Volunteers: to support What a Difference a Day Makes workshops for 15 and 16 year olds.

Volunteers needed: Supporting local young people with Saturday workshops.

We are looking to recruit up to 10 volunteers to support young people participating in GCSE mathematics workshops at the University of Suffolk.

Young people from secondary schools in Ipswich are being offered 24 hours of free extra mathematics tuition before their GCSE exams. They will come to the University of Suffolk each Saturday for 6 weeks starting 2nd November, from approximately 10am to 2pm (exact times to be confirmed). Here, they will participate in revision and tutoring activities, led by qualified teachers. We are hoping to recruit undergraduate volunteers to encourage, support and motivate the students, helping to answer questions and solve problems.

This is an excellent opportunity to gain more experience of working with young people, while also increasing your employment skills set. A small time investment each Saturday will reward you with skills in communication, confidence, organisation and time management, and building relationships. You will also receive a free lunch. Furthermore, if you are interested in one of our paid positions, now or later in the year, you will receive preferential consideration having participated in this project.

The position is available as part of the Ipswich Opportunity Area (IOA) programme at the University of Suffolk. The programme is designed to improve social mobility and the lives of young people in the local area; it is funded by the Department for Education. As such, you will need to be a role model for students, positive about Higher Education, and promote the values of our institution as its representative in the community.

If you are interested, please contact Naomi Peirson n.peirson@uos.ac.uk for more information or to apply. Deadline for applications is 29th October 2019.

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