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HOW TO BECOME A VOLUNTEER


WICE is a membership organization run by members for members. A talented group of volunteers contribute to keeping the organization flourishing. Their work, dedication and interests make WICE a vibrant and dynamic organization. New volunteers are always needed and welcome. Areas in which our volunteers contribute include marketing and communications, office administration, member & community relations, volunteer management, website and database maintenance, curriculum development and management.

AVAILABLE VOLUNTEER POSITIONS

Volunteer Application

1. Consult the list of available volunteer opportunities (found below) to see if your skills and availability match with our current needs.

2. Fill out our Volunteer Application Form.

3. Upon receipt of your completed application, we will contact you to schedule an interview to discuss your interests, talents and availability, and to provide you with more information about our current opportunities.

Volunteering positions require obtaining WICE membership. Membership in the association is required for all levels of participation. However, new volunteers receive a 50% discount on their first adhesion, and will be renewed free of charge as long as they remain active in the association. Information on joining can be found on the memberships page.

If you would like more help with applying to become a volunteer with WICE then please do email volunteer@wice-paris.org.

We take great pride in the professional quality of our work, providing a welcoming environment for volunteers. See our Volunteers Principles and Values for more info.



Language Director

The Language Director is responsible for overseeing and coordinating WICE language courses working to ensure a coordinated, quality program of languages courses to our members.

Primary Tasks:

    Monitor email and respond to questions from students and potential students.
    Coordinate with the office manager, marketing, HR, volunteer coordinator and IT dept.
    Prepare and submit course details for website publication including developing the calendar, pricing and course descriptions.
    Monitor registrations to optimize availability.
    Review teacher invoices for payment.
    Coordinate class coverage in case of an absence.
    Find qualified teachers if a vacancy occurs.
    Monitor discussion groups to ensure they have weekly facilitator coverage.
    Provide information to potential volunteers and coordinate on boarding.

A time commitment of 5 hours per week, with an additional 5 hours per week during peak periods is necessary. Most work can be from home but it is necessary to go to the office on occasion.

Start Date: September.

Do you want to master new technical skills and volunteer to support a diverse non-profit organisation?

The IT team at WICE are looking for new members to help us with our daily management of our IT systems as well as using technology as part of a wide variety of new projects. Whilst experience in IT of any kind is a bonus it is by no means necessary. All we require of our volunteers are to have everyday computer knowledge, a willingness to learn new skills and a minimum of 5 hours work a week. Full training will be provided.

Projects will include.

  • Web design and content creation in support of the organisation in general and specific events
  • Administration of content management systems.
  • Administration of Google cloud tools.
  • Database administration.
  • Support to marketing, operations and accounting teams.

This is a great opportunity to get involved with WICE, make a valuable contribution and see all aspects of the organisation. If you want to learn new skills and achieve some goals that would look great on a future CV all whilst having the feel-good factor of volunteering then we would like to hear from you.

EMT with working French, organized, autonomous, responsible administrative candidate to work directly with the WICE Office Manager on core business functions, including confidential database and financial operations. Special projects as required. GDPR training will be provided. Occasional event support is requested. Google suite knowledge required. Strong communication skills, and an interest in dedicated volunteering to build or exercise a professional profile are imperative. Join us!

WICE Programs Coordinator is responsible for overseeing and coordinating activities in the six WICE departments: Creative Writing, Cultural Studies, Languages, Living in France, Paris Walks & Visits and Visual Arts

WICE is seeking a volunteer to work within the Programs Team and support and guide the individual WICE Program Directors Primary Tasks:

● Various administrative duties (monitoring email, course registrations)

● Assist with:

o Organizing the bi-annual creation of program courses

o Scheduling courses

o Loading course information onto the WICE website

o Compiling, analysing and creating presentations of Programs results

● Facilitating communication among Program departments and between Programs and other WICE departments

Time Commitment: 5 hours per week, with an additional 5 hours per week required during the peak course creation time of Spring and Fall S​tart Date​: Immediate Start with a minimum committment of 12 months required

We are seeking discussion group facilitators in, English, French and Spanish!

You will work as a team with other facilitators leading the group once every two or three weeks.

Select an interesting topic for the group to discuss and then guide a discussion by asking questions and ensuring an environment where group members feel comfortable expressing themselves. Help group members expand their cultural and language knowledge by providing cultural insights and clarification on vocabulary, slang, and pronunciation to help advanced students gain fluency and speaking confidence in a fun and relaxed environment.

In addition to our traditional groups that meet in our classroom, we are also anticipating creating on-line discussion groups that would allow you to volunteer for this role without leaving home

The Living in France Department delivers a program of activities that enhance the experience of living in France for people both new to Paris and those who want to delve deeper into the City’s secrets. Through the provision of a program of practical courses such as cooking and wine tasting, plus courses that range from hands-on workshops to behind the scenes tours on such topics as perfume making and fashion, participants can learn how to master the French art of “savoir vivre.” You will work with our team of very experienced providers who continue to strive to improve the living in France experience for our WICE members.

The Accounting Assistant works closely with the WICE Treasurer to import financial data into Quickbooks on a weekly basis (2 hours a week in the WICE Office). Training on internal systems will be provided. Previous experience with Quickbooks is required.

The WICE team is seeking a number of enthusiastic marketing volunteers to work on specific projects through the summer and autumn months. Active engagement in a range of responsibilities, including assisting in all aspects of the Marketing Communication implementation to support direct response marketing and brand strategies; supporting the senior staff in the development of language course marketing campaigns and media placement activities; and assisting in the development and project management of Open House and Apero evenings. A great way to get hands on experience in a busy, lively marketing team.

We are looking for a dynamic person who is passionate about art and culture and who can volunteer their time to developing and managing the Cultural Studies department. Ideally, the volunteer candidate has worked in the arts in France and has developed a network of professionals in various fields covering art and culture that they can leverage. The position requires someone who likes a good challenge, is creative, and who can volunteer time to develop new program ideas and bring them to fruition.

This is a new and exciting opening with WICE to manage new incoming partnership requests and to develop relationships with other groups about forming partnerships. Fluent French and English is required for this opening, as is a willingness to network.

VOLUNTEER BENEFITS

In return for the hard work and dedication of our volunteers, we offer numerous benefits, including: 

Discounts

New volunteers receive a 50% discount on their first year of Individual membership (€50 to €25) and will be renewed free of charge as long as they remain active in the association.

After a qualifying period of 3 months we offer a 20% discount for member volunteers attending WICE courses. Click here to view our full course Discount Policy
Volunteer Social Events
Includes monthly Apèro on the last Tuesday of each month (except over the Summer break)

Building your network in Paris

Interacting with the rest of our international, experienced team. 

 Skills and Knowledge up to date

Keep your skills and knowledge up to date whilst learning new ones.  All volunteers receive in house training and the experience can be used on CV's and future applications.


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