Mary volunteers as an English Tutor for new migrants


I have enjoyed volunteering so much, I teach English to a class of new migrants. It means I’m involved with my community with people who have real needs; and I am trained to meet those needs. I really have enjoyed knowing the people I worked with.   I get a great sense of satisfaction and a real sense of knowing and enjoying people with such a different culture to mine.

My job is so enveloping that I felt I was losing touch with my community. This is a nice break from my regular work, and an easy way to meet and help others who have recently moved here. And it is using my skills.  I think that it is so good to do things that stretch you. A change is as good as a rest…it’s very restful to do something that is different. It’s well worth giving up time too…we waste so much time anyway.