Migrant Worker Education: Program Volunteer

Virtual or In-Person

Use your skills to help temporary foreign workers advocate for themselves in the workplace!

The Migrant Worker Education Program provides English learning and community networking opportunities for temporary foreign workers in the local South Fraser regions.

Program participants will build a sense of community while learning about workplace rights and responsibilities. Topics include Canadian job search, email-writing, workplace rights, workplace vocabulary, making a complaint, and more.

In-Person

Wednesdays 

10:30 am to 12 pm

Surrey City Centre Library at 10350 University Drive

Virtual

Thursdays

6:00pm to 7:30 pm 

On Zoom

This program is hosted by S.U.C.C.E.S.S. and funded by the Government of Canada. To provide better access to the sessions for BCSIS clients, this program will be delivered both in-person and virtually. 

Your Role:

We are looking for enthusiastic and committed volunteers to support the Migrant Worker Education Program. Volunteers will work with temporary foreign workers to help them improve their English in a safe and supportive setting while learning about their workplace rights and responsibilities.

In this role you will:

  • Acquire knowledge about the goals of the Migrant Worker Education Program and the challenges faced by temporary foreign workers in the workplace;
  • Acquire knowledge about the Migrant Worker Education Program curriculum;
  • Apply learned knowledge of the program curriculum by facilitating engaging and participatory conversations;
  • Apply learned knowledge of Migrant Worker Education Program curriculum by helping to lead participants through program activities;
  • Apply communication, interpersonal and professionalism skills by facilitating activities and conversations where all participants are able to practice their English skills.

Other benefits:

  • Develop interpersonal, communication and teaching skills;
  • Help others while improving your own soft skills
  • Obtain credit on your SFU Co-Curricular Record (CCR).

This opportunity is recognized on the Co-Curricular Record (CCR), an official university document that tracks your cocurricular involvement at SFU. Learn more here

Dates, Times & Locations:

Volunteers may choose one or both of the following options, and may begin after the program has started:

In-Person Cohort:

  • Every Wednesday
  • Dates: Feb 28 – March 27
  • Time: 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
  • Location: Surrey City Centre Library (10350 University Drive)

Virtual Cohort:

  • Every Thursday 
  • Dates: Feb 22 – March 14
  • Time: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
  • Location: Online (Zoom)

Volunteer Training:

All volunteers will be required to attend an orientation session. The exact date and time of this session will be determined with input from new volunteers once they apply. 

New volunteers will also be expected to complete the SFU Community Engagement Volunteer Training course available on Canvas.sfu.ca by the end of the semester. New CEC Volunteers will receive an additional 2 hours of credit for completing the Canvas course.

Requirements:

Please note, students from other universities & colleges may apply, but priority is given to current SFU students (undergraduate, graduate, or continuing studies) and SFU alumni.

To thrive in this role, applicants should:

  • Be fluent in English (CLB level 9-12)
  • Be respectful and non-judgmental;
  • Be friendly and reliable;
  • Be encouraging and patient;
  • Have access to the internet and computer (for the online cohort);
  • Education or experience related to teaching or adult learning is an asset.

TO BEGIN YOUR APPLICATION:

If you are interested in this opportunity, please submit an initial expression of interest below (Apply Now).

You will then receive an email from SurveyMonkey containing our full application form which must be completed as soon as possible.

Deadline to apply: Wednesday, February 28th | 11:59 PM

Please note, if the required number of volunteers for this program is reached before the above deadline, this posting may be taken down.

 
 
Collection Notice: The information collected as part of the application process is under the authority of the University Act (R.S.B.C. 1996, c.468). It is related directly to and needed by the University to administer the volunteer program through the SFU Surrey – TD Community Engagement Centre. The information will be used to screen volunteer applicants, refer applicants to opportunities of interest, and update applicants with information related to volunteer opportunities. If you have any questions about the collection and use of this information please contact Associate Director, Partnerships and Programs, 250-13450 102 Avenue, Surrey BC, V3T 0A3, 778-782-8082.    

Ready to learn about volunteering with the community as an SFU ambassador? Join the Community Engagement Volunteer Training Program.

Learn more

This opportunity is recognized on the Co-Curricular Record (CCR), an official university document that tracks your co-curricular involvement at SFU. Learn more about the Co-Curricular Record at www.sfu.ca/students/get-involved/recognition/co-curricular-record.