SAVTE’s mission is to support people in Sheffield to develop the necessary English language skills to gain the confidence to become independent, active citizens. Our language volunteers support learners in community settings or their homes. SAVTE welcomes volunteers from any walk of life, who want to help people integrate into Sheffield’s communities.

Read our Annual Report here. 



SAVTE has a Community Development approach that is committed to addressing barriers to education to make a positive impact on inequalities. We help speakers of other languages take their first steps to develop the necessary skills and confidence to learn Read More …



SAVTE provides a range of English learning opportunities, these may be in the home, in a conversation groups or English classes.


Volunteering is a great way to meet new people, learn new skills, gain confidence and experience, and provide much-needed support to people who are feeling isolated because of their English language ability. Through supporting learners either in their homes Read More …

Projects & Resources

Our projects showcase some of the areas where we have developed provision in response to specific community needs, whether that is in response to the far reaching  impact of coronavirus or the fact that lack of childcare is a huge Read More …

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For a quick introduction to SAVTE   Watch our video here

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