Why Volunteer?

There are many reasons you may want to join SAVTE as a volunteer, a few of them being:

  • Unique opportunity to make a difference to someone’s life, through providing personalised English tuition in their homes.
  • Learn new skills in teaching and gain valuable experience
  • Meet new people and make friends
  • Become part of the growing SAVTE community.
  • Contribute to a worthwhile Sheffield based charity

In return SAVTE will:

  • Train you to teach English using the ESOL curriculum and techniques specific to teaching individual learners.
  • Provide support, advice, guidance and teaching resources
  • Provide ongoing volunteer development and learning opportunities.
  • Reimburse travel expenses
  • Welcome you into the SAVTE community.

How much time will I need to give?

We promise our learners a tutor for 6 months, We therefore ask our volunteers to commit to at least an hour a week for at least 6 months. Most of our volunteers stay longer and go on to teach other learners.

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Patron:  The Rt Hon. the Lord Blunkett
Registered Charity No. 1081597 – Company No. 3865216