Volunteering opportunities

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IRMO employs more than 80 volunteers who do everything from English teaching to running women’s groups and activities for children. We’re always on the lookout for positive, energetic people that are willing to donate their time and skills to IRMO.

For further information, please contact us at volunteer@irmo.org.uk

Coming opportunities

EDUCATION AND TRAINING VOLUNTEER MENTOR

About the role

This is an exciting opportunity to join our growing organisation and be part of our Latin American Youth Forum (LAYF). Aimed at 13-24 year olds, LAYF supports young Latin Americans and Spanish and Portuguese speakers more widely to access education, training and employment, boost their social and emotional capabilities, and experience increased social cohesion.  The post holder will mentor young people, providing regular one-to-one support to facilitate access to training, education and volunteering opportunities. The post holder will ensure to support participants to enrol in school, college or university and on how to apply for loans or bursaries to support their education.

Days and hours: 4 hours per week on Wednesday PM. Alternatively, two hours on Wednesday and Friday PM

Term: Minimum voluntary commitment of 3 months
Reporting to: Programme Manager – Children, Young People and Community/Wellbeing
Key skills: Spanish, Portuguese (desirable) and English

For more information please check the role description here. To apply, please send your CV and a brief covering letter explaining your interest and motivation for this role to ludovica.picone@irmo.org.uk by Sunday 7th April.

 

VOLUNTEER BILINGUAL HOMEWORK CLUB FACILITATOR

About the role

The over-all aim of the Homework Club is to help Latin American children thrive at school, overcome language barriers and reach their full potential. As a Volunteer Homework Teacher, your role would be to support the running of a weekly Bilingual Homework Club, supporting Spanish and Portuguese-speaking children aged 5-12 years old with their homework.

Role Information

Days and hours: Fridays 4:00-6:30 pm (no planning/preparation time required)

Term: Minimum voluntary commitment of 3 months

Reporting to: Children ESOL Classes and Activities Lead Worker

Skills required: Fluency in Spanish & English are essential. Portuguese desirable.

 

ESOL TEACHER FOR CHILDREN (5-7 year olds) or (8-12 year olds)

About the Role

We are looking for an enthusiastic, creative and pro-active individual with experience teaching children to run one of our weekly ESOL classes for Spanish/Portuguese speaking children who have recently migrated to the UK. The post-holder will be responsible for planning and delivering creative and interactive ESOL classes for up to 10 children aged 5-7 years old.

Role Information

Hours and Days: Mondays 4-6:30 pm (plus 1 to 2 hours for planning and preparation)

Term: Minimum voluntary commitment of 3 months

Reporting to: Family Project Coordinator

Skills Required: Fluent in English (essential) and intermediate Spanish or Portuguese (desirable)

 

VOLUNTEER LEARNING PARTY FACILITATOR

About the role

To plan and deliver a diverse programme of creative activities that support children’s development and foster learning through art and play. As a Volunteer Learning Party  Facilitator you will be working with Latin American children (mainly Spanish-speakers) aged 5-12 years old, who have recently migrated to the UK and are not yet in school or have only just started. As a result they speak little to no English.

Role Information

Days and hours: Thursdays 4:30-6:00pm (plus 1 or 2 hours for planning and preparation and 15/30 minutes tidy up time after session)

Term: Minimum 3 months

Reporting to: Children ESOL Classes and Activities Lead Worker

Skills required: IT skills, fluency in Spanish and English are essential. Portuguese desirable.

 

VOLUNTEER EMPLOYMENT SUPPORTER 

About the role

As employment adviser, you will be providing the second activity, ‘sector-specific guidance and support’. You will be delivering one to one support to Spanish and Portuguese speakers that are seeking work in the construction sector. In addition to supporting individuals with CV writing, interview skills and job hunting, you will also help participants to get official recognition/certification of their overseas qualifications and help them to find other training programmes they want to do. Another important element is helping to develop a database of useful contacts, companies and resources. Your contribution will be essential in helping participants move out of low paid and unsecure jobs. In promoting economic self-sufficiency and social integration, the project is not only beneficial to the participants, but also to their families and the community as a whole. Your role will be therefore pivotal to IRMO’s strategy of empowering its users to help themselves and produce a positive broader social outcome.

Role Information

Days and hours: Suggested minimum of 10 hours per week. Days/times flexible depending on your availability.

Term: Suggested 3 months commitment.

Reporting to: Programme Manager.

Skills required: IT skills, fluency in Spanish and a good level of English are essential (Portuguese language skills also desirable). Knowledge of job hunting, CV writing, interview skills.

 

ESOL TEACHER CONVERSATION

About the role

You will help students improve their speaking skills and expand their vocabulary within a conversation class using topics of your choice.

Main tasks and activities

  • Placing students into different levels of English at the beginning of the class (mixed level).
  • Keeping the class on schedule according to the level and learning outcomes
  • Ensuring student participation during classes
  • Preparing for classes, including production of relevant hand outs and worksheets
  • Using own material or Real Life Language tools
  • Monitoring attendance
  • Attending meetings to discuss students’ progress and attendance if needed  
  • Delivering hands-on and interactive classes to provide practical skills  

Role Information

Days and hours: Monday 3 pm. to 5 pm. 

Term: Minimum commitment of 3 months.

Reporting to: Programme Manager Education, Employment & Training.

Key skills required: CELTA/ CerTESOL or other TESOL certification/experience.

 

 

 

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