Volunteer Voices 2024, Meet Samson

Our Tameside Volunteering Team began working with Samson in ??? and began the process of matching him with a volunteering opportunity that would suit him personally, whilst also make use of his incredible skill set.

We are thrilled to hear, in his words, how Samson's volunteering journey is flourishing, the huge benefits he's bringing to the community, and the personal sense of achievement and wellbeing he's taking from his role.

Samson told us;

“I am originally from Rwanda. I have been in England since 2022. Being part of the Tameside community, I feel a moral obligation to contribute to its development in any way. I have undertaken the process of volunteering with New Life Church for the role English Conversation Facilitator. I speak English, French and Swahili fluently. I also have intermediate level of Luganda (largely spoken in Uganda).

The role involves teaching basic English on an agreed topic, encouraging learning through conversation and practice. Learners are from Tameside communities who need help to improve their communication in English.

Action Together was my lightening candle and entry gate into volunteering. They walked me through the volunteering process and made the necessary arrangements and connections for me to begin volunteering. They also regularly provide useful information through their resourceful website and eBulletins.”