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Lingo Flamingo Volunteers

  • VO74021


Description

*Lingo Flamingo is battling dementia through language - Join the flock!
Lingo Flamingo is a non for profit organisation who teaches languages to older adults in care homes, day centres and retirement communities. Recent research shows that speaking a second language can postpone the effects of dementia by up to 5 years. We therefore use languages (Italian, Spanish, French or German) as a vehicle to empower the minds of older adults, proving that you can teach an old dog new tricks!
We are looking for talented and passionate volunteers who would like to share the gift of languages with other people. Many of the people we teach are living with dementia or other conditions which are usually thought of as being barriers to learning, but we want to show that by adapting to everyone’s needs and focussing on having fun, it is never too late to learn another language!
To volunteer with us, you need to be available for an hour a week over a 10 week period. We offer teaching training to prepare you for the role, so teaching experience is not necessary. All we ask if that you are reliable, compassionate and motivated to teach others!
If this all sounds like exactly what you've been looking for, please get in touch! You can contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Leah, at email: leah.cowling@lingoflamingo.co.uk or tel: 07498723983 who will be delighted to hear from you and provide more information.

Organisation aims and objectives

Lingo Flamingo is a non for profit organisation who teaches languages to older adults in care homes, day centres and retirement communities. Recent research shows that speaking a second language can postpone the effects of dementia by up to 5 years. We therefore use foreign languages as a vehicle to empower the minds of older adults, proving that you can teach an old dog new tricks.

Restrictions

Experience required: >Speak Italian, Spanish, French or German. >Have 1 hour a week to spare over 10 weeks. >Compassionate, patient, understanding and flexible!
Travel details: Volunteer opportunities available across Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire.
Minimum age: 16

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: We can reimburse volunteers for any travel expenses incurred as a result of their volunteering.
Training details: Good support is provided to all volunteers. Before matching volunteers to a project we provide teacher training which will equip volunteers to be able to teach a Lingo Flamingo class. While projects are underway they are able to contact Leah, the volunteer coordinator at any point for further teaching tips and support.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

Last updated 24 days ago