Volunteering Opportunities with Action Foundation
Action Foundation would not be able to function in the way that it does without the incredible input of so many volunteers. However, many of our volunteers tell us that they gain as much as they give through their experience with us. Ordinarily we have a number of opportunities available for volunteering, however due to the Coronavirus Pandemic our usual services have not been running. While our Language classes have started again remotely, and there are plans for the InterAction Drop-in to resume in the coming weeks, sadly our Action Hosting project has had to close for the time being. Full details here
We’d still love to hear from people interested in volunteering, so do get in touch to register your interest.
I am interested in volunteering for…
Volunteer with Action Language
Qualified ESOL teachers
We are always looking for qualified and experienced volunteer teachers (CELTA or equivalent) to join our team. Volunteer teachers help us develop our work by committing to prepare and deliver regular lessons (face-to-face or online) and by preparing self-study materials for learners. Teachers will work with learners at a specific ESOL level, and with volunteer assistants, so inclusivity and teamwork is vital.
You can find out more on our Teacher Information Sheet.
Volunteer Teaching Assistants
We’re also on the look-out for volunteer teaching assistants to work with the teachers of our free classes to support students in their English learning, through providing feedback and friendly interaction, both in small groups in a class (online and face-to-face) and one-to-one over the phone, all with support and direction from staff and volunteer teachers. Volunteers will need to be able to commit to supporting learners regularly, and inclusivity and teamwork is vital.
Find out more on our Teaching Assistant Information Sheet.
Volunteer with Action Hosting
Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic we have had to temporarily close our Action Hosting project, so while we are not currently recruiting hosts to be involved we would still love to hear from you if you’d be interested once things start up again. This exciting project matches hosts with a spare room in their home with a destitute asylum seeker. This scheme is the first of its kind in Tyne and Wear and provides much-needed support and accommodation to a vulnerable group on the edge of society. No experience is necessary as full training and support will be provided. If you live in Tyneside, have a spare room and would like to support this disadvantaged group please get in touch!
Volunteer with InterAction
Prior to the Covid-19 pandemic our Drop-ins were held in Newcastle on Tuesdays at The CastleGate at City Church and Thursdays at the West End Library. We regularly needed volunteers to work with the Drop-in Manager, Coordinator and other volunteers to support the beneficiaries through welcome and registration, interpreting, collecting feedback, setting up and packing down the venue, engaging with clients by serving refreshments, playing games and organising or participating in sessions. Watch this space once we have resumed our Drop-in project in the coming weeks…
Find out more by contacting [email protected] or call 0191 211 3547
“I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for the opportunity to volunteer at Action Language last year, and being so welcoming and encouraging whilst I was there. My time there last year sparked a real passion in me to work with migrants here in the UK, and it is a career path I am now looking at trying to pursue long-term. So thank you very much – I very much doubt I’d be sat here now had I not had the experience at Action Language!”