Working with us


Open Doors began as a purely voluntary organisation, setting out to serve those who were excluded from fully participating in the local community because of language barriers. Although the school has grown and moved on since then, we still retain our core values and our volunteers remain central to our ethos. We recognise that people may wish to volunteer for many different reasons and we value the time and skills that our volunteers offer.

If you would like to find out more about volunteering with Open Doors, please download, complete and return the application form or contact us to make an appointment to come in and talk it through in more detail.

Our voluntary opportunities include:

  • Classroom assistants
  • Helping in job club
  • Creche support*
  • Administration
  • Helping with ‘Social Events’
  • Offering 1-1 mentoring / befriending / cultural support

* CRB required

Volunteering opportunities

Working for ODILS

ODILS is an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from anyone with the following qualifications as a minimum for teaching posts:

Undergraduate degree + Trinity Cert TESOL / CELTA

Further information on the qualification requirements for a post will be included in the job advert.

If you would like to register your interest in working with Open Doors, please email a copy of your CV to 

Application Process

The application process will consist of two interviews.

  • For the first interview you may be asked to deliver an observed lesson or part of an observed lesson or bring a lesson plan and materials that you have used with a group of learners.
  • Following the initial interview you may be shortlisted for an interview with the CEO.
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