The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
Help individual (or small groups of) UCLA international students improve their English conversation skills and acculturate to life in the U.S. Volunteers meet with students (who come from all over the world, but predominantly from Asian countries such as China, Japan, and Korea, and the Middle East, such as Saudi Arabia) for 1-2 hours per week of unstructured English conversation to improve their speaking skills while helping them to learn about life in L.A. and the U.S. Most exchanges occur at or near the UCLA campus; times and location of the exchanges are negotiable and based on the mutual convenience of the participants. Virtual Opportunity! Be an "E-Pal" to an international student! If you live outside the Los Angeles area, we can match you with an international student with whom you can correspond.
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Requirements & Commitment
Must be at least 16
Negotiable, but usually 1-2 hours per week
Completion of application and verification of identity