Supporting and encouraging Primary School children to take part in activities and make new friends. Volunteers assist with organising materials, supervising children, and participating in creative/sporting activities.
- To support and encourage children in play and creative activities
- To offer academic support and encouragement to children with their homework, working in small groups of 2 to 3 children per volunteer
- To work with students aged from 6 to 11, from countries such as India, Romania, Syria, Afghanistan and Bulgaria with varying levels of English
- To provide general support to improve students' reading, writing and spoken English.
- To help prepare the space where the children will play
- To help prepare drinks and snacks
- You will have the satisfaction of knowing you have made a huge difference to the life of a young refugee.
- You will be playing an important role in supporting newly-arrived children to settle into school, gain confidence and achieve their full potential.
- Our volunteers tell us that they find the role fulfilling and enjoyable.
- You will learn listening and communication skills - many of our mentees have poor spoken and written English.
- You will receive training from us in the role and in the context of the refugee experience, as well as safeguarding training.
We believe a good After-school Club volunteer needs:
- A warm personality and a good sense of humour.
- A sensitivity to other cultures and an ability to communicate successfully across cultures.
- General awareness of study skills and problem solving approaches.
- Reliability, patience and flexibility.
- An ability to build good rapport with children.
- A commitment to equality & diversity and the rights of all individuals to respect and fair treatment.
- Willingness and ability to share skills and knowledge with the children.
- Confidence to establish and maintain appropriate boundaries.
- High standard of English language (spoken, written and reading).
- A non judgemental and supportive approach and belief in the potential of others.
If you are studying or researching a Science, Technology, Engineering, or Maths (STEM) related subject and want to volunteer and share your knowledge and experience with young people, you could become a STEM Ambassador.
Do you want to make a real difference to a young person's life? If you are a current university student of any subject (or have graduated within the last 2 years), this opportunity could be for you!
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