English Conversation Group Volunteers

Each year, Nova Scotia welcomes thousands of newcomers to the province. Getting started in a new place is big job, especially if English isn't your first language!

By volunteering just a few hours a week, you can help people practice their English conversation skills, make new connections, and learn about life in Nova Scotia.

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What you'll be doing

Once a week for 2 hours, you'll participate in a group discussion with adults who are learning English as a second language. Together, you'll discuss current events and topics of personal interest in a fun and relaxing atmosphere—a great chance to introduce newcomers to our community, make new friends, and learn about culture. All our conversation groups are facilitated by experienced volunteers.


About you

  • You have great interpersonal and communication skills
  • You're knowledgeable about local culture and life
  • You have experience in ESL, group facilitation, or tutoring
  • You can commit to volunteer for 3 months

You'll benefit from:

  • Building a sense of belonging for immigrants and newcomers
  • Gaining valuable skills and experience
  • Learning about new cultures and customs
  • Having a fun and rewarding time

Sessions for 2022-23

English Conversation Groups meet through fall and winter seasons, and take a break during the summer months. Available volunteer positions will fluctuate throughout the year.

Zoom Meetings
Tuesdays, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
For all levels

Tuesdays, 1:00 - 2:30 PM
For intermediate and advanced levels

Thursdays, 6:00 - 7:30 PM
For intermediate and advanced levels

In-person Sessions 

Central Library
Thursdays, 10:00 - 11:30 AM
For all levels

Keshen Goodman Public Library
Wednesdays, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
For intermediate and advanced levels

Woodlawn Public Library
Tuesdays, 10:00 - 11:30 AM
For all levels

Download the 2023 Schedule »

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