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Application closing date: Friday 10 May, 2013
Are you interested in a new challenge? Apply now to volunteer with the Experience English programme, in partnership with the Helen Bamber Foundation. This is a volunteer-led English language support programme for London refugees who are victims of human rights violations. Volunteers and clients meet once a week for 10 weeks in cafes, museums and parks around London with the aim of improving confidence and ability through conversation.
We are looking for enthusiastic, stable and reliable volunteer tutors who can make a difference to students' lives. All clients will already have basic English so you don't need formal teaching experience or qualifications. You just need to be good at communicating, friendly, open, and passionate about promoting international understanding.
The hours are flexible so you can fit the session into your week whether you work, are a student or are retired. We ask that volunteers commit to a 10-week term. Pairs meet in public places around London, and the ESU contributes up to £50 towards any expenses incurred by volunteers.
To apply, download an application form and return by email to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday 10 May, 2013. Alternatively, applications can be posted to the Education Department, ESU, Dartmouth House, 37 Charles Street, London W1J 5ED. Please feel free to include a CV with your application.
Gross human rights violations occur throughout the world with sobering regularity, creating new victims at an alarming rate. The root causes – war, oppression, persecution, poverty, to name but a few – are well known but finding durable solutions remains as elusive as ever.
Experience English is organised by the ESU in partnership with the The Helen Bamber Foundation who are committed to providing its services to those survivors in need of care.
We provide a volunteer-led English language support programme for Helen Bamber clients to facilitate the transition to life in London and improve their confidence and conversational ability.
The ESU recruits volunteers for 10-week terms, twice a year. Volunteers meet clients on an informal one-to-one basis, for one hour each week. The hours are entirely flexible. Experience English is hugely rewarding for both clients and volunteers. This is not a teaching programme, so volunteers do not need any teaching experience. We look for volunteers with good communication skills, enthusiasm, sensitivity, and a commitment to helping London refugees and asylum seekers.
“The meeting we had today has just finished and another volunteer and client are leaving our premises with a big smile.” - Helen Bamber staff