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Opportunity: English conversation partners needed for international students

We are looking for English conversation partners to help international students improve their English communication skills. You will be working with international students who are studying at the UCL Centre for Languages & International Education on a 3 or 4 week English language and British culture course. The students are keen to communicate in English and meet UCL students.

The ‘Cultural Exchanges’ will be held on a Wednesday afternoon January to March. You may join just for one time or come to as many as you would like to.

Volunteer Play Support Worker


CARIS Camden Families is a small charity that supports homeless families living in hostels in the Borough of Camden in central London. We offer a range of play and learning opportunities to children resident in Camden hostels, to try and mitigate some of the disadvantage that comes with living in overcrowded, under-resourced and insecure accommodation.

Opportunity: Bengali/Sylheti Speaking Befriender

The Holborn Community Association Befriending Scheme aims to reduce loneliness and isolation and improve the quality of life of older people living in the Holborn area.

ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) Homework Club Volunteer

Do you want to work with young refugees, asylum seekers and immigrants?

Come to the Homework Club at Hackney Community College !

You can help 14-19 year old students with:

* Basic English and Maths homework

* Speaking skills

* Fun activities

* Self confidence

The club runs every Friday 2-3.30pm. Training is provided, no qualifications necessary.

Gain some valuable experience and have some fun with a diverse group of lively young adults!

Volunteer English Language (ESOL) Trainer


We’re looking for volunteers to teach basic English to classes of up to 15 adults. Classes are informal and focus on spoken English and building confidence. This opportunity is open to anyone who would like to make a difference in the lives of those with little or no English- no prior teaching experience needed and full training is provided.

Opportunity: Science Outreach for International Students/Scientists

You will be acting as a role-model for pupils who speak English as an additional language. By talking about your studies/work in a foreign language, you’ll be promoting the integrated learning of science and language, in a fun and interactive setting.

Bengali/Sylheti Speaking Befriender

You could make a huge difference to the life of a lonely older person if you have just an hour or so to spare each week.

We are looking for caring, reliable people to visit isolated Bangladeshi Elders living in the Holborn area; providing company, friendship and a link to the wider community.

Could this be you?

Opportunity: English Teacher Volunteer

We are looking for volunteers to teach English as part of our Activities & Events programme. This project supports older people at risk of social isolation by bringing them together to learn a new skill - and will really make a difference to our beneficiaries who do not have English and their first language.

Opportunity: Adult Literacy Project

To help people develop their English language literacy skills through 1-1 weekly sessions.

World Stories Contributor


Stories from around the world in one website. Free for all that want to enjoy cultural stories from the 15 languages that are most spoken in the UK.

Help write creative stories, make sure our written stories are high quality, and help children that have English as a second language by translating into any languages you are proficient in.

Opportunity: World Stories Contributor

To write/translate and proofread stories

Science Outreach for International Students/Scientists


Calling international students and researchers to help tackle educational disadvantage! Immigrant pupils are more likely to underachieve and to be unemployed when leave school. We organise innovative, cross-curricular workshops in schools to help immigrant pupils reach their full potential by meeting role-models.

English Teacher Volunteer

Age UK Kensington and Chelsea actively combats loneliness by connecting isolated people with their community and supporting them to join group activities. Volunteers lead a wide range of these activities, courses and clubs providing older populations with opportunities for people to meet and learn new skills.

As an English Teacher, you’ll help service users develop more confidence in their English, which allows for more integration in the community.

Opportunity: Educational Mentoring

Young refugees can face many barriers in achieving their full academic potential, including lack of English, moving from school to school, different teaching styles to those they have experienced before, and the asylum process itself. The educational mentoring project provides a young refugee or migrant with a structured supportive relationship; they have one to one time with an adult each week to work on academic development. The project aims to improve educational attainment, improve fluency in oral, spoken and written English and to increase the young person*s confidence and self-esteem.

Educational Mentoring

Salusbury World is a small charity that supports refugee and migrant children and families in North West London. We are looking for educational mentors to support refugee pupils at two secondary schools in Brent. You will have the chance to help a vulnerable young person build their confidence, improve and strengthen their English and develop their academic abilities. Our mentoring project has a proven track record - a few hours of your time each week will make a big difference to the young person’s life!

Opportunity: ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) Homework Club Volunteer

To support and mentor teenage students with their English and Maths Homework and help them gain self-confidence and an opportunity to speak English with a wider variety of people in society.

ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages)Tutor



United Migrant Workers Education Project (UMWEP) is looking for volunteer tutors to deliver its Alternative Education Model (AEM). We welcome experienced ESOL and ICT Tutors/Assistant Tutors, but also those with an interest in non-formal adult education. You don’t need a teaching qualification to join our project, but we require you have a good standard of the subject you want to teach.

English Teacher (one-to-one)

Do you have an excellent level of written English and a genuine interest in supporting a small, almost entirely volunteer-run charity that provides services to newly settled communities in the capital? Then this volunteer role might be for you!

Opportunity: English Teacher (one-to-one)

To improve the English language knowledge of LADPP volunteers to improve their prospects of employment and integration in the UK.

Adult Literacy Project


Training Link needs enthusiastic volunteers to be literacy tutors once a week for about an hour for at least 3 months. Our project helps learners develop their reading, writing, spelling and grammar. Volunteer tutors meet their learner weekly: time and venue to be agreed (not in someone’s home).

We pay reasonable travel expenses and provide materials. Support for volunteers: review meetings and guidance on teaching materials.

No previous mentoring or tutoring experience necessary, just be patient, supportive and positive.

ESOL volunteer


Join a positive response to the hostile immigration environment with Speak Street! We need positive, kind and helpful people to Support refugees and migrants to improve and practice their English at our fun, social sessions. Our sessions are daytime and term time and the commitment time is ideally weekly 1.5 -2 hour sessions for at least 4-6 months.

Opportunity: ESOL volunteer

To support learners to improve their English skills and confidence in a group setting led by a qualified ESOL teacher.