Volunteer with Fáilte Isteach

Volunteer with Fáilte Isteach

What we do

Fáilte Isteach is a national project providing free conversational English classes for migrants. Today there are 127 Fáilte Isteach classes running throughout the country. Every week approximately 3,000 students are positively impacted by Fáilte Isteach, with over 1200 volunteers offering over 72,000 hours of tuition annually to students from over 75 countries.

Fáilte Isteach works at breaking down the barriers that migrants and communities face by extending the hands of friendship and goodwill through the practical, welcoming and inclusive manner in which the programme is delivered. Fáilte Isteach provides more than the transfer of skills and knowledge. It is making a positive difference to everyone involved.

How you can help

As the project is volunteer-led and we often require new tutors to teach within existing groups as well as hearing from people interested in setting up a new Fáilte Isteach in their community. We offer all our volunteers training and ongoing support. Please note, due to increased interest coupled with classes moving online due to COVID restrictions, Fáilte Isteach is currently at capacity for new volunteers for existing groups [as of January 2021].

Please do contact us to add your name and contact details to our list of interested volunteers, as opportunities arise we will be in touch.

We do still have capacity to set up new [online only] groups in 2021. 

Discover how you can set up a new Fáilte Isteach group in your community