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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

Volunteer-Stories-Snap-shot-Stephen Volunteer-Stories-Snap-shot-Roger

Organisation
Contact person firstname
Cheryl Ives,
Lastname
Their phone number?
0345 842 0012
Mobile?
07738 801 534
Contact instructions?
Please email in the first instance

Location description
New Directions learning centres at:

South Reading - Whitley
North Reading - Caversham
West Reading - Tilehurst
Wheelchair accessible?
Not specified
Car parking for the volunteer?
Not specified
Secure bicycle parking?
Not specified
Near public transport?
Not specified
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
Availability required
Any of these times
Task type?
Learning support / Mentoring
Will suit someone like this:
Prefers a specific rolePrefers a regular scheduleSelf organised/motivatedSociablePatientSupportiveCommunicatorEmotionally robust
Post suitable for supported volunteering?
Not specified
Is training given?
Yes
Training description
2 half day induction sessions
Is support given?
Yes
Description of support
From Learner support team, meetings and regular newsletters
Are expenses paid?
Yes
Description of expenses
We offer reimbursement of travel and parking costs
Will I need my own transportation?
No
Will the volunteer be CRB or DBS checked?
No
Are references required?
Yes
Will there be an interview?
Yes
Are they properly insured?
Yes
Minimum age
18
Do they need a specific gender?
No
How many volunteers needed?
30
Opportunity added on
10 March 2017

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