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Austin Public Library

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The Austin Public Library is seeking individuals to serve as facilitators for the Talk Time program.

We are looking to fill the following openings:

  • Old Quarry Branch Library | 7051 Village Center Dr

    • Thursdays 10:30-12:30pm | 1 volunteer needed for a weekly 2 hour shift

    Spicewood Springs Branch Library | 8637 Spicewood Springs Rd

    • Saturdays 10-12pm | 1 volunteer needed for a monthly 2 hour shift
Talk Time is not an English class, but rather a place to fine tune your English in a relaxed environment. Volunteers facilitate conversation to help and encourage participants to speak English in a safe and non-threatening environment. Volunteers facilitate should have the following skills:
  • Patience and a willingness to listen
  • Comfortable leading small groups in conversation
  • Sensitivity to potential differences in cultures
  • Mastery of the English language
  • Ability to promote communication among groups
  • Be 18 years or older
  • Commit to attending weekly sessions for the duration of the program (6 months)

All volunteers will need to complete the Austin Public Library's volunteer process (including application and criminal background investigation) and orientation. For more information, contact Volunteer Services at APL.Volunteers@austintexas.gov or check out other volunteer opportunities at library.austintexas.gov/volunteer/opportunities.

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Community Education & Literacy Immigrants & Refugees

WHEN

Sun Jul 01, 2018 - Thu Jan 31, 2019

WHERE

Austin Public Library-Various locationsAustin, TX 78768

(30.27,-97.74)
 

SKILLS

  • Adult Education
  • Public Speaking
  • People Skills
  • Cross-cultural Communication

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Once a week during program season (5 months)

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