In our Global Citizen Certificate, we inspire you to help others and engage with Victoria's community, all while using and improving your English skills!
In Power English Mornings you will improve all your English skills, particularly your fluency and ability to communicate.
In the afternoons you will take part in special initiatives focused on using your English to improve the world around you. You’ll learn about the culture of volunteering, and how it improves your ability to get a job. You will use English in a community fundraising project; give presentations; volunteer in the local community; write a blog; and meet local Canadians.
To join the program, you are:
The total course is 12 weeks in duration, made up of three 4-week modules. You can take the modules in any order, although 1>2>3 is recommended.
|Oct 24, 2016||Nov 21, 2016||Not available|
|Feb 6, 2017||Mar 6, 2017||Apr 3, 2017|
|May 1, 2017||May 29, 2017||Not available|
|Sept 18, 2017||Oct 16, 2017||Nov 13, 2017|
|7:30am - 8:30am||Rotary Club Breakfast (optional)|
|9am - 12pm||Power English Mornings (English classes)|
|1pm - 3pm||Learning & Discussion||Fundraising Project||Volunteering Activity||Learning & Discussion||Volunteering Activity|
|Evenings and Weekends||Special seasonal volunteering opportunities are available according to the time of year (optional)|
|Learning & Discussion||Explore what makes a good volunteer, and how volunteering can be a bridge to paid work. Develop transferable job skills like giving presentations, writing business emails and planning events.|
|Fundraising Project||The class develops a plan for a fundraising project with donations going to a local charity. Volunteer as a class at several charitable organizations, doing things such as chatting with the elderly, preparing kits for a disaster, assisting with a cultural workshop and more.|
You will support organizations like these, through fundraising and volunteering:
A Graduation Certificate detailing the level of English achieved, a statement of volunteer hours, and a reference letter.
Accompany Sterling College Principal, Randall Stewart, to a Rotary Club breakfast where you will learn about Rotary activities and meet local Rotarians.
Cost: $15/breakfast paid on the day.
Have even more fun volunteering on the weekends!
Spring: Easter, Greater Victoria Performing Arts Festival, Uno Fest, Victoria Highland Games, Victoria Day Parade, Africa Fest, Global Partnership Walk
Summer: too many to list
Fall: Saanich Fair, Halloween, Remembrance Day, Movember, Rifflandia Music Festival
Winter: Family Day, Victoria Film Festival, Christmas Craft Fairs, Food Drives, Festival of Trees, Christmas