Could you help others to learn?
Learning support / Mentoring volunteers needed for New Directions
New Directions are looking for volunteers to help their learners in the classroom meet their potential.
Do you: Want to give something back to the community? Have good levels of qualification in English, Maths and IT? Want to have a positive impact on someone’s life?
Can you: Encourage learners to reflect on their work? Encourage learners’ independence? Assist learners with a disability or learning difficulty in practical ways? Give learners confidence in their abilities?
Applicants will attend 2 half day induction sessions. These sessions will include online training covering: safeguarding, Prevent and health and safety. During these sessions learning styles, support techniques etc will be discussed and activities will take place.
You could be volunteering in any of these areas that lead to a qualification:
English & Maths: Entry levels up to GCSE.
ESOL: Entry to level 1.
Learning for work: Levels 1 to 3, NVQs and diplomas.
There will also be opportunities to support in community learning classes that do not lead to a qualification. Some of these courses are dedicated supported learning where volunteers are highly valued
Interested but want to know a little more? Read about the experiences of New Directions volunteers Stephen and Roger
New Directions learning centres at:
South Reading - Whitley
North Reading - Caversham
West Reading - Tilehurst
Car parking for the volunteer?
Secure bicycle parking?
Near public transport?
How much time?
A few hours a week
What times and days of the week?
Mon AMMon PMMon EVETue AMTue PMTue EVEWed AMWed PMWed EVEThu AMThu PMThu EVEFri AMFri PMFri EVESat AMSat PMSat EVESun AMSun PMSun EVE
Any of these times
Learning support / Mentoring
Will suit someone like this:
Prefers a specific rolePrefers a regular scheduleSelf organised/motivatedSociablePatientSupportiveCommunicatorEmotionally robust
Post suitable for supported volunteering?
2 half day induction sessions
Description of support
From Learner support team, meetings and regular newsletters
Description of expenses
We offer reimbursement of travel and parking costs
Will I need my own transportation?
Will the volunteer be CRB or DBS checked?
Are references required?
Will there be an interview?
Are they properly insured?
Do they need a specific gender?
How many volunteers needed?
Opportunity added on
10 March 2017