Gaelic speakers, tutors and translators

  • VO84013
  • Home-based volunteering


Lingo Flamingo are a vibrant social enterprise based in the Southside of Glasgow with a
mission to share the joys of language learning far and wide. We offer engaging,
light-hearted and interactive language classes to older adults in various locations across
Scotland. All of what we do is inspired by research which shows that learning a language
at any age can help slow cognitive decline. We believe wholeheartedly that it is never too
late to learn!
For our latest project, we are partnering with Glasgow City Council to teach Scottish
Gaelic in day centres and care homes in Scotland. We are looking for individuals with
Gaelic language skills to help with the various stages of this exciting new project!
We are initially looking for individuals with interest in translation and/or tutoring to
translate our pre-existing workbooks into Gaelic. This work would be done remotely, and
would require applicants to have access to emails. A personal computer is desirable but
not essential, as we would be able to provide a computer on loan. The translating role has
a time commitment of around 1 hour a week over a 2 month period. Experience of
translation work is not essential, and volunteers will be supported throughout by Lingo
Flamingo's Learning Manager.
As part of the second stage of the project, we are looking for people to teach small groups
of adults using the newly designed workbooks. Teaching experience is helpful, but not
essential, as we will provide comprehensive online teacher training. The tutoring time will
require a time commitment of 1-2 hours per week, but with lots of flexibility according to
your needs.
Individuals are welcome to help with both roles outlined above, or whichever best suits
their interests. We will provide training on our teaching methods and practices, as well as
ongoing support and mentoring for both roles.
If you have teaching experience, or experience translating and creating teaching
resources, feel free to get in touch via or website, or directly on
We're looking forward to hearing from you

Organisation aims and objectives

There is a growing body of evidence to suggest that speaking multiple languages can delay the onset of Dementia by up to 5 years. More generally, learning a foreign language benefits the brain in other ways, by increasing reading comprehension, logic and mathematical skills, and memory and decision making skills. For these reasons we provide tailored outreach language sessions in a selection of languages to assist in keeping brains active and promote the many positive effects of language learning.










Translation can be done remotely, and can be completed whenever is convenient for the volunteer. Tutoring is an hour a week over a 10 week period, with potential for longer term employment. Commitment 6 Months 2 Hours, Weekly


Experience required: Education / Training;Multi Lingual / Culturalism
Minimum age: 16


Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Travel expenses are reimbursed.
Training details: All volunteers can attend an online teaching training session which provides a detailed introduction to volunteering with Lingo Flamingo. Every volunteer also has a Lingo Flamingo staff member as a named contact. The staff member will be able to provide ongoing support and advice, including phone call check ins.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer

Last updated 11 days ago

Please note, organisations are currently experiencing a large volume of enquiries from people looking to help out. They may not always be able to meet this demand so please be patient, you may not receive a quick response or be assigned to a role.