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The UNICEF Schools Project was founded by the Warwick UNICEF on Campus Society to educate local primary school children about the world's most pressing issues.
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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).
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Location and Travel
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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.
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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.
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.
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All volunteers will be required to complete online safeguarding training, as well as abide to current COVID-19 safety guidelines when going into schools.
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Why get involved?
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This is an external opportunity
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Warwick Volunteers cannot be held responsible for external volunteering opportunities advertised, but we do make every effort to ensure that all the information we publish is accurate. We advise volunteers to use their own judgement when selecting potential opportunities, and to check all details concerning prospective volunteering activity with the organisation involved. Please make sure that you have received all necessary training and information regarding your own health and safety before commencing volunteering.
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How to get involved
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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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