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UNICEF Schools Project

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world

Volunteering Opportunities

As a volunteer in the schools project, you will create and hold interactive workshops in primary schools in the local area.

Our workshops aim to educate pupils about the reality of daily life for children in less developed countries and to spread awareness about the work that UNICEF does to help these children. We also want to inform students about the simple things they can do in their local communities to support children in need.

Past workshops have covered a wide range of topics such as malnutrition, gender inequality, climate change and the refugee crisis. Interactive games, quizzes and activities ensure that the children engage with the content in a fun and memorable way.

If teaching isn't your thing, check out our Warwick Unicef on Campus Facebook page to learn about our campaigns and our major fundraising project, Fast24. (Please note that only hours volunteered in the Schools Project count toward the Warwick Volunteer Certificate).

Location and Travel

In term two, volunteers are required for sessions in Coventry, Leamington, Kenilworth and Warwick schools.

We will reimburse travel costs for this project. Visit our travel page to plan your journey to your volunteering activity.

How to get involved

Sign-up is now closed for 2020-21

There are many other ways to become an active member of UNICEF on Campus through volunteering, campaigning, fundraising and socials!

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Time Commitment

TERM 1

In term 1, students are required to attend weekly meetings where they work in small groups to prepare the presentations. The meetings will start on Wednesday, 21st October (Week 3) at 3-4pm via Microsoft Teams.

At the end of term 1, the presentations should be completed and include a range of fun activities for the pupils.

TERM 2

In term 2, volunteers will visit primary schools in the local area. Usually, we do 2 one-hour workshops per school. At the moment, these primary school visits will be in-person, but project groups will be split to go on different days, to not overwhelm the school with too many outsiders. This is, of course, is contingent on the COVID-19 situation and should there be any major changes over the next few months.

Remember, all activities related to the UNICEF Schools Project (including the weekly meetings, the tutoring itself, the travel time to and from schools) can be logged on your Hours Log in order to receive a Warwick Volunteers Certificate. 

Requirements

All volunteers will be required to complete online safeguarding training, as well as abide to current COVID-19 safety guidelines when going into schools.