Excellent opportunity to enhance your experience in French language teaching, with focus on an older adult group + Join in and 'network' with your 'students' and with everyone at the Active Adult Centre + If you are considering pursuing a career in language instruction, the role is made for you + Upon successful completion of your volunteering engagement, you will be entitled to a Letter of Reference + Enjoy the personal satisfaction of enriching the lives of seniors residing in the Mississauga community


Qualifications

  • Proficiency in the French language, spoken and written (in addition to English)
  • Friendly, engaging, confident in being conversational with adults 50+
  • Sensitive and accommodating about seniors' special needs
  • Past experience facilitating/leading a class of a group of adults or seniors is a definite asset
  • To promote continuity in this program, the Centre prefers that volunteers commit to an overall engagement of AT LEAST 3 MONTHS (September through November, 2022)

SCREENING of suitable candidates will be by telephone/email, plus you may be interviewed at the Centre.

Min Age: 18   
Police Check: Not required   
Resume:Not required   
Driver's Licence: Not required   
Proof of Vaccination: Not required


Time Commitment
This is a Short Term (3 months or less) commitment
Shifts are available Anytime

WEEKLY: Sessions will each be for 1 HOUR. Program schedule will be determined when volunteers are confirmed.


Training

ORIENTATION and TRAINING in terms of session setup, resources, and teaching/learning formats will be provided.


More Details
Areas of Interest: Culture & Heritage, Education & Learning, Program Coordination, Literacy, Senior Support, Multilingual
Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible washroom, Wheelchair Accessible Parking
Ideal for: Individuals, Newcomers, Older Adults



How to Contact
Send an Email Message
Social Media
http://www.aacmiss.ca


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