English plus Volunteer Work 


Enjoy practising your English and making new friends in the community.  A good level of confidence in English speaking and listening is required. Therefore, you should be in an Upper Intermediate class. 


Please note:  Hours can be irregular during this course. You will be required to do at least 8 hours per week at times to suit.  Students must bring a police certificate from their country if wishing to work with animals or young children. 



We can arrange volunteering positions in Christchurch community in the following areas:

  • Caring for the elderly

  • Helping in schools

  • Office work

  • Retail and gardening

  • Tourism 


Work placement is subject to availability, please enquire. 


Sample timetable 
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