ESOL Home Tutor Volunteer


We will train you to work alongside learners, so you can provide them with the language skills and confidence necessary to integrate and participate in Kiwi life and culture.
Visit your learner once a week in their home to deliver a one-to-one English lesson. Duration of each lesson: 1-2 hours.
Gain new skills and confidence, make new friends, learn about cross-cultural communication skills, expand your knowledge of other cultures, and experience for yourself how volunteers are really making a difference in the lives of new New Zealanders. An NZQA approved certificate is awarded after completing the course requirements.


Skills: Confident use of both written and oral English. No previous teaching experience is required. Willingness to share the language and culture of NZ.
Some experience working with people from other cultures is recommended.
Personality: An open mind. Interested in people. A desire to learn more about other cultures and a willingness to share your expertise and skills. Culturally sensitive and accepting of diverse opinions, views, and backgrounds. Friendly, flexible, and willing to take initiative.

A Police background check is required for this role.

Time commitment:

Introductory training- 20 hours of training sessions (minimum) plus 14 hours of independent study. Usually, we combine the training in 2 and a half-day, three consecutive weeks in a row. This time we are planning to do it on Fridays.
A minimum of 80% attendance at the training session is required.
$40 for printing materials.
The training includes 12 practical sessions of one-to-one teaching, which is about 20-26 hours of preparation, tutoring, and evaluation.
Training courses are held throughout the year. Dates for the next full training course are the following: 8, 15 and 21 March 2024 (two days from 9.30am - 5pm and the last day from 9.30am - 1pm).
After training:
Have one-to-one tutoring sessions for 1-2 hours every week at a student’s home (face to face) or online for at least 12 sessions

Getting started:
The first step is to express your interest by filling out the form below. We will then put you in touch directly with the organisation for more information on the role and how to proceed.

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