What You Will Do

Two times per year (spring and fall)

  • Connect with an English-speaking volunteer
  • Go on 1-on-1 outings with your volunteer partner in the evenings or on weekends

  • Practice your English conversation skills
  • Join other participants and volunteers for fun group outings and activities
  • Learn more about your local community


You can join if you are:

  • a current LINC student at CLB 3 and higher
Success Story

People working together made the difference

Hassan Edlbi arrived in Canada from Syria in February 2017. Without family and friends, and with limited English, he felt alone and isolated in his new environs. When he connected with ISSofBC’s settlement services, little did he know that in less than a year, he would feel completely different.

Special Features

Learning in Action

  • A unique program offered only at ISSofBC
  • Special group outings

  • Friendly, trained, English-speaking volunteers
  • Extra English practice outside class times

Supports for Learning

Learning in Action

  • Vancouver (Welcome Centre)
  • Coquitlam (Lincoln)
  • New Westminster

  • Maple Ridge
  • Richmond

Ready to start?

Contact the Volunteer Coordinator at your site.

Elsie Decena

Phone: 236-668-9879

Email: elsie.decena@issbc.org

Yumiko King

Phone: 236-688-2336

Email: yumiko.king@issbc.org


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