Beginners Italian Instructor Volunteer

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Position description: 

The West End Seniors' Network (WESN) is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life of older adults by providing social, recreational, educational and supportive programs and services that foster connection and inclusion in the broader community.

We are looking for an individual who is fluent in Italian to teach a Beginners Italian Class. If you are a reliable and personable volunteer who is able to lead a class independently, we are looking for you! The intention is to have structured classes to teach basic conversational and spoken Italian. There could be opportunities to teach reading/grammar as well. The curriculum is flexible and up to the volunteer instructor. No materials are provided by WESN, though you can use the copier for worksheets etc.

You must currently live in Vancouver.

Deliverables/Duties: 
  • Lead a beginners Italian class.
  • Available to lead class once every week for 1-1.5 hours on a weekday during business hours.
  • Help people with their Italian questions and queries.
  • Prep the program space (move chairs, tables, create copies of materials if needed, make members feel welcome, etc).
Qualifications: 

* A friendly, social and patient personality.
* Fluent in Italian.
* Comfortable facilitating and ensuring good group dynamics
* Reliable

Experience working with seniors would be an asset, but is not necessary.

Role is suitable for: 
Adult
Senior
People with physical disabilities
How to apply: 
http://wesn.ca/files/2019/02/VOLUNTEER-APPLICATION-FORM.pdf
Contact person: 
Manager of Volunteers Resources and Community Services
Contact phone: 
604-669-5051
Contact e-mail: 
Volunteer Centre: 
Cause Tags: 
Arts & Culture
Seniors
Mission:
Our Vision: A Vancouver community that supports and empowers older adults to live involved, healthy and fulfilling lives. Our Mission: To enhance the quality of life of older adults by providing social, recreational, educational and supportive programs and services that foster connection and inclusion in the broader community.
Position type:
Skilled Role:
Yes
Number of volunteers required:
1
Position start/end date:
15 Nov 2019
Time Committment:
2 Hours Per Week
Time of day:
Daytime, Weekdays
Work location:
Barclay Manor
1447 Barclay Street
Vancouver, BC V6G 1J6