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Indoamerican Refugee and Migrant Organisation (IRMO)
IRMO is a community-led organisation that supports the Latin American community, both Spanish and Portuguese speaking. We provide Latin Americans migrants with tools and information to build fulfilled, independent, and integrated lives in the UK. We do this through a flexible and comprehensive approach addressing needs in a) Education and employment support (ESOL classes, development of skills)…

Role Information

● Number of hours per week: Three (3) hours as a minimum.

● Day(s)of work: Flexible within weekdays and according to availability of teachers and learners.

● Minimum commitment: Four (4) months.

● Supported and supervised by: Volunteer Scheme Coordinator.

● Location: Online classes.

About our Conversation Class Teacher volunteer role

IRMO’s ETE Programme aims for its beneficiaries to build skills to start and progress in the UK education and labour market and increase civic, cultural, and social participation in the broader community. The Conversation Class Teacher volunteer will deliver IRMO Conversation Class lessons as suitable, required and in support of our English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) provision for adults. You will work closely with the ETE Education Assistant to support language development among IRMO ESOL Courses learners, following a scheme of work and basic course outline and planning the lessons at beginner and advanced levels (as allocated) according to your teaching approach, methods and techniques.



Main tasks and responsibilities of the role:

● Planning, preparing and delivering high-quality lessons to a range of classes and levels in a community setting.

● Providing a safe and inclusive learning environment for learners, reinforcing and practising English focusing on particular areas of the learner's language.

● Ensuring learners’ participation during classes and monitoring attendance.

● Providing opportunities for social engagement to support learners to become more independent (eg. explaining necessary processes about daily life).

● Promoting and encouraging language improvement (eg. motivating learners to participate in language learning activities such as conversation classes).

● Keeping classes on track according to the syllabus and learning outcomes instructed.

● Undertaking any other administrative tasks, consistent with the purpose of the role as required.

● To deliver all aspects of this role description in adherence and compliance with IRMO's Policies and Procedures.

Skills and abilities
● A recognised ESOL qualification, such as those listed on the TESOL website,
is essential (e.g.TEFL or CELTA) or equivalent experience.
● Competence in Google Workspace, online video conferencing tools (Zoom,
Skype, Google Meets), Word, Excel and PowerPoint (E).
● Confidence and enthusiasm about working in a multicultural and
multilingual environment and commitment to the principles of equal
● Punctuality and professional manner.
● Ability to work resourcefully and in collaboration with others.

Time commitment

Minimum commitment of 4 months
Application deadline

This organisation is one of our community partner organisations.

Like all volunteer recruiters we work with, they have signed up to our service standards, agreeing to abide by our policy on partnership working to keep you safe and supported whilst you volunteer.

You’ll never be out of pocket for volunteering through us – with in-London travel expenses to and from your volunteering guaranteed.

In addition, the team here at Students’ Union UCL Volunteering Service is here to support you throughout your volunteering journey – you can get in touch with us at any time.