Refugee Support - ESOL Project (Oldham)

British Red Cross volunteers help thousands of refugees, asylum seekers and vulnerable migrants every year enabling people to draw upon their own strengths to withstand crisis and rebuild their lives. We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers with teaching experience to give our service users practical skills for their day-to-day lives.
Start date: 18th February 2022
End date: 18th February 2023
When can volunteers volunteer? Weekly

This grid shows when you can volunteer for this organisation. E.G Monday morning.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Tasks the volunteer will be required to do:

Our project volunteers help the team as they support refugees, asylum seekers and vulnerable migrants adjusting to life in a new country and access the help they need. Providing emotional support is critical due to the range of vulnerabilities of people using our service.

The refugee project volunteer delivering ESOL works with a group of learners assisting members to improve their English language skills.

What you will be doing:
• Deliver a weekly English practice class appropriate for a mixed-ability group
• Assess language level and plan appropriate activities with a focus on practical communication skills
• Plan classes relevant to and in support of other activities taking place in the Hub
• Helping to develop the facilitation skills of other volunteers that are interested in assisting with the class
• Show awareness of and sensitivity to cultural issues, especially those relating to gender
• Recognise emergency cases and questions unrelated to the English class and to refer them to the Project Coordinator

We'd like to you:
Live within 30 minutes of Ashton-under-Lyne
Volunteer for 2 hours each Thursday between 10am and 2pm
Be able to volunteer for 12 months
Have an ESOL/TEFL/CELTA or Teaching qualification
We would be particularly interested to hear from you if you have experience of being a refugee or asylum seeker.

Requirements: Relevant qualification or training
Areas of Interest: Community centre, Education, Human rights, Race and Ethnicity, Refugees
What activities will the volunteer do? Lending a helping hand, Support Work, Teaching
DBS Check Required: No

About the host organisation

Hosted by: British Red Cross