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English Language Instructors positions

Would you like to assist members of our community to improve their English language skills in a relaxed environment?
Volunteers are required to assist in the instruction of English conversation skills in a group environment or on an individual basis.

Conversation Buddies

Program matches Adult English Learners with English Speaking members of the community who assist students to build confidence with English language skills one on one.
One hour weekly sessions during school terms at Whitehorse Manningham Libraries branches.
There are currently no vacancies for conversation Buddy volunteers.

Conversation Circle
Provide assistance in a group environment to others wishing to build their confidence with their English conversation skills.
There are currently no vacancies for Conversation Circle volunteers.

45 minutes sessions held weekly during school term:

Box Hill Library Tuesdays 6.30pm
Box Hill Library Saturdays 2pm
Doncaster Library Thursdays 10.15am
Vermont South Library Fridays 2.15pm

English Language Instructor Position Description


Conversation Buddies – learners

All sessions are free

Practise your English one on one with a friendly volunteer.

One hour weekly sessions during school terms.

Applications for Semester 1 are now CLOSED. Applications for the second semester will open in May 2020.

Home Library Service

There are currently no vacancies for Home Library Service volunteers.

For information on what is involved in becoming a HLS volunteer, please read the Position Description.


Story Circle Volunteers

Are you interested in telling stories to adults?

Whitehorse Manningham Libraries have volunteers to assist in the delivery of an outreach program, involving telling stories to adults. This interactive program runs in collaboration with aged care facilities in the cities of Whitehorse and Manningham.
Prior to each session, all storytellers are provided with a kit containing information on a theme. Kits may include stories, poems, jokes or other items that may ignite conversation. All volunteer storytellers are provided with training, supervision and ongoing support throughout the program.

The time commitment for this role is approximately 3-4 hours per month. Each volunteer runs a monthly one hour storytelling session within an aged care facility. A minimum commitment of 2 years to this role is preferred, as the relationship between the volunteer and the participants is vital to the success of this program.

To be successful in this volunteer role you will need the following:
• A clear speaking voice
• A good sense of humour
• Excellent expressive English language skills
• The ability and confidence to engage with residents and staff of aged care facilities
• Confidence to tell stories and share information with a group, and the skill to stimulate conversation, laughter and reminiscence.

As travel to the aged care facility is required, volunteers must have a current driver’s license and their own vehicle.

There are current vacancies for English, Greek and Chinese speaking volunteers.
Please contact 9872 8658 or Story.Circle@wml.vic.gov.au for further information.

Outreach Storyteller Position Description

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