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.

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.

Learn more about our English Conversation Groups.

Hang a poster at your work and help newcomers connect with this practical and welcoming opportunity.

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


Available positions fluctuate throughout the year. Print the 2020 Weekly Schedule.

Virtual Sessions

Zoom Meetings
Tuesdays, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Tuesdays, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Thursdays, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Thursdays, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

In-person Sessions

To keep everyone safe through social distancing, we encourage you to register for online sessions. Our in-person spots are reserved for newcomers without access to internet or technology.​

Keshen Goodman Public Library
Mondays, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Wednesdays, 10:00 AM -11:30 AM
Saturdays, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Volunteer Now!

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