ULPSU CAMPAIGN TEAM
UL Postgraduate Students’ Union
Requirements:No Specific requirements.
Study Club for young people from Regeneration areas of Limerick city. Volunteer tutors will join the team at Access Campus and work to help the young people develop their study skills. We try to avoid a "grind" situation as our aim is to engender an ability to study independently and to prepare for the third level environment.
The underlying focus of our efforts are on building confidence in an academic environment, so that young people and their families are better prepared when advancing through second and third level education.
Specific subject tuition is the tool that our voluntter tutors use to engage and build a relationship with the Study Club members, and through that to enable the young people to take ownership of and responsibility for their own learning. Our aim is to provide a warm and welcoming environment for the young people where they are allowed to express themselves and to be proactive in seeking support for their education.
Is training provided?: Yes
Please note that Garda Vetting is required for this position.
Tasks that the volunteer(s) will be expected to undertake:
Volunteers will be matched with a Club member and requested to work over a number of weeks on subject related matter. We ask that the volunteer work as part of a collaborative team, which will require offering and recieving feedback relating to the needs of the particular Club member.
Skills required for this role:
We need volunteers to be willing to engage in an open and supportive manner with the young people. An awareness of boundaries when dealing with young people, particularly those on the autism spectrum or from regeneration addresses, would be an advantage. Training and guidance is provided as required.
Details of time commitment needed for role:
Study Club is open Monday to Thursday from 4.00 p.m. to 9.00 p.m. Tuition takes place between 5.00 p.m. and 8.00 p.m. We would require one hour contact time per week, minimum.
Minimum time commitment per week:
1 hour p/week
Additional screening required for this role:
Volunteer pack is provided to all volunteers and is required to be completed before commencing engagement with Club members.
If you have any questions about this role please feel free to get in touch:
Name: Seán Costello
Address: AccessCampus, Unit J, LEDP, Roxboro Road
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