Current volunteering opportunities

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The Role

Our volunteer tutors work in fun, dynamic and sometimes challenging community classroom settings. As a volunteer for us, you will be well-supported by a development worker but will also be able to work independently – either with a group of learners or an individual.

As a volunteer for us, you will receive:

  • The dedicated support of a Development Worker
  • Free access to our online and in-office resource libraries
  • Training and continual professional development opportunities
  • ESOL teaching experience from a well-respected and well-known community organisation
  • References and news of any paid ESOL opportunities in Glasgow and Scotland
  • Volunteer support and peer-sharing meetings
  • Travel Expenses and photocopying/printing
  • A reference, after three months of active volunteering
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Criteria for Applying

We welcome teachers from any background with the qualifications below, including New Scots. We especially value the experience you bring of settling into life in Scotland.

Your qualifications may include:

It is also preferable that you are available during weekdays (day-time)

*Please note: online TEFL qualifications from do not meet our minimum requirements for volunteering, we ask for a qualification which includes a minimum 6 hours of observed teaching practice.

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How to apply

If you would like to attend our next Volunteer Information Session and learn about the various ways you can help us, please complete this form .

We hold inductions for volunteer tutors.  Please note that attendance at induction sessions is required to volunteer.  Our next volunteer induction will be on the 19th August.

GESOLF cares about developing you as a teacher and making sure you are looked after. It's volunteering that builds you up.

~ Ellie, Volunteer Tutor

What your contribution means to us

With thanks to the hard work of our dedicated volunteers, Glasgow ESOL Forum's Volunteer Tutor Project has been running successfully since 2004. Tutors volunteer their skills and time, city-wide, to deliver quality ESOL classes and tuition. The project aims to work with vulnerable learners who find it difficult to attend other courses. Our learners include parents, older learners, learners with health issues and newly arrived asylum seekers.For people juggling family and work commitments, our friendly and local volunteer classes give them an opportunity to keep studying and practising in the small amount of time they have.

For more information about the Volunteer Tutor Project, click here .

Or alternatively, please contact:

Fergus Andrew, Development Worker:
Vikki Rowland, Development Worker:

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Volunteer teaching has not just given me the chance to help people, I have met a wonderful extended English language learning/teaching family.

~ Kat, Volunteer Tutor


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ESOL in the Community Project:

Jaclynne Smith
Development Worker

Volunteer Tutor Project:

Fergus Andrew
Senior Development Worker

Dinushriya Spybey
Development Worker

Vikki Rowland
Development Worker

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