Teach English

LEAH volunteer tutors come from very diverse backgrounds and people with English as their second language are positively encouraged to apply.  

Through providing 1:1 lessons to clients or taking part in a community classes, you'll find your own horizons broaden.  Inspired by the experiences they have had, many of our LEAH tutors have gone on to qualify as ESOL or EFL teachers.  Others have grown in confidence, made new friends and taken great satisfaction from the very real difference they've made to someone else's life. 

As a result of the Coronavirus pandemic, we have temporarily suspended our community based 1:1, community class services and social integration trips.  Our volunteer tutors are now supporting LEAH clients via phone and/or with zoom technology.   

If you are over 18, available during the day and able to spare an hour a week during school hours, you could help teach English as a second language to someone who is isolated and lonely due to their poor language skills.   

We welcome trained teachers and those with ESOL or EFL qualifications. 

However, no teaching experience or qualifications are required as comprehensive training is provided. 

All we would need from you is that you: 

  • live in or near Hounslow, Kingston or Richmond boroughs 

  • have a good standard of written and spoken English 

  • can commit for at least a year 

As a volunteer working with vulnerable adults, you will be required to have a DBS disclosure.  This is organised by LEAH and there is no cost to the volunteer. 

Does this sound attractive to you?  The volunteer tutor role description is here if you want to know a bit more of what is expected.  If you would like to talk to someone about the role, you can call our office number (020 8255 6144) or email volunteer@leah.org.uk.  Alternatively, you can apply online here and we can get in touch with you to discuss further.   

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