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CCI-LEX - Volunteers



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Volunteer to Teach English as a Second Language

We are continually recruiting volunteers! There is an application and interview process involved. If an applicant is successful, the next steps are observations of experienced instructors, reference checks and a police information check.

We supply parking or transit tickets, pre-planned lessons, an extensive resource library, and all LEX volunteers receive an initial orientation and have access to various ESL training  workshops. You only need to supply the enthusiasm in sharing your knowledge of English and the time.

If you want to start the process, please click here. For any questions, please email the LEX Program Coordinator at


Volunteer as a Board Member

The CCI-LEX Board of Directors is looking to recruit new board members.  This is a voluntary position

Cultural Connections Institute - The Learning Exchange (CCI-LEX) is a not-for-profit, charitable organization offering English as a Second Language classes to refugees, permanent and temporary residents, and citizens in Canada. Our mission is to promote personal growth for adults through English language instruction and the exchange of cultural knowledge.

The Board of Directors is responsible for oversight, governance and for setting the long-term strategic direction of CCI-LEX.  Successful candidates will be required to attend board meetings, usually on a monthly basis, and are expected to join one of the four committees: Human Resources, Governance, Finance, or Fund Development and Community Engagement.

Board Members assist the organization with policy creation and overall strategic planning and direction to ensure continued quality language programming is delivered. They are responsible to review and act upon committee recommendations brought to the Board, as well as utilize their personal and professional skills, relationships, and knowledge for the advancement of CCI-LEX and its programs for newcomers.

Desired Skills:  Skills in any of the following areas would be considered assets but are not required to apply: board governance and experience in an executive role on a board; business development; marketing and communications; finance; fund development.

Qualifications:  Fluency in verbal and written English skills. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Ability to work well in a small group. Previous experience working with non-profit boards is considered an asset.

Benefits& Recognition:  Work with a great team, build professional networks, and gain governance experience. Learn new skills or use your skill-sets to make a difference in the lives of newcomers to Canada and English as a Second Language Learners.

Other Requirements:  Successful applicants will be required to undergo a police record check, and must provide phone numbers for two professional references.

Time commitment: 5-10 hours per month; 2-year term (up to a maximum of 3 terms or 6 years)

Time& Day of Volunteer Engagement: Weekday Evenings, Board Meetings are usually held the 4th Monday of each month.

Work Location:  CCI-LEX, 428, 10621-100Ave, Edmonton, Alberta T5J 0B3

Deadline to apply:  February 28, 2019. Please include a resume and letter of interest saved as one file. Please submit all applications to


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