English Language Learning Volunteers

With three volunteer hours a week, you can help newcomers settle into their new community.

Together, we will:

  • overcome language barriers
  • build cultural understanding
  • achieve a sense of community

What you'll be doing

Once a week for 2 hours, you'll meet 1-on-1 or with a small group of adults looking to improve their English communication skills. You'll help them practice their English conversation skills and learn about the local community.

About you

  • No experience is necessary. We provide training and support for all our volunteers!
  • You're interested in meeting people from around the globe and learning about culture. 
  • You're able to commit to a scheduled 2-3 hour weekly time commitment for at least 3 months.

Training for ELL Volunteers

We offer a series of workshops for our ELL Volunteers including: 

  • ELL Basics
  • Cultural Awareness Training
  • ESL Literacy
  • Goal Setting and Lesson Planning

Our program coordinator will work with you to determine which workshops are best for you.


Where and when

Take a look at our in-person sessions for 2022-23. Tell us which location, day, and time fits your schedule best.

Alderney Gate Public Library
Tuesdays, 3:00 - 5:00 PM
Tuesdays, 5:30 - 7:30 PM

Bedford Public Library
Mondays, 9:30 - 11:30 AM
Mondays, 1:00 - 3:00 PM
Tuesdays, 3:00 - 5:00 PM
Tuesdays, 5:30 - 7:30 PM

Captain William Spry Public Library
Wednesdays, 1:00 - 3:00 PM
Wednesdays, 6:00 - 8:00 PM

Dartmouth North Public Library
Wednesdays, 9:30 - 11:30 AM

Halifax Central Library
Mondays, 1:00 - 3:00 PM
Mondays, 3:30 - 5:30 PM
Wednesdays, 4:00 - 6:00 PM
Wednesdays, 6:30 - 8:30 PM
Fridays, 9:30 – 11:30 AM

Halifax North Memorial Public Library
Mondays, 1:00 - 3:00 PM
Tuesdays, 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Thursdays, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Keshen Goodman Public Library
Mondays, 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Tuesdays, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Wednesdays, 1:00 - 3:00 PM
Wednesdays, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Thursdays, 9:30 – 11:30 AM
Thursdays, 12:00 - 2:00 PM at Mosaic Church
Fridays, 1:00 – 3:00 PM

Sackville Public Library
Mondays, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Woodlawn Public Library
Mondays, 3:30 - 5:30 PM
Mondays, 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Fridays, 1:00 – 3:00 PM


Become an ELL Volunteer

We accept volunteer applications all year. Apply now!

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