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English and Homework Support Volunteer

Offaly Local Development Company

About Offaly Local Development Company

Offaly Local Development Company (OLDC) provides a range of supports to communities within the County to develop innovative solutions as they transition culturally, demographically, economically, environmentally and socially.
We aim to build resilient and sustainable communities that respond to the challenges and maximise the opportunities.
From helping to create connections across the County to promoting health and wellbeing, our reach across Offaly ensures that we can respond to the needs of the population.
Check out our website for upcoming events and current services. We would love to hear from you:

What's Involved

Support is needed for children and teenagers in Birr and Tullamore for English language and homework. One volunteer per child. The children and teenagers have different needs; English is not their first language and they need support with homework as well as reading, writing and speaking English. This support will take place in the family's home. Introductory meetings will take place.Time to be agreed between volunteer and families.

What's required for this position

Fluent English and a good grasp of written English. An ability to understand what is expected of the child or teenager for homework. An ability to go over what was studied in simple English.

  • Education/ Training
  • Personable Skills

Level of English required for this role:
Fluent English

Times and commitment required for this role


Minimum time commitment: 6 months

Hours required: 1hrs Weekly

Other Details

Location of volunteering opportunity:
Tullamore and Birr

Other location details:
Tullamore and Birr

Screening details for this role:

  • Garda Vetting
  • Informal Interviews
  • References
  • Identification Check (photo ID etc…)

Volunteers will be provided with the following supports:

  • Support/ advice/ recognition
  • Ongoing training opportunities

Age restrictions:
No age restrictions

Benefits you will receive as a volunteer

Volunteers will get an opportunity to positively enhance the lives of people who have experienced hardship and conflict; develop their teaching skills; learn about a new culture; and make friends.

Getting there


  • This opportunity is posted by:
  • Volunteer Centre: Offaly
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