Volunteer Online as an English Conversation Partner

Volunteer Online as an English Conversation Partner

Volunteer Online as an English Conversation Partner

Estimated Time: 10 - 12 Hours Over 3 - 3 Months

ENGin is a nonprofit organization changing the world one conversation at a time. We connect English-speaking volunteers ages 13+ with motivated Ukrainians ages 9+ for online speaking practice and cross-cultural exchange. Through simple weekly virtual conversations, our volunteers make a huge impact - helping people overcome the language barrier, offering friendship and emotional support, and introducing them to a new culture. In a time of extreme stress for Ukrainians, weekly one-on-one conversations offer a lifeline of normalcy. Are you ready to change a life from the comfort of home? ENGin is looking for fluent English speakers to videochat with Ukrainians. This is a flexible and unique opportunity to make a huge impact while discovering a new culture and meeting a new friend! We’ll pair you up with a student to videochat with each week at times that are convenient for you. No teaching experience or knowledge of Ukrainian is required.

Working location

Any online platform (Zoom, Google Meet, Skype etc)

Proposed project steps with time estimates

Our only requirements for volunteers are English fluency, a strong internet connection, and the ability to commit to one hour a week for a minimum of 10-12 weeks. We provide training, support, and comprehensive session plans to guide your conversations.

Our volunteer registration process looks like this:
Complete an application form (5 minutes)
Attend a Zoom interview (15 minutes)
Complete the program agreement (2 minutes)
Attend a 2-part volunteer training (1-1.5 hours)
Take the quiz (5 minutes)
Get matched to a student!

What We Have In Place

Volunteers are provided training and support throughout their experience with ENGin. We match volunteers with students based on interests and availability. Volunteers meet with their students for 1 hour per week over a 10-12 week period. These meeting take place online via video chat (Zoom, Google Meet, etc.). Each 1 hour session revolves around conversation in English. We provide session plans and training on best practices.

ENGin is a peer-to-peer ESL program providing free, high-quality speaking practice for English learners while offering English speakers a flexible and rewarding volunteer opportunity.
What we Do
ENGin matches fluent English speakers with Ukrainian students who need to improve their spoken English. Our program was founded to fill a major gap in English-language education in Ukraine: while many teenagers study English grammar and vocabulary in school, few have access to high-quality, affordable opportunities to practice the essential skill of speaking. ENGin allows volunteers to make an impact without leaving their rooms while also expanding their cultural horizons. We work with volunteers ages 14-22; the commitment starts at 1-2 hours a week.