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Conversation Cafe Volunteer

  • VO63935


Description

We are looking for committed volunteers to be trained and work with Fife's international community, and to lead informal conversation cafe classes in a relaxed atmosphere. Conversation Cafes are a safe and relaxed place for people to learn English and to gain confidence using the language.
You don't need a special qualification in teaching English to become our volunteer, as classes are very informal and are a great opportunity to meet other people and learn about their culture. Conversation Cafes are for people who are living in the UK but who do not speak English as a first language. These students are most commonly refugees and immigrants and need to learn the language in order to help them settle into UK society. Occasionally we will be inviting speakers from the NHS, Fife Council, Fife Cultural Trust and will welcome any suggestions from the group.

Organisation aims and objectives

FMF delivers its various services to support individuals to realise equal opportunity and equal treatment in accessing and benefiting from public service. Currently we operate projects that seek to address issues of isolation, discrimination, welfare rights, unemployment, and housing problems of migrants in Fife Council area. We also provide excellent opportunities for integration trough volunteering for individuals from all different ethnic minority backgrounds.

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Minimum hours are 2-6 hours per week with a minimum commitment of 3 months.

Restrictions

Experience required: Volunteers should be friendly, approachable and have good communication skills.
Travel details: Opportunities are available in Kirkcaldy, Glenrothes, Leven and Dunfermline and Fife Migrants Forum can reimburse travel expenses.
Minimum age: 16

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Public transport costs and mileage at 45p per mile reimbursed.
Training details: Introduction to volunteering and working with groups. Training on what the cafes are and hints and tips on running classes.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

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