Volunteering in ESOL Good Practice Framework


1. Welcome!

Thank you for taking time to participate in this survey.  The findings will be used to inform the development of a Good Practice Framework for Volunteering in ESOL.  Volunteers make a huge contribution to improving the English language skills of adults living in Scotland. You offer your time, skills and experience in a variety of roles and settings.  

Following national discussions with volunteer coordinators around Scotland we agreed that a framework will highlight the valuable work that volunteers do in ESOL.  A steering group was formed, led by Glasgow ESOL Forum and comprising representative from across Scotland's ESOL sector. From the collective experience of ESOL-providing organisations and their volunteers, we aim to create a shared vision and standards of the best practice in working with volunteers. We aim to ensure that we offer professional support and good quality learning and development to ESOL learners and volunteers that support them with their language needs.

We are keen to hear about what makes a good volunteering experience in ESOL delivery, in order to share what works.  It is intended that the framework will support organisations, whatever their size and budget, to continue to provide a positive volunteering experience which benefits ESOL learners.

If you choose to give us your name and contact details, will only  be shared with members of the steering group if you are selected for contact regarding practice examples or case studies.   If you choose not to give your contact details, results will be anonymised.

The steering group consists of representatives from: 
CLD Standards Council Scotland
Fife College
Fife Council
Glasgow ESOL Forum
Glasgow Life
Inverclyde Council
North Lanarkshire Council
South Ayrshire Council

For further information on work to date, please check here