The successful volunteer would be matched with a New Scot or a family who require support to practise their English language learning in “real” situations. Buddies also support learning about Scottish culture and customs, and may help learners to find out how to access services.
The volunteer would be contributing to the integration of the new arrivals into the society, reducing their isolation and enhancing their employability prospects, which is a hugely important and rewarding activity. They would be offered support and training by the ESOL Officer, so someone thinking of teaching English might be particularly interested in this opportunity.
Are you interested in working with young people? Do you want to see a sustainable youth work provision in the Murroes and Wellbank area in the long term?
The TNYP runs by Angus Council Vibrant Communities Team on Thursday nights during school term times at the Wellbank Village Hall. The project aims to fill the gap between home and school learning and support young people who go through a transition period. It opens to all young people aged P6-S2, who live within Murroes & Wellbank or in the surrounding areas.
We would like to invite volunteers, whether parents, carers or anyone who is interested in this project, to work with us to make this project even more fun and sustainable!