General English Plus Volunteering

General English Plus Volunteering Work Experience

Our new General English Plus Volunteering Work Experience course is designed to give you a great opportunity to meet local people and contribute to the community. You will gain new language and communication skills both inside and outside the classroom, putting your English into practice as part of a volunteering placement. We work with many local organisations to offer a range of volunteering opportunities to suit your goals and interests. These include Age UK, Dogs Trust, Good Gym, Active Norfolk, Break, Norfolk Museums, and more.

Volunteering Opportunities for all International Students

From the 1st January 2021, all students can volunteer with a charity or voluntary sector organisation in the UK.
The Standard Visitor Visa gives all nationalities traveling to the UK the right to volunteer with a registered charity for up to 30 days (6 weeks) while they complete their English language course.

*It is important to note that short-term students can volunteer, but they cannot do ‘voluntary work‘. 

Key information



Minimum language level

B1 and above

Course length

From 3 weeks

Hours of teaching per week


Minimum class size


Maximum class size



General English fee + £300 volunteering placement fee

What will I learn?

Course content

On this course you will:

  • Have opportunities to communicate with local people and take part in local projects
  • Develop an understanding of community activities in the UK
  • Develop your intercultural awareness
  • Put your English into practice in real-life situations and develop valuable life skills

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How will I learn?

Learning outcomes

You will be able to:

  • Improve your communication skills
  • Communicate with people with confidence in different situations
  • Understand charity work in British society

Personalise my course

Course options

  • You will have two options:

    1. Take part in General English (15 hours/week) classes in the morning and complete volunteering in the afternoon/at weekends.
    2. Take part in a volunteering placement for up to 6 weeks in the middle or at the end of your General English (15 hours/week) course.

When will I study?

Sample timetable

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