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
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
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
About San Jose Public Library - Educational Park Branch Library
1772 Educational Park Drive, San Jose, CA 95133, US
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.
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.