Train to be a 1 to 1 Language Support Volunteer

Places now available on our next training course, starting Wednesday 24th April 2024, 9:30am-12 noon. Click here to sign up
Training courses run once a week (term time only), for 6 weeks, every Wednesday morning, at the SAVTE on Castle Green in the City Centre

As a SAVTE Volunteer, you’ll get all the training, resources and support you need to teach someone in Sheffield to speak English. You will visit your learner’s home, once a week, to spend about an hour tutoring them in the English they need for everyday life in the UK, starting with the basics. Training with us is friendly, informative and accessible.

The language support you provide can be transformative and empowering, enabling your learner to connect with their local community, build confidence and access the culture, services and opportunities that Sheffield has to offer. No previous teaching experience is needed. Once you’ve signed up at we will get in touch to learn more about you and book your training, which will take place on one morning a week for 6 weeks Your link worker will support you and your learner to develop goals and progress, throughout your placement. With the teaching resources we provide, tailored to individual needs, most learners achieve their goals within a year!

“Just wanted to say thank you for the training course…I found it so well paced and really inclusive. I’ve been retired for some time and wasn’t sure how I would cope but thoroughly enjoyed it. Can’t beat being with good people.” -Trevor, 2023 volunteer

Help someone in Sheffield learn to speak English