English Tuition & Volunteering in London 2024!
1. To provide English language tuition with additional speaking practice in an English charity work environment
2. To provide students with volunteering experience
3. To contribute to the excellent work carried out by London charities for children in need, the old and the most disadvantaged in our society
Study a General English course, Cambridge Exam Preparation course or IELTS courses at our school in London in the morning and volunteer in a reputable charity in Islington such as Oxfam or a London farm in the afternoon. This is a great opportunity for students wishing to continue practising their English language skills after lessons and participate in valuable charity work at the same time.
Current Volunteering Options in 2024
- Oxfam Books (minimum language level Upper Intermediate CEFR B2, minimum stay 12 weeks)
- Oxfam Charity Shop General (minimum stay, minimum language level Intermediate CEFR B1) )
- Helping at a London Farm (no minimum stay, minimum language level Pre-Intermediate CEFR A2)
Example prices 2024 English Course Mornings + Volunteering Afternoons
4 weeks: £845 plus £75 registration fee
8 weeks: £1285 plus £75 registration fee
12 weeks: £1805 plus £75 registration fee
Please contact us for more information on the prices and different course options.
|9.15 - 12.00
|13.00 - 15.30
What kind of activities will I take part in when I volunteer & Study English?
Volunteering is a wonderful opportunity to practise your English skills in a real-life working situation after your more formal English course.
Stepney City Farm is a registered charity located in London’s East End. It’s a working farm, Rural Arts Centre and community meeting place giving children and adults a chance to meet farm animals, learn how to grow food and try out arts and crafts.
English students will have the chance to volunteer on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons and possibly more at different farms. The kinds of tasks volunteers participate in include:
- Health-checking the small animals
- Mucking out the larger animals
- Sweeping, harvesting fruit and growing seeds
- Whatever other tasks might need doing on the day!
Please note: students must make sure they wear sensible clothes for a farm!!! Old trousers (preferably waterproof) and waterproof boots are essential!
Oxfam is an international charitable organisation working in 94 countries to find solutions to poverty around the world. They have charity shops all over the UK and two of these are situated within a couple of minutes walk of Islington Centre for English. Students will be able to volunteer in the afternoons after their English course.
Depending on the students preferences and the needs of the shop at the time of the placement volunteers will do things like:
-Working on the till
Volunteers in their clothes shops need to have a Pre-Intermediate level of English (CEFR A2/B1).
At the Oxfam book and music shop volunteers may participate in the following activities:
-Working on the till
-Helping to keep the shop floor tidy
-Using the internet to research the value of unusual or rare items.
Volunteers in the book shop will need to have an Upper Intermediate level of English (CEFR B2).
NB ICE is accredited by the British Council for the teaching of English language only.
Why Study English and Volunteer in London?
Volunteering in another country can be an enriching experience that not only benefits your personal growth but also enhances your job chances. In today's competitive job market, employers value candidates with unique experiences and a global perspective. Volunteering abroad can provide you with a distinct edge, showcasing your adaptability, cultural competence, and willingness to go beyond your comfort zone. Here are several reasons why volunteering in another country can be highly beneficial for your job chances.
Firstly, volunteering abroad demonstrates your adaptability and flexibility. By immersing yourself in a new culture, you learn to navigate unfamiliar environments, communicate with people from diverse backgrounds, and handle unexpected challenges. Such adaptability is a valuable skill in the workplace, as employers seek candidates who can thrive in dynamic and changing situations. Volunteering abroad shows that you can quickly adjust to new circumstances, which can make you more attractive to potential employers.
Secondly, volunteering abroad enhances your cultural competence. Working with local communities in another country exposes you to different customs, beliefs, and values. This experience allows you to develop intercultural communication skills, sensitivity, and awareness, which are crucial in today's globalised business world. Employers value candidates who can effectively work with people from diverse backgrounds and understand the nuances of different cultures. Volunteering in another country can demonstrate your cultural competence and open-mindedness, making you a more appealing candidate to employers seeking to expand their operations internationally.
Lastly, volunteering abroad showcases your initiative and dedication. Volunteering in another country requires determination, resourcefulness, and a genuine desire to make a positive impact. Employers appreciate candidates who take initiative, go above and beyond, and demonstrate a strong work ethic. Volunteering abroad shows that you are willing to take on challenges, work in unfamiliar environments, and contribute to a greater cause, which can highlight your commitment and dedication to potential employers.
In conclusion, volunteering in another country can significantly benefit your job chances by demonstrating your adaptability, cultural competence, and initiative. It can set you apart from other candidates and make your resume stand out. Additionally, the personal growth and global perspective gained through volunteering abroad can positively impact your career trajectory, opening up opportunities for professional development and advancement. So, if you're looking to boost your job prospects, consider volunteering in another country and gain valuable skills and experiences that can enhance your employability in today's competitive job market.