A Foundation Training Programme tutor should have an understanding of all parts of the course, be passionate about the work of the British Red Cross and wider Movement and support new volunteers in becoming engaged with the British Red Cross.
Help to tutor ESOL Learners (English for Speakers of Other Languages).
Volunteers will be trained in PDA ITESOL (Introduction to Tutoring ESOL, SCQF Level 6) and then volunteer in the ESOL programme.
Once trained you would volunteer with an ESOL Learner/s from the Elmwood Campus, Cupar for a minimum of one hour a week, providing additional English Language Support.
No formal qualifications needed to start the training course as an interview with the programme organiser will determine suitability;
The training is done online, so good internet connection and IT skills required;
The training is no more than four hours a week, for two modules, both eight weeks in length, by the second module you will be placed with learner/s;
No previous teaching experience needed, just a willingness to work with others and an interest in teaching English as a language would be helpful;
If English is not your first language, then proof of English language level required (e.g. a very good Cambridge FCE, CAE, CPE or IELTS 7, or a very good SQA Higher)
Once placed with a learner it is your choice about how often you work with them each week - it should be equally beneficial and suitable;
Based and around the Cupar area, willing to travel would be benefit but not essential;
There is NO cost for the course, SRUC covers this,but we ask that you are able to commit to volunteering, as best as you can, for at least 6 months to a year after training;
You will need to undergo a PVG, the cost of this is also covered by SRUC.
The next course starts when there are sufficient numbers, so get in touch at any time.
Have fun, learn new skills and make a difference to the lives of older people in your area. Bield Housing and Care are looking for a friendly individual with IT skills to join the team.
Bield volunteers help reduce isolation and loneliness by supporting older people in a variety of ways. Our Silver Surfer volunteers help tenants develop skills using computers, laptops and smartphones.
This is a social activity in itself but the skills learned can also help tenants to develop their social networks, keeping in touch with family and friends or getting involved in community activities. It can open up a whole new world for the participants! You don’t need to be an IT expert but if you have
experience of using laptops (eg. Microsoft Office, Emails, Internet) and smartphones that would be great.
In terms of volunteer availability, any afternoon would work but preferably a weekday.
An induction will be provided and you will receive ongoing support. Expenses will also be covered. Please note the minimum age for volunteering is 16 years old.
If this sounds like a good fit for you, we’d really love to hear from you
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.
Collydean Community Centre is seeking volunteer tutors to help with thier proposed homework club to help children and young people with their homework. This opportunity would suit a university student looking for teaching experience, or retired or semi-retired tutors/lecturers/teachers. They expect the club to have all age ranges from primary to secondary school attending. The centre is currently revamping its program for children and young people and by providing a homework club they are giving these children a chance to bounce ideas off each other, but to also access help and advice from experienced tutors. The time commitment would be a minimum of 2 hours a week, in the late afternoon and evenings. They are especially keen to hear from people with experience in tutoring numeracy and literacy.