Do you like working with children and young people, or is this something that you would like to try? Did you know that 1 in 5 employers are actively looking for volunteering experience on your CV? Are you looking for a paid student staff role?
If you answered YES to one or more of the above questions, LUSU’s schools outreach activity could be for you! LUSU schools volunteering is both rewarding and a fantastic learning experience. We can help you to enhance your employability and gain transferable skills whilst you inspire pupils to gain confidence, learn new things, find a hobby or perhaps unearth a future career.
From the little ones at pre-school and primary to the heights of secondary school and college, we currently work in partnership with over 60 schools across the North West from Cumbria to East Lancashire. We are privileged to have the support of over 400 student volunteers and through your dedication and talent we reach more than 10,000 pupils each year.
LUSU’s Schools Team offer a wide range of opportunities for Lancaster University students to be positive role models and share their university experience with young people. We want to widen participation, raise aspirations and improve awareness of Higher Education.
Lancaster University Pre-School is offering the unique opportunity of volunteering in their ‘Outstanding’ pre-school centre. This opportunity gives students the chance to work with Children at the very outset of their learning journeys. Lancaster University Pre-School delivers pre-school provision using the Learning Through Play model and is Forest School Accredited. Work alongside experienced education providers supporting young people to actively learn through exploration and discovery.
There will be an opportunity to work with individual children and small groups. Volunteers will support Pre-School staff to deliver daily sessions within the Pre-School classrooms and the Outdoor Learning Classrooms. For students looking to pursue a career in any form of education, this opportunity could provide a valuable addition to a PGCE or Teach First application. For those who just want to spend some time volunteering with Children, it provides a fantastic opportunity to have fun with children while learning in a supportive and caring environment.
For additional information on Lancaster University Pre-School please visit their website http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/pre-school/
Minimum commitment level: Once a week
Start Date: 14-01-2019