OUR FRENCH & ENGLISH LANGUAGE EXCHANGE PROGRAM IS BACK!
Teach English or French to our refugee community, underprivileged kids and the marginalized.
For this event, please register to become a STCP volunteer at this link HERE
Volunteers meet every Saturday at 12noon at Abert Schweitzer Parc, 10 rue de L’Hotel de Ville, (Line 7 Metro Pont Marie, or Line 1 Metro St. Paul)
Please note, this is also the park where our Food Distribution and other S.E.R.V.E (Saturday Engage & Reunite Volunteer Events) activities take place starting at 10am.
You have the option of still joining our food distribution starting at 10am each Saturday, and then joining the Language Exchange at 12 noon. Each Saturday we will also have a volunteer and refugee picnic (and games) together in the park starting at 1pm.
During this language exchange, volunteers are given a topic and are matched with a member of our refugee community. We have conversations, teaching and practicing French or English.
The session lasts 1 hour, followed by a picnic. STCP provides food for the refugees, but we ask our volunteers to bring their own lunch. We always appreciate volunteers who bring a food item such as nuts, fruit, cookies or a snack for the refugees.
You don’t have to be a trained language instructor to participate, but we do ask that you consider becoming a SAVE member to work directly with our refugee community. The SAVE Member program offers training and a combination of theory and practice workshops to ensure more impactful and meaningful volunteer experiences for our volunteers.
If you are interested in becoming a SAVE Member, there are many benefits. First, you can take an unlimited number of workshops, and participate in a wide variety of exclusive SAVE Member volunteer activities and events. SAVE members also receive a certificate of benevolence for school, work or job search requirements. SAVE members also collaborate with fellow SAVE members to social impact projects.
A S.A.V.E. application must be completed. The S.A.V.E. application can be filled out HERE.
To learn more about S.A.V.E., click HERE.