CALLING ALL GAELIC SPEAKERS, TUTORS AND ENTHUSIASTS!
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
We're looking forward to hearing from you
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Our Language Cafes are friendly and informal weekly sessions where we invite everyone to chat in English and learn from each other about living in the UK. So far we have had over 25 different nationalities, aged be-tween 20 to 70+, with a variety of professions and educational levels. Every person attending our sessions is invited to enjoy an informal and welcoming environment that promotes tolerance and integration. Cafetistas come to learn about Aberdeen, meet people who share their circumstances and meet volunteers who would encourage them to improve their English and learn more about the UK.
Every week we speak about a different topic or run an activity to encourage cafetistas to improve their language and personal skills and integrate into their community, whether in Aberdeen or Aberdeenshire.
*What are the benefits of being our volunteer at the Language Cafes:
*You will learn about different cultures and use your personal and life skills to interact and help people who are settling in an unfamiliar environment.
* You will exercise your existing capabilities and knowledge on varied topics whilst learning about new subjects and cultures.
*You will learn about creative ways in which you can engage, encourage and motivate people.
* You will have a positive and long lasting impact on cafetistas as well as in your community by supporting an environment of tolerance, respect and open interaction.
*You will learn and practise your leading and problem solving skills as well as your creativity and adaptability.
*We would like to invite volunteers who can:
*Attend at least two language cafes every month over an extended period of time. This helps to support consistency and creates a solid relationship with our cafetistas and with GREC.
* Research and share information with our cafetistas.
* Act as moderators and lead activities with other volunteers and cafetistas during our sessions.
* Create a welcoming environment by tolerating and respecting every-one attending our Language Cafes.
* Ensure that everyone is given an opportunity to communicate and share their opinions during the sessions.
We acknowledge our volunteers as the true foundation of the Language Cafes. A fantastic opportunity to help – with all help greatly appreciated. For more information please get in touch with Adriana via email at: email@example.com or tel.: 01224 595505.
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Citizens Rights Project is focused on providing information about the EU Settlement Scheme, which involves application process for the settled or pre-settled status for EU/EEA/Swiss nationals, and their family members, living in the UK.
We are looking for community leaders, caseworkers or local organisers with experience in social work or similar (i.e. citizens rights, community development, cultural integration and diversity, migrant issues, vulnerable individuals and communities, etc.) who would like to volunteer with us.
Your role will be to provide information and advice about the EU Settlement Scheme, and assist eligible Eu/EEA/Swiss community members with the application process.
As our volunteer you will:
- learn about the EU Settlement Scheme
- receive free training and OISC Level 1 (limited to EUSS) accreditation
- acquire experience providing 1-2-1 advice under supervision of an experienced immigration adviser
- provide language and technological support in making applications to the EU Settlement Scheme
- work closely with vulnerable EU/EEA/Swiss community members with complex needs and assist them in the
process of securing their legal rights in the UK
- join the network of organisations who support European communities in the UK
We offer volunteer placements to willing and eligible candidates who can dedicate a few hours a week of their time.
The placements are open to anyone with right to reside in the UK, and is not limited to UK and other EU nationals. However, speakers of other European language as well as English are especially welcome to join the programme. We especially look for candidates from Scottish Borders, Ayrshire, Dumfries and Galloway, Western Islands, Orkney, Shetland and Highlands.
For more information visit www.citizensrightsproject.org
Find us on Facebook EURightsProject and Twitter CitzRights.
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Various roles sought to expand the various projects operated by Shirley's Space. These include roles including, communication - Having a cup of coffee and a conversation with anybody who wishes to use Shirley’s Space services. Training will be provided if necessary. FUNDRAISING - Participating and generating ideas to ensure Shirley’s Space has the funds to continue. ADMINISTRATION - Participating in the day-to-day running of the organisation, from reception to social media. COUNSELLORS - Shirley’s Space will also require counsellors to deal with more complex situations that may arise. There is a fantastic opportunity for practice hours.
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As a Polish support work volunteer/ translator you will gain work experience in supporting Polish clients whom have been referred to our service. You will support the client to attend the service during their 4 week trial period, to help them feel more at ease and comfortable. You will be able to meet new people and support clients to engage in the activities within the premises. You will advocate on behalf of Polish speaking service users making sure staff and other clients understand their wishes. This will help the client to integrate into the service and improve their communication and language skills. In this role you may be requested to support English-speaking clients too.
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The State Hospital Board for Scotland are looking for an individual with experience of using British Sign Language (BSL) to help support the provision of activities for patients using BSL within the Skye Centre which offers various activities such as animal assisted therapy, horticulture, sports and fitness, arts and crafts, education, library, shop, cafe and social events.
The volunteer would work in conjunction with a range of staff to provide support to patients who use BSL who may be admitted to the hospital.
The State Hospital is one of four high secure psychiatric hospitals in the UK, located in South Lanarkshire. The principal aim is to rehabilitate patients all of whom are detained in the hospital under the Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act (2003).
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Why we want you
We are committed to supporting carers across Lanarkshire & volunteers are key partners in
the success of our organisation and support all aspects of our work. Your contribution is key
to supporting our services & the donation of your time, skills and experience is of invaluable
benefit to us and the carers we support.
What we would require for you
We are seeking volunteers with additional language skills, that could support us on a home
basis role (Equipment Supplied) Wi-Fi essential for connection. Minimum commitment 4
hours per week..
The skills you need
• Ability to work as part of a team
• Excellent organisational skills with the ability to prioritise tasks
• Good administrative & IT skills
• Strong verbal & written communication skills
• Able to handle sensitive & confidential information
• Willingness to learn
• Ability to speak an additional language and translate into English for recording purposes
What you will be doing
• Calling carers
• Providing information to carers
• Electronically documenting conversation
• Refer any concerns to Volunteer Development Worker
What's in it for you
• Full training and support
• Regular support & supervision
• The opportunity to build & develop skills
• Valuable work experience to add onto your cv
• Reasonable out-of-pocket expenses
• Make a real difference to the lives of carers
Information on this opportunity can also be found at https://lanarkshirecarerscentre.org.uk/volunteer
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Dundee Carers Centre supports disabled people and carers from Black and Minority Ethnic communities. We are looking to recruit volunteers who have multi-lingual skills to help out with various activities. In particular, we would be keen to recruit volunteers who can communicate in Cantonese, Urdu and Punjabi. BME volunteers will take part in a range of different activities that the Centre runs. These may include: awareness raising, helping at regular group events and outings, and providing information and other support, e.g., advocacy work, filling out forms, contact with other organisations, etc.
Last updated 3 months ago
The role of the one to one ESOL tutor will be to plan and deliver appropriately levelled English lessons for individual students who do not have English as their first language, meet with students for 1 - 2 hours once a week during school term time at DIWC, provide literacy support where appropriate, gather regular feedback and review progress and development of student with project staff, and work closely with project staff to source appropriate materials.
The crèche costs are £2 per session for volunteers.
DIWC ARE UNABLE TO OFFER ESOL VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITIES AT WEEKENDS OR IN THE EVENINGS.
Last updated 3 months ago
Great opportunity to develop leadership, writing, communication, management and marketing skills and to be part of the vibrant community of young theologians and to make a contribution to the enterprise that matters!
We need your help in:
• Maintaining effective internal communications within the organisation
• Coordinating events
• Planning and implementing promotional campaigns
• Overseeing the social media strategy
A fantastic opportunity to assist a brilliant group/charity. All help makes a difference and is greatly appreciated.
For more details please contact Dr. Olga Sevastyanova, Chairperson at email firstname.lastname@example.org or tel.: 07884971624.
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