Belong is a Hyson Green based charity that works with the migrant community to aid integration within the local community. They work largely with refugees and asylum seekers, though not exclusively. They have a number of projects including youth work funding by BBC Children in Need; teaching English for beginners; teaching basic internet skills for beginners; an employability programme.
Tutor for Internet Skills - Belong runs an online course which teaches people how to use the internet for basic tasks such as setting up e-mail addresses, and searching for jobs online. Volunteers are needed to help register people, and support them if they are unsure as to how to progress through the course.
You don’t need to be a computer whizz – you just need to be able to use the internet confidently. It would be advantageous, but not compulsory to speak a second language, particularly Arabic and Tigrinya.
English Language Assistant - As a volunteer, you'd be needed to act as a general classroom assistant; helping out with any tasks necessary to help it run smoothly. If you choose, there is also the opportunity to lead on classes or specific activities.
Tutor for Internet Skills A minimum of 2 hours a week, for a period of at least 3 months.
You can volunteer Monday – Friday, morning and afternoon.
English Language Assistant - 2 hours a week until the end of March (flexible around Christmas holidays and exams).
Belong is easily accessible by tram or bus.
Click on the ‘Register Your Interest’ button below.
The SVC will send you the details of Rosie, the Learning Co-ordinator
She will invite you in for a short interview and an informal chat.
A full induction and training on the online course will be given
It should take about 2-3 weeks for you to get started!
Reasonable travel expenses can be reimbursed on a weekly basis – to be discussed with the charity beforehand.
References can be requested for students that have volunteered for a reasonable amount of time.