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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.

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 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 an active volunteer 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: January.

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.

We are seeking discussion group facilitators in, English and French.

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 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.

We are looking for a highly organized and pro-active individual to lead our busy volunteer recruitment team.

Duties will include

  • Arranging interviews, assessing CV's, offering or declining candidates and attending interviews where needed
  • Liaise with department directors to stay current on volunteer needs
  • Initiate recruitment of new volunteers
  • Responsible for volunteer appreciation efforts
  • Supervise recruiting team
The ideal candidate will be team-oriented, demonstrate initiative and possess excellent attention to detail. Previous experience of the recruitment process is preferable but not essential. This is a busy volunteer role and requires 10 working hours a week. Much of the work can be done from home but will need to be in the office at times.

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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