Conversation Partner - Main Library - Dayton Metro Library


Cause Areas


It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


120 S. Patterson Blvd.Dayton, OH 45402


BASIC FUNCTION: This volunteer opportunity is responsible for providing assistance to New Americans in regards to learning English as a second language.


1. Assists New Americans with one-on-one conversation and practice to become more fluent in English.

2. Refers patrons to Library staff as needed for materials on English as a second language.

3. Aids Library staff in promotion of the Conversation Partner volunteer opportunity.

4. Provides assistance to Library staff in room preparation for the one-on-one session.

5. Schedules follow up sessions as needed at the Library.

6. Counts attendees for statistical and registration purposes.

7. Performs other volunteer duties as assigned

To apply go to Please direct questions to Dave Hicks (Volunteer Services Manager) and/or 937.496.8638.


  • Library Sciences
  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
  • Cross-cultural Communication

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • 1 hour shift requirement
  • One-on-One appointments may be required
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