English Language Centre opportunities

One of the most valuable experiences that we offer international students at the English Language Centre (ELC) is the opportunity to interact with native speakers of English. During our programs, we try to connect ELC students with Canadians in a variety of ways and are always looking for new volunteers.

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Virtual volunteer opportunity for current UVic students

Are you a current UVic student looking for a volunteer experience where you can connect with people from around the world, while building your international communication and leadership skills?

As an online Café Social volunteer, you will work with trained UVic facilitators as you support UVic students in English as an Additional Language (EAL) programs by participating in online English conversation activities, games and trivia challenges. 

Visit Volunteering at the ELC for more info.

In-person volunteer

Volunteer opportunities include:

  • Conversation Club Partner
  • ELC Learning Centre Volunteer
  • Classroom Volunteer

Visit Volunteering at the ELC for more info.


Homestay host

The UVic Homestay program is looking for new hosts. If you have ever considered hosting an international student, contact us! Our award-winning program staff will support you every step of the way so that you can enjoy this rewarding cultural experience, while receiving a monthly payment of $1,350.

Visit Become a homestay host for more info.