English Tuition & Volunteering in London



1.  To provide English language tuition with additional speaking practice in an English charity work environment

2.  To provide students with volunteering experience

3.  To contribute to the excellent work carried out by London charities for children in need, the old and the most disadvantaged in our society

Study a General English course, Cambridge Exam Preparation course or IELTS courses at our school in London in the morning and volunteer in a reputable charity in Islington such as Oxfam or a London farm in the afternoon.  This is a great opportunity for students wishing to continue practising their English language skills after lessons and participate in valuable charity work at the same time.

Current Volunteering Options

  • Oxfam Books (minimum language level Upper Intermediate CEFR B2, minimum stay 12 weeks)
  • Oxfam Charity Shop General (minimum stay, minimum language level Intermediate CEFR B1) )
  • Helping at a London Farm (no minimum stay, minimum language level Pre-Intermediate CEFR A2)

Example prices 2022 English Course Mornings + Volunteering Afternoons

4 weeks: £674 plus £65 registration fee

8 weeks:  £1124 plus £65 registration fee

12 weeks:  £1624 plus £65 registration fee

Please contact us for more information on the prices and different course options.

Example timetable:

Time Mon Tues Wed Thurs Fri
9.15 - 12.15 Tuition Tuition Tuition Tuition Tuition
13.00 - 15.30
Oxfam Oxfam Oxfam Oxfam FREE





What kind of activities will I take part in when I volunteer?

Volunteering is a wonderful opportunity to practise your English skills in a real-life working situation after your more formal English course.

Stepney City Farm is a registered charity located in London’s East End. It’s a working farm, Rural Arts Centre and community meeting place giving children and adults a chance to meet farm animals, learn how to grow food and try out arts and crafts.
English students will have the chance to volunteer on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons and possibly more at different farms. The kinds of tasks volunteers participate in include:
- Health-checking the small animals
- Mucking out the larger animals
- Sweeping, harvesting fruit and growing seeds
- Whatever other tasks might need doing on the day!

Please note:  students must make sure they wear sensible clothes for a farm!!! Old trousers (preferably waterproof) and waterproof boots are essential!

English_Course_Volunteering.jpgOxfam is an international charitable organisation working in 94 countries to find solutions to poverty around the world. They have charity shops all over the UK and two of these are situated within a couple of minutes walk of Islington Centre for English.  Students will be able to volunteer in the afternoons after their English course.

Oxfam Clothes
Depending on the students preferences and the needs of the shop at the time of the placement volunteers will do things like:
-Helping Customers
-Working on the till
-Sorting donations
-Steaming clothes

Volunteers in their clothes shops need to have a Pre-Intermediate level of English (CEFR A2/B1).
Oxfam Books
At the Oxfam book and music shop volunteers may participate in the following activities:
-Sorting donations
-Working on the till
-Pricing items
-Helping to keep the shop floor tidy
-Using the internet to research the value of unusual or rare items.
 Volunteers in the book shop will need to have an Upper Intermediate level of English (CEFR B2).

NB ICE is accredited by the British Council for the teaching of English language only.


namtham.jpgThey are very flexible at ICE. I was able to choose the number of sessions per week I study and a course that suited me perfectly.


Nam Tam