Volunteering

 

The Evelyn Oldfield Unit is always on the lookout for volunteers. If you can spare your time, we would like to hear from you! Volunteering can be a very valuable experience, which can help you to gain new skills, meet new people and provide a much needed service to people who need it.

 

Many of the volunteers have enjoyed their experience at the EOU or the organisations we placed them and have subsequently followed a career in this area.

 

“Volunteering moves me forward. My college put me in paid work experience in a large investment company once they found out that I was doing a voluntary job. I have good experience and skills because of my time volunteering,”

EOU Volunteer

Come and join our team! Please visit the EOU Do-It.org page for a list of our current volunteer opportunities.

If you are interested in becoming one of our volunteers, please download and complete our Volunteer Application Form. Once you have completed the form, please email it to evelyn@evelynoldfield.co.uk.

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About the opportunity

The e3 Project aims to engage BAMER individuals (18+), primarily women, who have been in the UK for over 12 months, have low levels of spoken English and may be feeling isolated because of this. The programme aims to reduce isolation, enhance digital competency and communication, whilst providing English language skills.

The project provides a basic English (ESOL) programme through digital learning (includes face to face sessions as well as online materials), and a session of volunteering, gardening or on a market stall.

What are we looking for?

We are looking for volunteer tutors to help teach the lessons of the e3 project to learners with low level English. Each course consists of 4 classes of 1.5 hours per week. They will be in multiple different locations, so you can chose the venue that is most convenient for you. Due to the nature of the target audience, we are primarily looking for female volunteer teachers.

You will be teaching groups of up to 20 people from different linguistic and cultural backgrounds. You should be outgoing and mindful of cultural differences. This is an excellent opportunity to develop EFL and ESOL skills, as well as to be involved in an important outreach programme.

Practical Considerations

We are located near Holloway Road Station, N7 6PA. For your own comfort and convenience, please check that the travel time and expenses from your location are not excessive. We can cover up to £10 per day to reimburse out of pocket expenses (including both meal and travel). We need receipts in order to process this.

If this sounds like you, and you are interested in being part of this project please get in touch at amy@evelynoldfield.co.uk or on 0207 697 4102.