Italian Teaching Volunteer
(MICBA Forum Italia Community Services, Forum Italia Seniors' Residence)

Position ID: V-MBC0691 Last Modified: 05 Nov 2014 Last Full Update: 05 Nov 2014
Opportunity Details
Duties of Role- To provide residents, staff and volunteers with access and ability to learn the Italian language through, reading, writing and speaking.  
- Develop a teaching method and material that best suit the audience form of learning 
- Maintain a good relationship (be positive and do not rush the visit) 
- Ask for suggestions of new material that they would like to learn 
- Get feedback on whether the information you are teaching is working for them
Benefit(s) to the Volunteer- To provide the opportunity to learn a new language 
- To provide the opportunity for an ultra form of communication 
- To provide the opportunity to research, network & stimulate the mind 
- To provide an opportunity for socialization and interaction 
- To provide an opportunity to improve self-esteem and self-worth
Hours Awarded to StudentsNo
Ages24 year(s) - 65 year(s)
Police CheckRequired
Skills/Experience- Strong knowledge of how to speak and write in Italian and English 
- Be able to communicate with seniors, staff and volunteers
Length of CommitmentShort Term (less than 3 months) - We ask for a minimum commitment of 60 hours from all our volunteers
Minimum Hours60 (Total)
LocationMICBA Forum Italia Community Services, 155 Forum Drive, Mississauga (Hurontario & Eglinton)
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Accessibility (AODA)Fully Accessible
TransportationOn Bus Route ; - Fully accessible by highway and Mississauga Transit  
- Transportation is to be covered by volunteer
Main ContactLorraine Ogilvie, Recreation/Volunteer Coordination, MICBA Forum Italia Community Services; Phone: 905-507-2711 ext 4; Fax: 905-507-3016; Email:
Potential ScheduleMonday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Tuesday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Wednesday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Thursday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Friday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Saturday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Sunday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Dates and times are still to be determined by Volunteer Coodinator and hired volunteers (1 to 2 positions available)
Number of Volunteers Req'dMississauga: 3 individual(s) 
3 individual(s) needed in total. 
There and 1 to 2 volunteer positions available
TrainingOrientation ; Scheduled training ; Traiining and orientation will be completed upon hire
ClientsSeniors 65 and older
Interaction LevelOne-on-one ; Small Group ; Medium Group
Areas of InterestEducation Support (Training Programs) ; Reading/Literacy ; Senior's Activity Support
Suitable ForAdults (25 to 64)
Agency Details
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Organization NameMICBA Forum Italia Community Services, Forum Italia Seniors' Residence
Address & Map
155 Forum Dr
Mississauga, ON L4Z 3M9
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Office Phone905-507-2711
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