Volunteer Spotlight – Ali Jeffery

Every year, EnglishWorks helps hundreds of Brazilian students improve their English language skills, ultimately helping them to grow more confident in their communication. This important work is made possible by our incredible volunteers who dedicate their time and energy to their community. Each week, we’re going to be expressing our gratitude by featuring one of these extraordinary volunteers and sharing their EnglishWorks story with you!


Ali Jeffery

Why did you decide to volunteer with EnglishWorks?

I saw it as an opportunity to get to know people from a country—Brazil—I previously knew little about


What was your favorite part about volunteering with EnglishWorks?

Seeing everyone’s happy, smiling faces every week and hearing their English improve over the length of the course.


What did you do before you became a volunteer?

I used to work at a university, but now I teach English as a Second Language.

What’s the strangest thing you’ve ever eaten?

I’m Australian and I eat Vegemite. People from other countries think Vegemite is weird, but I think it’s tasty!

What is one fact about you that your students don’t know?

I had my own Saturday night radio show for five years.

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O EnglishWorks é um curso de inglês focado na realidade do aluno. Com dinamismo, flexibilidade e tecnologia atingimos resultados e transformação social.