Conversational English – Lancaster Library

This Conversational English volunteering opportunity is aimed at establishing a sense of pride and participation in our community.

The benefits of helping others practice their English communication skills by listening to and speaking with them, in an encouraging and supportive way, will make a big difference to their lives.

By volunteering you are enabling people to join in, become part of the community and be more able to access essential services.

The need for volunteers to help assist the service, by helping under supervision to provide many of the activities and projects, is vital.

This activity will be on Tuesday morning 10am – 12noon.

Before applying please enquire at the library by speaking to a member of the library staff or ringing 0300 123 6703.

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  • Participate and ensure a friendly and supportive environment in maintained.
  • Help by listening to and speaking with group members.
  • Help in setting up the spaces for sessions.
  • Help with refreshments -if appropriate.
  • Act as extra set of eyes.
  • Assist (when the time presents) group members to access other essential I.T groups / services
  • Welcome library users to the sessions and be willing to help tackle social isolation by talking.
  • Log volunteering hours monthly and submit expenses where applicable via an on-line computer system.
  • Complete minimum level training e.g. safeguarding and commit to further training relevant to role.

Required Qualities:

  • Be confident at dealing with all members of the public
  • Be an excellent communicator
  • Be reliable and committed
  • Have patience and understanding
  • Be friendly and approachable
  • Desirable but not essential -Ability to communicate confidently in another language.




Training will be provided where necessary and may be in the form of peer support, distance learning or trainer led. Volunteers must have completed the required training before any activity can be undertaken and may be asked to regularly refresh training where required.

Required Age:

18 years +



Lancaster Library, Market Square, Lancaster, LA1 1HW

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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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