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Volunteers needed for LASSN’s English at Home project – no experience necessary

‘As I’ve said and will always say, it was an absolute pleasure being part of this project and meeting such a lovely, fun and hard-working family. I’ll miss them a lot. Thank you for all of your help and support.’ (George, volunteer).

‘Thank you for bringing me my teacher, she helps me so much.’ (Sara, student)

Would you like to volunteer with Leeds Asylum Seekers Support Network? We have been working with asylum seekers and refugees in Leeds for 15 years now and currently need volunteers for our English at Home project. No experience is needed, just a genuine interest in volunteering with asylum seekers/refugees, an open mind and a friendly manner. You’ll receive full training and support to visit a student at home for one hour per week for an informal English lesson, for at least 6 months. Our students want to improve their English but are currently unable to attend classes, usually because of ill health or childcare. This is a lovely thing to do and the results in terms of language and confidence are often impressive; our volunteers always tell us that they learn from the experience themselves and really enjoy it.

Our next training course will be on Saturdays July 4th (AM) and 18th (all day), with another course in late September. If you’re interested, please call the project manager Catherine Tonge on 0113 3731759 / 07927 808375 or take a look at our website: https://lassn.org.uk/our-impact/english-at-home-stories-and-outcomes/.