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.

Learn more about our English Language Learning program.

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

We have been diligent in planning your ELL experience, for your safety and convenience. Tell us which location, day, and time fits your schedule best.

Virtual Sessions

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Wednesdays, 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Thursdays, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Thursdays, 6:30 - 8:30 PM
Fridays, 9:30 - 11:30 AM

In-Branch Sessions

Alderney Gate Public Library
Tuesdays, 3:30 - 5:30 PM
Tuesdays, 6:00 - 8:00 PM

Bedford Public Library
Mondays, 9:30 - 11:30 AM
Mondays, 1:00 - 3:00 PM
Tuesdays, 6:00 - 8:00 PM

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

Dartmouth North Public Library
Tuesdays, 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

Halifax North Memorial Public Library
Mondays, 12:30 - 2:30 PM
Tuesdays, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Tuesdays, 6:00 - 8:00 PM

Keshen Goodman Public Library
Mondays, 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Tuesdays, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Wednesdays, 12:30 - 2:30 PM
Thursdays, 12:00 - 2:00 PM at Mosaic Church

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


Become an ELL Volunteer

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