SPEAK is a social startup that connects migrants, refugees and locals living in the same city. This happens through informal and dynamic language groups and events that are open to everyone in the community! Anyone can register to be a buddy to help others learn a language and share their culture while meeting incredible people.
SPEAK uses the need or motivation to learn a language as a mean to connect newcomers and locals with different backgrounds. Individuals stand as equals and while learning or helping others learn they build meaningful relationships.
Along the program participants and buddies meet offline and get to know each other, they became more aware of the “other” and their culture, share their story and in this way they break prejudice, barriers, estigmas and make new friendships.
The last few weeks have not been easy, but we have good news to share with you! SPEAK will move into the online world.
That is correct! Everyone, wherever they are, can join our community and begin this amazing journey with us!
Do you have more time during the week to help others and feel more connected in these difficult times?
Join SPEAK as a Buddy for online language groups!
You will lead a language group for 10 days (2 weeks) and after that you can learn any other language for free.
During your registration you will arrange a short online interview with our team that will help you to better understand your role and how SPEAK works.
We prepare you for your job with training and materials.
You just need to have the motivation and passion to help others learn a language.
It does not matter whether it is your mother tongue or a language you speak fluently!
It is really important that you feel committed when you register, as you are responsible for a group that counts on you :)
You would like to meet new people
You want to help break the isolation barrier during COVID19
You like informal environments
You want to make a difference
You are not afraid of the challenge of leading a group
For this volunteering opportunity you don't need any German skills.
Your support is needed on a long-term basis.
Am I covered by accident and/or casualty insurance during the project?
For this project, we ask you to arrange an individual meeting.