Teach Westminster - Engaging Young Volunteers in Education

November 17, 2021 by Tas F
Image Opportunities to meaningfully involve young volunteers in educational programmes are hard to come by. Yes, organisations often consult young people in their capacity as the beneficiaries of a programme. But it is less common for them to be able to lead on the design and delivery of the programmes themselves. Global Teaching Alliance approached Tutorfair Foundation to discuss a collaboration. Finally, such an opportunity was upon us!

‘By young people for young people’


Global Teaching Alliance is a group of young volunteers from Westminster with a passion for education and a drive to effect positive change in their community and worldwide. In February 2021, they approached Tutorfair Foundation to discuss their mission and seek support.

Next, a plan emerged for these inspiring young people to lead voluntary tutoring programme through the summer. The tutoring would benefit of other young people in Westminster. Finally, we submitted a pilot proposal to Westminster Foundation. Like us, they were very excited by the idea and generously agreed to support it.

Through the summer, a team of young volunteers attended tutor training, learned about Safeguarding and delivered 47 hours of fantastic tutoring to young people in their community. The commitment and effort shown by these first-time tutors has been astonishing. Indeed, we have thoroughly enjoyed growing and learning from them and alongside them.

 

“Challenging but at the same time an extremely valuable experience. It allowed me to improve my communication skills massively as well as organising my time productively and discovering new interests."

- Young volunteer


Subsequently, we plan to build on the success of the pilot with a second iteration in the New Year. You can read more about what happened and what we learned in this project report.

You can join our mission!


If you are a tutor or would like to learn, please sign up to volunteer with us here. You can support our mission by donating or partnering with us here.
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