Volunteer English Tutor

  • VO72134
  • Home-based volunteering


You will be matched then visit a family weekly, to work on the parents' language skills. These families are usually asylum seekers/refugees and can find themselves socially isolated, often due to language barriers.

You will visit a family weekly in their home for upto 2 hours to help build their confidence and skills with English using a practical approach. There is no formal curriculum to follow but we provide some resources to support you. You may also benefit from activities such as going to shops with the family, helping them to practice letter formation or talk with them about where they want/need to use English most.

Organisation aims and objectives

Home-Start Glasgow South aims to support families in all areas of South Glasgow struggling to cope with the challenges of being a parent and the impact on family life. We want all families, and children, to have access to resources which will make everyday life less stressful and more enjoyable. Most of all, we want to give children the best possible start in life.










The opportunity takes place during school holidays and in term time and is flexible. It is home based volunteering.


Travel details: Any family you could be matched with will live on the South Side of Glasgow and you will never be asked to visit a home in an area you are not able to or comfortable with going to. Interviews and monthly supervisions can take place in your own home, should you be happy with this. Our office is located in Pollokshaws and this will be the location for all training.
Minimum age: 18


Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: We pay for public transport rates on submission of receipts/tickets and mileage at a rate of 45p/mile.
Taster details: Not available
Training details: After the application form and initial interview, volunteers will complete a nine-session weekly training course in groups followed by a final interview with a co-ordinator. Once matched with a family, they will receive monthly supervision with a co-ordinator as well as regular opportunities for additional training such as First Aid.
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