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Into Schools: Student Info.

 

Student Opportunities

Volunteering in schools is a fantastic way to gain experience working with children, develop important employability skills, as well as giving back to the community. There are a number of different ways that you can get involved with volunteering in schools whether it's delivering an outreach session as part of a society, visiting your old school to talk about your experiences or sharing your subject expertise to support GCSE or A-Level students. You may even have your own unique ideas about an outreach project!? What are the benefits of the project? 

How can I volunteer in Schools?

We have different strands of our Into School project, you can deliver a workshop as part of a society, tutor students from local schools or even return to your old school to give a talk on your journey to university? Check out our student testimonials to give you some inspiration of the great opportunities you have whilst getting involved with this project. 


View Current Opportunities

 

What Happens Next?

Sign up to a volunteering role here, after clicking apply you will receive an email with further instructions. Be sure to follow these steps to complete application process. A member of the team will be in touch ASAP with more info and start next steps. 

  • DBS Certification if required 
  • Training
  • Meetings or additional training 

Initial Meeting 

Often, we will request to meet with you and other volunteers before the project begins, this meeting will be casual and nothing to worry about. It’s a chance for you to ask any questions you may have and for us to get to know you a little better. This also gives us the chance to start the DBS process right away. 

DBS certification 

The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) carries out checks to ensure people are safe to be working with venerable people which includes children. This helps to prevent unsuitable people from working with vulnerable groups. We will cover the cost of your certificate. 

Training 

Volunteers will be required to attend training which will vary depending on the project you signed up for. This may be online or face to face, often required to visit the school or location of project for inhouse training. All training will be free, and any transport costs will be covered.  

If you’re unsure on the process, please contact Becky on volunteerpw4.unon@newcastle.ac.uk  

 

Have an idea?

Or if you have your own idea for a project or a session which doesn't fall into the category above please do not hesitate to contact us, we want to hear your idea email Becky on volunteerpw4.union@newcastle.ac.uk for help and support with developing your idea and making it become a reality!