Position Overview


Everyone is welcome to join Let’s Talk: ELL Conversation Partners. This program is designed for people who speak English but would like to practice speaking and listening. Native English speaker volunteers are invited to join us for conversation and friendship! Partners meet for about one hour and are led by a facilitator. The program is informal, fun, and free! No experience necessary.

Volunteer reports to

Adult ELL teacher

Time commitment

Approximately 1 hour/month

Schedule and location

One Monday per month from 10-11 a.m. at the West Des Moines Public Library, 4000 Mills Civic Pkwy, West Des Moines. View the West Des Moines Public Library calendar for dates.

Required qualifications

  • Age 18+
  • Near-native fluency in English (native speakers of languages other than English are encouraged to apply, especially Spanish, Arabic, and Chin speakers)
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills, interest in others
  • Patience and respect for individuals from diverse backgrounds

Email Caitlin Quirk at quirkc@wdmcs.org to sign up!