Two hours or more!

English Conversation Volunteer

Main Activities and Tasks:

1. Preparing, organizing and running basic English conversation groups at  Oldham or Failsworth Library.

2. Encouraging students to speak in English and learn new words.

3. Helping steer customers to further educational opportunities such as Lifelong Learning.

4. Encouraging reading and the use of other facilities within their local library

5. Developing student’s English speaking, reading, writing and listening skills

What's involved?

Qualities and Experience sought:

1. Fluent in English (Speaking, Reading & Writing), with an interest in other languages.

2. Enjoy talking with new people and confident in front of a group of people.

3. Available to work once a week for a minimum of 6 weeks.

4. Good communication skills with staff, other volunteers and members of the public.

5. A reliable, confident and responsible individual, with enthusiasm and effective interpersonal skills.

6. Can cope with the responsibilities of the role and the associated environment, including preparing simple lessons.

7. Initiative and the ability to work without supervision.

8. Have a patient and approachable manner.

9. Willing to attend training (where available) and to learn new knowledge and skills.

10. Interested in promoting speaking, reading and writing.

11. Adaptable to the different levels of skill and knowledge of customers.

Time Commitment:

There is a degree of flexibility around the times, and we are happy to discuss this with you.

Training and Support:
Volunteers will be inducted and trained prior to carrying out this role. They will also have a named supervisor who will provide ongoing support.


Travel expenses (for bus, tram or petrol) will be reimbursed to agreed limits on production of receipts.


Why get involved?

Support people in your local community to develop their English skills.

Meet new people and share your love of learning.


How to get involved?

To get involved, accept this challenge and the Volunteer Coordinator will be in contact to arrange an informal interview.

Please be aware this role will be subject to a DBS check.


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