Volunteer with English Online

English Online’s e-Volunteers provide assistance that meets learners’ specific needs for language learning, career guidance, or settlement information. There are three streams where volunteers are needed: Career e-Mentors, EAL/ESL Tutors, and Settlement e-Volunteers.

Volunteers benefit by receiving training in EAL/ESL and educational technology, and by giving back to their community.

Why Volunteer With English Online?

  • Cultivate your personal growth
  • Take on new challenges
  • Take pride in sharing your knowledge
  • Put free time to good use

Additional Benefits of e-Volunteering

  • Expand your digital fluency
  • Gain new experience
  • Boost your career options
  • Volunteer online from the comfort of your own home on your own schedule

As an English Online ESL e-Tutor, Career e-Mentor, or Settlement e-Volunteer, you will spend 10 hours with a newcomer on Skype. You will share your expertise, your knowledge of Canadian culture, and your smile.


Volunteer Streams

Details: All Volunteer Streams

Time: 1 or 2 hours a week
Total time with an e-Volunteer: 10 hours
How long: 5-10 weeks
Place: Skype/phone/email

Skip to: Career e-Mentors, ESL e-Tutors, Settlement e-Volunteers


Description: Career e-Mentors

Volunteers from a range of professions are matched with internationally trained immigrant professionals from equivalent or related professions to assist in their search for suitable employment. This program helps newcomers establish meaningful social connections and grow their social and professional networks, develop the skills, knowledge and confidence to overcome the difficulties that may prevent them from finding a suitable job.

First e-Mentor match – Mary and Mila – read their story on myenglishonline.ca.

Newcomers will:

  1. discuss what they want to learn about
  2. set goals for their sessions and work towards them
  3. discuss and agree on session schedule
  4. come to a first session with a prepared resume
  5. actively participate in the sessions
  6. complete their Learning Journal after each session
  7. receive a certificate of the program completion

Volunteer e-Mentors will:

  1. prepare materials for each session according to their mentee’s needs
  2. share their knowledge of Canadian workplace culture
  3. answer mentees’ questions about their field in Manitoba
  4. share links to useful resources and/or tools
  5. give recommendations on further steps
  6. make the online sessions productive and fun!

To volunteer as a Career e-Mentor, email Tatiana at tnedelko@myenglishonline.ca.

Position details for e-Mentors


Description: EAL/ESL e-Tutors

English Online’s Volunteer e-Tutors provide informal EAL/ESL training to English Online adult learners. Tutoring sessions provide English Online learners with ample opportunities for developing and practicing English Language skills in an informal context, growing intercultural awareness and building connections.

Volunteer e-Tutors help newcomers improve their English skills: reading, writing, listening, speaking.

Learners will:

  1. discuss what they want to learn and practise
  2. set goals for their sessions and work towards them
  3. discuss and agree on session schedule
  4. actively participate in the sessions
  5. follow e-Tutor’s suggestions and recommendations
  6. complete their Learning Journal after each session

Volunteer e-Tutors will:

  1. prepare tasks and activities for each session according to their learner’s needs
  2. base these activities on topics their learner is interested in
  3. share useful learning resources and/or tools
  4. share their knowledge of Canadian culture and life in Manitoba
  5. give recommendations on further improvement
  6. make the online sessions productive and fun!

To volunteer as an ESL e-Tutor, email Tatiana at tnedelko@myenglishonline.ca.

Position details for e-Tutors


Description: Settlement e-Volunteers

Settlement e-Volunteers provide information, orientation, and supportive counseling to help newcomers settle and integrate into the community independently.

Newcomers will:

  1. discuss what they want to learn about Manitoba
  2. set goals for their sessions and work towards them
  3. discuss and agree on session schedule
  4. actively participate in the sessions
  5. complete their Learning Journal after each session

Settlement e-Volunteers will:

  1. prepare materials for each session according to their client’s needs
  2. share their knowledge of life in Canada
  3. answer newcomer’s questions about various services available in Manitoba
  4. share links to useful resources and/or tools
  5. make the online sessions productive and fun!

To volunteer as a Settlement e-Volunteer, email Tatiana at tnedelko@myenglishonline.ca.

Position details for Settlement e-Volunteers

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