Conversation Workshops – Lancashire Refugee Resettlement Programme

Do you have teaching experience?

Lancashire Refugee Resettlement Programme would like volunteers to help support their Conversation Group workshops.

Their sessions are for Refugees and asylum seekers and aim to help attendees to feel integrated into their new area by providing them with the opportunity to gain and improve on their ability to converse with others in a supportive, empathetic environment. This opportunity requires applicants with teaching / E.S.O.L. experience.

Before applying please note that volunteers are asked for a  commitment of 6 months minimum. Sessions are morning and afternoon, weekly & on a specific day. Volunteers sessions are set for up to 3 hours with flexibility for longer periods.

You must be willing to go through an induction process and relevant background checks; this role is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

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  • Supporting ESOL workshops
  • Engaging with the group supporting those attending to take part and to get involved, may also require 121
  • Supporting sessions that are delivered at venues online as required
  • Help with building new skills, confidence, and motivation
  • Help setting up the room for group work and tidying up afterwards (Building based)
  • Log your volunteering hours monthly

Required Qualities:

  • Be over the age of 18
  • Commitment to addressing the needs of refugees and asylum seekers & interest in refugee issues.
  • ESOL / Teaching experience would be an advantage
  • Patience and understanding, trustworthy and responsible
  • Approachable and Friendly
  • Non-Judgemental
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • An ability to motivate and inspire others
  • Excellent communication skills (no additional language skills required)
  • Active Listener
  • Reliable and committed to providing long term volunteering support on dates required
  • Ability to work well as part of a team


Training will be required in the form of distance eLearning specific to the service and the role. Volunteers are expected to complete all training as and when required.

Required Age:

18 years +


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This opportunity is close to Fylde & Preston

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If you are interested in this opportunity please contact the Volunteer Co-ordinator for a chat, or click apply now.

Email: Lancashire Volunteer Partnership

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