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  • Conversation Cafe Volunteer
    with Fife Migrants Forum

    Volunteer Opportunity No. VO63935 - Created/last updated: 28/11/2019


    About this opportunity:We are looking for committed volunteers to be trained and work with Fife's international community, and to lead informal conversation cafe classes in a relaxed atmosphere. Conversation Cafes are a safe and relaxed place for people to learn English and to gain confidence using the language.
    You don't need a special qualification in teaching English to become our volunteer, as classes are very informal and are a great opportunity to meet other people and learn about their culture. Conversation Cafes are for people who are living in the UK but who do not speak English as a first language. These students are most commonly refugees and immigrants and need to learn the language in order to help them settle into UK society. Occasionally we will be inviting speakers from the NHS, Fife Council, Fife Cultural Trust and will welcome any suggestions from the group.

    Takes place:
    Minimum age:16
    Maximum age:no upper age limit has been specified
    Training provided:Introduction to volunteering and working with groups. Training on what the cafes are and hints and tips on running classes.
    Out of pocket expenses paid?
    Yes - Public transport costs and mileage at 45p per mile reimbursed.

    Experience required:Volunteers should be friendly, approachable and have good communication skills.

    Restrictions on who can volunteer
    No restrictions were specified.

    Application process:Application Form; Induction/Training; Informal Chat; References

    Taster available?No, not for this opportunity.

    Travel DetailsOpportunities are available in Kirkcaldy, Glenrothes, Leven and Dunfermline and Fife Migrants Forum can reimburse travel expenses.

    Saltire AwardThis opportunity is compatible with the Saltire Awards for volunteers aged 12-25.

    What Now?

    To enquire/register an interest in this opportunity please call us on 0800 389 6046, e-mail us, or fill out this brief form:
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