Volunteer Opportunity: Generation Fairtrade Mentors
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Volunteer as a Fairtrade School Mentor for a unique opportunity to introduce young people to global poverty issues and inspire them to make a difference.
What does the role involve?
- You’ll mentor a student group in a school near you, supporting them to campaign on Fairtrade and global poverty issues
- You’ll deliver a series of workshops designed to give the young people the skills and confidence needed to effect real change in their school and community
- You’ll help your group plan and host two Fairtrade events in their school
What will you get?
- Complete training programme on Fairtrade and skills including public speaking, facilitation, lobbying and campaign and event planning
- Fantastic hands-on campaigning experience with young people, ideal for those interested in a career in the NGO or teaching sectors
- Full support throughout your volunteering role, with all expenses paid
- 10 & 11 November 2012: 2 days of in-depth training to give you the skills and knowledge to become a mentor, in Sheffield (expenses paid)
Skills you’ll gain:
- Public speaking
- Engaging young people
- Campaign and event planning
The small print:
You must be based in (or easily able to travel to) London, the South East of England, North East of England, South West of England, or West Midlands
To be eligible, you must have completed an undergraduate degree course
You must be available to attend the two-day training event on 10 & 11 November 2012 (expenses paid)
You will need to commit around one day per month (maximum) from November 2012, including visiting your designated school at least 5 times over a period of 3 - 6 months
If you have any questions about the role, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
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Application deadline: 1 November 2012
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Application: Generation Fairtrade Mentor
Please answer all these questions to the best of your ability. Write no more than 200 words for each question.
1. This opportunity caught your eye - why are you interested in it?
2. What experience do you have of student campaigning, whether as a student, or in any other capacity?
3. What experience do you have of working with young people aged under 18, including in the School or Further Education sector?
4. What experience do you have of training people, public speaking and/or workshop facilitation?
* Are you available to attend the training event on 10 & 11 November 2012, Sheffield (YES / NO)
* Are you happy to commit to undertaking five school visits from November 2012 (over a period of 3 - 6 months), supporting your designated school to organise two awareness-raising/fundraising events? (YES / NO)
OTHER REQUIRED DETAILS
Mobile number: Graduation year (undergrad): University: Preferred school placement location (E.G. BRISTOL): Current location (PLEASE DELETE AS APPROPRIATE): London, South East, North East, South West, West Midlands
Where did you hear about this opportunity? (e.g. university careers service, online job posting, website - please specify)