YMCA HBB Published: August 31, 2017
Job Type
YMCA Hamilton
• Experience with and/or interest in working with persons for whom english is a second language and who are involved in increasing their skills, • Experienced/interested in working with newcomers; people from diverse ethnic backgrounds • Excellent communication and active listening skills (must have a broad base of knowledge and significantly enhanced English vocabulary, and excellent articulation), • Dependable, self motivated, ability to work with minimal support, • Non-judgmental, empathic, and with a positive manner, • Having also learned a second language as an adult is most helpful in this position.
Opportunity Location(s)
Hamilton East, Stoney Creek
Age range
25 >
yes as well as job shadowing
Police Check Required
$15.00 for the police check. This can be done online
Phone Number
905-526-8452 ext. 3407
211 Centennial Parkway North, at Barton Street


Purpose of Position:

English Conversation Circle provides a forum where newcomers to Canada can gather in a safe and supportive environment in order to practice their English Language speaking skills.


  • facilitate an ESL Conversation Circle on a weekly basis - Wednesdays 6-7:30 pm
  • Research/prepare weekly conversation subjects,
  • Create an environment of warmth and inclusion,
  • Treat all others with dignity and politeness,
  • Provide an inclusive and safe environment to all


  • Volunteers are valued members of the YMCA Volunteer team,
  • Coverage under YMCA’s comprehensive general and liability insurance,
  • Reference letter upon request,
  • Reimbursement of previously approved expenses (i.e. program supplies)
  • Increased knowledge of persons from diverse ethnic backgrounds.

Dates and Times

The ECC will run in the Fall of 2017 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesdays.
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