Volunteer with Fáilte Isteach
What we do
Fáilte Isteach is a national project providing free conversational English classes for migrants. Today there are 170+ Fáilte Isteach classes running throughout the country. Every week approximately 4,500 students are positively impacted by Fáilte Isteach, with over 1500 volunteers offering over 96,000 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. Teaching experience is not essential. Our classes are informal and conversational and while teaching experience can be useful, being chatty and welcoming is just as valuable!
How do I volunteer?
Please note: We are currently oversubscribed for volunteer tutors and are operating a waiting list for many areas currently without a class in place. We are working hard to place everyone with a group and open new classes where there is a need.
Option 1: Find your closest class and contact the local coordinator
If you are interested in volunteering, please visit our locations page and find your closest group. Each location has a local coordinator who can be contacted directly by email or phone. We offer all our volunteers training, resources and ongoing support.
Option 2: If there isn't a class in your local area you can either:
> Complete an expression of interest form
We will contact you as soon as an opportunity becomes available.
> Discover how you can set up a new Fáilte Isteach group in your community