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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.
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.
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 email@example.com or tel.: 07884971624.
Dundee Carers Centre BME Service supports disabled people and carers from Black and Minority Ethnic communities. We are looking to recruit female 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 about the Project, 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.
Do you speak a second language and want to share your language with older adults in care homes? You don't need have experience teaching: We offer training by the Open University and support throughout your volunteering. All you need is passion for languages and empathy!
As Lingo Flamingo tutor you would share your language with a group of 5 to 8 people in care homes. You would talk about culture, music, food and simply have fun unlike a regular language class that is full of grammar and assessments. The most important thing is that you are available for 1 hour a week over 10 weeks, always same day and same time. The day and time would depend on your availability, but usually classes take place during daytime. Lingo Flamingo provides you with the teaching materials and extensive training, all you have to bring is motivation. We teach only Spanish, Italian, French and German, as those language are the most popular. The language classes are on a very basic level, so you do not need to be a native speaker. Volunteers are required to become members of the PVG scheme.
We are looking for Polish, Russian, Hungarian and Latvian speaking volunteers to act as translators. Could you help?
Volunteers will have the opportunity to enhance the experiences of our Special Olympics athletes, by giving up thier time to support the Games Organisers in a positive fulfilling event for all.
Interested in volunteering to help someone improve their English skills locally?
Angus Council Place team have opportunities for volunteers of all ages and walks of life to help students attending their English evening classes to improve their English skills.
The ESOL Buddy Project is designed to give volunteers from the local community the opportunity to meet a student from another country and learn more about their life and culture. The student gains the opportunity to improve their spoken English skills and better integrate in the community, progress at work or to further education.
Typically the volunteer and the student meet once a week for about two hours in a public place – a café or library – at a time that suits them both for a chat about their lives and families – a ‘blether’ as we would say! There is no need to know another language or be a grammar expert. The project is run to improve informal English and strengthen contacts in the community.
The project has been running for over three years and many volunteers have enjoyed the experience and made good friends. Students have made great progress by engaging with community groups and leisure activities that they did not have the confidence to embark on, as well as making progress at work or study.
We have opportunities in Forfar, Arbroath, Brechin and Montrose.
Opportunities also exist to volunteer in the classroom as a teaching assistant. This has helped many volunteers gain the experience they need to follow on from a TEFL qualification or similar.
If you are interested or would like to find out more about this project please get in touch with Neil Paterson Communities Officer at:
*Lingo Flamingo is battling dementia through language - Join the flock!
Lingo Flamingo is a non for profit organisation who teaches languages to older adults in care homes, day centres and retirement communities. Recent research shows that speaking a second language can postpone the effects of dementia by up to 5 years. We therefore use languages (Italian, Spanish, French or German) as a vehicle to empower the minds of older adults, proving that you can teach an old dog new tricks!
We are looking for talented and passionate volunteers who would like to share the gift of languages with other people. Many of the people we teach are living with dementia or other conditions which are usually thought of as being barriers to learning, but we want to show that by adapting to everyone’s needs and focussing on having fun, it is never too late to learn another language!
To volunteer with us, you need to be available for an hour a week over a 10 week period. We offer teaching training to prepare you for the role, so teaching experience is not necessary. All we ask if that you are reliable, compassionate and motivated to teach others!
If this all sounds like exactly what you've been looking for, please get in touch! You can contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Leah, at email: firstname.lastname@example.org or tel: 07498723983 who will be delighted to hear from you and provide more information.
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.