About MID PEACE IV
The PEACE IV TEAM Project will work with groups in Co. Monaghan until April 2019. The project will have two main objectives; to support the Men's Sheds and to promote English conversation classes for migrants in the county. The PEACE IV TEAM Project 'Together Everyone Achieves More'
is supported by the European Union’s PEACE IV Programme
managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB).
Volunteer tutors with Fáilte Isteach teach conversational English during a 2 hour class, once a week, to a small group of migrant adult students. No prior teaching experience is required as training and teaching resources are provided. If you can speak English fluently, have some time to spare and would enjoy welcoming migrants into your community - you are fully qualified!
Classes are conversation-focused, informal and designed to meet the needs of the participants.
Failte Isteach is a national project established in 2006 which benefits from the skills, talents and dedication of volunteers. The organisation is thriving with classes all over the country helping migrants integrate into their local community by improving their conversational English.
Volunteers of any age over 18 are welcome.
Attend 1 -2 training sessions and learn how to deliver a conversational English class.
Welcome students to the group, making them feel at ease.
Participate in a weekly conversation session with 2 or 3 people using the lesson plans and materials provided.
Classes are held weekly for 2 hours, including a 20 minute tea break during term time.
Class will take place on a Thursday evening from 7 to 9 and on Friday mornings from 10 to 12. Volunteer can choose to do just the morning or evening classes, or both if they prefer.
What's required for this position
To tutor on the project you need to speak English and have a patient, friendly attitude and approach. Teaching qualifications, though welcome, are not necessary as training will be provided and classes are conversational. The following characteristics are helpful for this role:
Warm and welcoming manner
Good listener and good communication skills
Patient and flexible
A commitment to equal opportunities and the value of diversity
Reliable and punctual
The ability to guide, motivate and encourage others
Level of English required for this role:
Minimum time commitment: 3 months
Hours required: 2hrs Weekly
Location of volunteering opportunity:
Thursdays - Men's Shed, Main Street, Ballybay
Fridays - The Council Offices, 77 Main St., Ballybay (above the library)
Other location details:
Screening details for this role:
Volunteers will be provided with the following supports:
- Support/ advice/ recognition
- Initial induction and training
- Insurance cover