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Conversation Club Leader (Virtual)

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San Jose Public Library - Educational Park Branch Library

  • 16 people are interested
ESL CC

Do you like engaging with new people, while discovering mutual interests, similarities, and differences? San José Public Library is looking for friendly people who are interested in actively encouraging and assisting conversation among new English language learners.

How You Will Make a Difference

Virtual Conversation Club Facilitators play a pivotal role in helping English language learners gain language skills and confidence in a welcoming and respectful environment.

Volunteers are needed to:

  • Facilitate online interactive sessions open to English language learners in collaboration with library staff and/or other ELL volunteers
  • Help adults gain English literacy skills, pronunciation, and idioms, while sharing anecdotes about U.S. culture, customs, and history
  • Plan and deliver English lessons either as a class series or independent programs
  • Have basic skills for conducting online meetings with SJPL staff support

Benefits

  • Encourage lifelong learning to English learners
  • Connect with your community and provide a desired service
  • Share or gain experience with instructional skills for adult learners
  • Develop mentoring skills
  • Join forces with other community volunteers

Commitment/Schedule

Willingness to volunteer at least once a week for a 6 month duration. Schedule is dependent on the availability of the volunteer.

Prospective volunteers should:

  • Be comfortable working with groups of English learners in a group setting using the Zoom meeting platform
  • Be dependable, punctual, and responsible
  • Complete a fingerprint background check, at no cost to you. Only required if you are 18 years or older

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About San Jose Public Library - Educational Park Branch Library

Location:

1772 Educational Park Drive, San Jose, CA 95133, US

Mission Statement

San Jose Public Library enriches lives by fostering lifelong learning and by ensuring that every member of the community has access to a vast array of ideas and information. San Jose Public Library is a winner of the 2011 National Medal for Museum and Library Service, the nation’s highest honor for museums and libraries. Recipients are selected because of their innovative approaches to public service and the contribution they make to the educational, civic, cultural and economic development goals of their communities.

Description

Public libraries in California seek to engage the talents, skills and commitment of volunteers to serve the communities' information and literacy needs. Libraries offer a variety of skilled volunteer opportunities to make a meaningful contribution to library programs, operations, fundraising events and other community engagement functions. Skilled volunteers have opportunities to lead projects, work with teams of staff and volunteers, learn new skills, and have fun.

Community
Education & Literacy
Immigrants & Refugees

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

1772 Educational Park Dr.San Jose, CA 95133

SKILLS

  • English
  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
  • Literacy / Reading

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 6 months to a Year
  • Fingerprint clearance required.

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