During National Volunteer Week (April 10 - 16), we've been celebrating volunteers from all across our organization. So today, we thought we'd share just how much of an impact these volunteers have on the people we serve.
Take a look at some of the feedback we've gotten from the participants in our Professional English Conversation Circles and LINC Conversation Circles. In these ECCs, volunteers support participants in building their language skills and increasing their understanding of Canadian workplace culture.
"I really like the idea of this kind of ECC; it helps me in navigating the job environment in Canada."
"It's a very valuable tool for encouraging spontaneous speech in a safe environment."
"This class helped me speak English so people can understand me - and I gained confidence."
"I became more knowledgeable about job culture, some specific idioms and how to be ready for certain situations."
"Attending English Conversation Circles has helped me to get a job."
It's pretty amazing to see how helpful this program has been for new Canadians - and a large part of that impact is due to the hard work and dedication of our volunteers. So, let's hear it for the fantastic volunteers who support our Professional English Conversation Circles and LINC Conversation Circles:
• Soo Bin