Volunteer Coordinator, Lingo Flamingo
My name is Leah, and I am the Volunteer Coordinator at Lingo Flamingo. My job is to recruit, train and support talented linguistics who volunteer with us.
Lingo Flamingo are a not-for-profit social enterprise which teaches languages to older adults in care homes, day centres and retirement communities. Recent research shows that speaking a second language can delay the effects of dementia by up to 5 years. Based on this research, we use foreign languages as a vehicle to empower the minds of older adults, proving that it is never to late to learn!