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Go for Reading

Travel the world, explore outer space and expand young minds with one-to-one reading.

This volunteering activity supports 2 students each week who are struggling with their reading.

Commitment: 60 minutes each week at a time arranged with the school. Approx. 34 hours per year. This activity can be attended as part of a team.

  • Students: secondary, 11-13 years old, in year 7/8.
  • How to get involved:
    • Online Registration (click here)
    • Training (2.5 hours)
    • Disclosure and Barring Service check
    • School induction
  • Skills required: good communication skills, the ability to encourage and motivate young people, literacy skills and a love of reading.
  • Skills to be gained from this activity:
    • Communication skills
    • Confidence
    • Coaching & mentoring
    • Creativity & Innovation
    • Interpersonal
    • Motivating others
    • Time management
    • Listening skills
  • Ongoing support: volunteers will be provided with ongoing support and feedback from Leicestershire Cares through visits and evaluation.

Number Partners

Put the fun into fractions and smiles into sums by playing board games with targeted primary pupils.

This volunteering activity supports 2 students each week who need some extra help with their numeracy. The role is 30 minutes each week and equates to 17 hours per year in a primary school. of business volunteers.

  • Commitment: 30 minutes each week at a time arranged with the school. 17 hours per year. This activity can be attended as part of a team
  • Students: primary usually 8-9 years old, in year 4/5.
  • How to get involved:
    • Online Registration (click here)
    • Training (2.5 hours)
    • Disclosure and Barring Service check
    • School induction
  • Skills: excellent communication and listening skills, the ability to encourage and motivate young people, numeracy skills and an interest in maths.
  • Volunteers can develop the following skills:
    • Communication skills
    • Confidence
    • Coaching & mentoring
    • Creativity & Innovation
    • Interpersonal
    • Motivating others
    • Time management
    • Listening skills
  • Ongoing support: volunteers will be provided with ongoing support and feedback from Leicestershire Cares through visits and evaluation.

Interview Technique

Build confidence, skills and raise aspirations for young people by providing one-to-one mock interviews and feedback.

This volunteering activity provides mock interviews to a year group of young people, with each volunteer supporting approximately 10 students at each event.

  • Commitment: attendance at an event chosen from our list of Interview Technique events located in this Map of Partner Schools
  • Students: year 10/11 (14-16 years) with some 16+ interviews
  • Requirements / training:
    • Registration: via Charlie Bird on 0116 2756490 / interviewtechnique@leicestershirecares.co.uk providing name, job title, email address and choice of date(s)
    • Skills required: good communication skills, ability to encourage and motivate children. Ideally an experienced interviewer with the ability to provide constructive feedback.
    • No training is provided as volunteers utilise their existing skills.
  • Volunteers can develop the following skills:
    • Communication skills
    • Confidence
    • Coaching & mentoring
    • Creativity & Innovation
    • Interpersonal
    • Motivating others
    • Time management
    • Listening skills
  • Support: volunteers will be provided with a full briefing and support from Leicestershire Cares on the day. New or inexperienced volunteers can shadow a more experienced volunteer who may or may not be from their own business. This can be arranged on the day.

EMPLOYABILITY ACTIVITIES

Help young people fly by creating awareness and raising aspirations of careers and the skills required for work.

This volunteering activity provides a range of speakers, visits and workshops for our partner schools with activities to suit staff on varying levels. These include:

Inspirational Talks

We can set up a range of talks to suit the ability and level of your staff.

  • Speedy Speakers (approx. 5 minutes, assembly)
  • Curriculum linked speakers (approx. 1 hour, classroom based)
  • Informal talks / Q&A (approx. 20 minutes, small groups)

Workplace Visits

Visits to workplaces raise aspirations, increases awareness of the jobs available and promotes business and careers to young people. It also offers opportunities for staff to volunteer without leaving the workplace.

CV Workshop

Usually provided for classes of students, this volunteering activity allows students to understand their skills, develop a CV and gain feedback on their completed CVs.

  • Commitment: attendance at an event chosen from our list of Employability Events located in this Map of Partner Schools
  • Commitment: one off events booked in advance.
  • Students: secondary: 15-16 years, or college 16+
  • Requirements / training:
    • Registration: via name (TBC) on 0116 (TBC) / email address (TBC) and choice of date(s)
    • Skills required: good communication skills, ability to encourage, motivate and inspire young people, presentation skills.
    • No training is provided but a preliminary discussion for suitability will take place between Leicestershire Cares and the volunteer.
  • Volunteers can develop the following skills:
    • Communication skills
    • Confidence
    • Coaching & mentoring
    • Creativity & Innovation
    • Interpersonal
    • Motivating others
    • Listening skills
    • Presentation skills
  • Support: volunteers will be provided with a full briefing and support from Leicestershire Cares on the day. New or inexperienced volunteers can shadow a more experienced volunteer who may or may not be from their own business. This can be arranged on the day.