Help someone improve their English just by talking with them!


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When

Thu Jan 11, 2018 - Sun Sep 30, 2018

Where

Austin Public Library-Old Quarry7051 Village Center DrAustin, TX 78731

About

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 | 7051 Village Center Drive:

    • Thursdays 10am-12pm | 1 volunteer needed weekly for a 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.

Skills

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

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

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

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