ESOL Tutors

ESOL Tutor Volunteers

Would you like to help support our ESOL class programme for asylum seekers, refugees and migrants in the east end of Glasgow who do not speak English as a first language? Our volunteer ESOL tutors help support the running of weekly classes by providing one-to-one support for individuals during classes. We have ESOL programmes throughout the east end of Glasgow requiring support from Monday-Fridays.


Cranhill and surrounding areas in the East End of Glasgow is an area with a large number of individuals who do not have English as a first language, in order to break down barriers that this may cause Cranhill Development Trust work in partnership with Glasgow Kelvin College to provide ESOL classes for Asylum Seekers, Refugees and Migrants.  Our volunteers are central to the service we provide and so experience would be beneficial however, not essential as training will be provided.

 Duties and Responsibilities

  • Working as part of a team is essential for this role, however being able to work with individuals on a  one-to-one basis will also be required
  • To provide support in the delivery of ESOL classes at a range of levels
  • To help monitor progression and feedback any issues
  • Comply with confidentiality policies and procedures
  • Ensure Health and Safety is maintained
  • Comply with Equal Opportunities procedures

 This Role would suit you if

  • You are friendly and approachable
  • You have excellent communication skills
  • You are patient and understanding
  • You are looking to add practical skills to your CV


  • You have some free time and would like to help a local community organisation
  • You are looking to progress into paid employment within this sector


Volunteers are expected to commit to a taster session to ensure they are placed in the most appropriate position for them

  • New Scot Social (Cranhill) – Tuesdays 12pm until 3pm
  • Easterhouse ESOL class – Wednesdays 12.30pm until 3.30pm
  • Sandyhills ESOL class – Monday
  • Soutra (directly behind the Cranhill Development Trust) – Friday 1-3pm