Virtual Programming Facilitators - Chinese Speaking
Volunteer Types: Event planning and participation
Organization types: Community and Social Services
Long term (6 months to a year)
Application Deadline: April 22, 2022
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As a community day centre with limited resources, Yet Keen depends on the generous commitment of time, skills, and energy from the volunteers in the community to offer recreational programs that have a positive impact on seniors’ wellbeing. Our volunteers include recently retired individuals, students, and working adults who would like to give back to the community and enrich their lives through community connections. We are currently looking for volunteer virtual programming facilitators to provide even more engaging programs through the next year as the pandemic goes on.

Responsibilities include:

• Create content and design curriculum to provide Zoom programs for Chinese-speaking seniors based on the volunteer’s passion and skills, with the goals to increase social connection and improve seniors’ physical and mental wellbeing (e.g. Exercise class, language, art and crafts, music, educational sessions)
• Facilitate these self-initiated programs independently
• Attending to the needs of the participating seniors and ensuring that the class runs smoothly
• Seek support from staff if participants experience any technical difficulties
IMPORTANT: Volunteers who speak Cantonese and/or Mandarin have strong advantage. See Linguistic Profile requirement below.

• Regularly weekly, between Tuesday and Friday (each class is 1 hour and facilitator would need to be present 15 minutes before class).

• Reliable internet at home, computer and headset to host Zoom classes, Knowledge of the Zoom platform

• Must be able to perform duties in a manner that is non-judgemental and hold the belief that diversity makes us stronger

How will this opportunity benefit the volunteer?
Opportunity to stay engaged during the pandemic Opportunity to give back to the community Opportunity to share and build existing skills Opportunity to build new skills Opportunity to gain new skills towards career development
Volunteer location:


Alvis Choi
@Somerset West Community Health Centre
Time it will take to contact applicants:


Number of Positions Available: 2
Good for people interested in: Event planning and participation

Volunteer Considerations

  • Police record check required
  • This position can accommodate persons with a disability
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