Volunteer with Language Café

Why volunteer with us?

Volunteering with us is a great way to gain valuable experience, learn new skills, meet new people and help others. You will be given training and support to become a confident volunteer. We will organise fun mingles for you to meet other volunteers. This volunteering opportunity counts towards Bristol Plus Award.

How does this work?

This opportunity is open to all University of Bristol students and staff.

The more volunteers, the smaller conversation groups, and the more time to talk! Each language will have its own conversation group. Where possible, we aim to offer different language levels such as Beginner (little to no language skills) and Intermediate+ (able to hold a conversation).

We are recruiting new volunteers to start volunteering with us from February 3, 2021. Since our programme is almost full, we are primarily looking for the native and fluent speakers of English, French, Japanese, German, and Italian. If you are interested, please complete this short application formFor more information about the role see the Role Description. 

Speakers of all the other languages, including English, are welcome to apply for 2021/2022.  Previous teaching experience is helpful but definitely not required.

We will review all the applications and will invite you to our virtual induction to help you prepare for the role. If you have volunteered with us in the past, you do not need to re-apply again.

Please get in touch with us at global-lounge@bristol.ac.uk if you have any queries about the programme or this volunteering opportunity.

You can also check out the video below to find out directly from our volunteers what it’s like to be a part of Language Café!