English Conversation Group Volunteers

English Conversation Group Volunteers

Practice makes progress.

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 2024-25

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

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Virtual sessions

Zoom Meetings, opens a new window
Thursdays, 6:00 - 7:30 PM
For intermediate and advanced levels

In-person sessions

Woodlawn Public Library, opens a new window
Tuesdays, 10:00 - 11:30 AM
For all levels

Captain William Spry Library, opens a new window
Thursdays, 10:00 - 11:30 AM
For all levels

Central Library, opens a new window
Thursdays, 10:00 - 11:30 AM
For all levels

Keshen Goodman Public Library, opens a new window
Fridays, 10:00 - 11:30 AM
For all levels

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