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Volunteers

Become a volunteer teacher with CCI-LEX, and support refugees and newcomers with their new start while you gain valuable teaching experience.

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We welcome volunteers from all backgrounds and experiences (no teaching experience necessary)!

We provide detailed lesson plans, so you don’t have to worry about creating your own.

New volunteer teachers receive robust training, so you can teach and support students with confidence.

Are You a Retired Teacher?

Do you miss having fulfilling interactions with students? Do you miss sparking those lightbulb moments when your students finally understand a concept? Becoming a volunteer English teacher at CCI-LEX is the perfect outlet for your passion.  With lesson plans prepared for your class, you can get right to the part you love most: teaching!

Plus, you’ll have support from our involved team and join a community of passionate teachers and hard-working newcomer students. Volunteering at CCI-LEX will give you the opportunity to make new friends and the chance to support newcomers in their language learning journey and settlement in Canada.

Are You a Recent Grad Looking for Experience?

Have you recently graduated from University? Or are you a university student looking to gain experience and strengthen your resume? Volunteer with CCI-LEX to teach English to adult newcomers in Edmonton.

Through this rewarding experience, you can hone your skills in effective communication, facilitation, and working with diverse groups—all of which are in-demand skills sought after by employers. You can also get job references from our supportive team, build your network, and gain access to free training workshops and other learning opportunities.

Do You Want to Make a Lasting Difference?

Perhaps you were once a newcomer yourself, learning a new language while navigating the nuances of a different culture. Therefore, you understand the challenges newcomers face, and you want to make a difference. Volunteering with CCI-LEX gives you the opportunity to impact lives, make meaningful connections, and share your skills and experiences with other newcomers. 

We welcome all volunteers to join our team no matter their background. We firmly believe that every individual has a unique set of skills, experiences, and insight to offer our students and our organization.

Why You Should Volunteer with Us:

We provide many extra learning opportunities, perks, and benefits for our volunteer English teachers.

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Free and optional monthly workshops for you to improve your skillset, strengthen your resume, and learn new teaching techniques.

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Becoming part of a strong community that supports your personal and professional growth

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Access to an extensive resource library

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Parking or transit tickets

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And many opportunities to have fun and celebrate your contributions and the achievements of your students!

Hear from Our Volunteers

“I have volunteered at LEX for more than ten years, and… CCI-LEX is the same dynamic and welcoming place it has always been. I especially enjoy how the staff, students, and volunteers at CCI-LEX always made a point of celebrating seasons, festivals, and student achievements…[I] will be glad to keep on volunteering with them in the future.”

– Elaine (LEX Volunteer)

“After two plus years with CCI-LEX, I can look back and tell you a wonderful story. One about a passionate team where every day when you walk in the door, you feel like this is the place you’re meant to be. We aren’t just colleagues…nor are we just teachers; we are like family…the support, knowledge, and dedication at the school drives me…to be better.”

— Justin (LEX volunteer)

Easy Application Process

Our application process is an easy, four-step system. Start by filling out our online form, and we’ll help you coordinate the rest.

Read, fill out, and submit our simple online application form.

Meet with our team for an interview to learn more about volunteering.

Start your training process, and become a volunteer teacher!

What You’ll Need

  • Fluency in English
  • Basic computer skills
  • Ready to teach a 2 or 3 hour class a week (or sub 3-4 times a month)
  • Able to commit for minimum 6 months
  • Familiar with good volunteer practices

You Have the Power to Make an Impact

Volunteering your time and knowing that you’re making an impact on the lives of others is an incredibly fulfilling experience. Apply for our volunteer teaching opportunities to support adult newcomers through English language instruction and the exchange of cultural knowledge.

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