Homework Clubs


Homework Clubs

Would you like to help local children and young people improve their study skills, build their confidence and raise their aspirations about further and higher education?

The Homework Club Programme gives Queen’s University volunteers the chance to provide homework support to children and young people who live in areas of educational underachievement. These pupils may not have the opportunity to complete their homework at home which can lead to underachieving in school, low confidence and limited future opportunities.

Homework Clubs is a perfect opportunity for you to make a positive change in your community, get involved in something rewarding and gain hands-on experience for your personal and professional development.

Please see further information on Homework Clubs opportunities here. We also have created a handy map so you can see where all the Homework Clubs are located and choose where suits best!

Tasks

  • Helping children/young people with their homework.
  • Raising aspirations of children/young people in relation to further and higher education by: engaging in meaningful conversation, sharing your positive educational experiences, supporting with recreational activities and encouraging them to fulfill their potential.
  • Being an ambassador for Queen’s University and Queen’s Students’ Union.
  • Attending relevant training/induction.
  • Undertaking Access NI (criminal record) check, if your allocated Club requires.
  • Recording your volunteering hours to achieve Millennium Volunteers Award* or the Prestige Award**.
  • An optional opportunity to attend specialised awareness workshops on areas such as special educational needs (keep checking your Queen’s email inbox for invitations).
  • Some Clubs have an optional Lead Volunteer role available. Tasks may include supporting the Homework Club Co-ordinator with organising a volunteer rota, communicating with other volunteers and planning/preparing activities.

* If aged 25 or under. ** If aged 26 or above.

Rewards

You will:

  • Gain experience with young people
  • Develop your communication skills and self-confidence
  • Make a valuable contribution to your community
  • Be registered for a Millennium Volunteers Award* or a Prestige Award**
  • Be eligible to apply for a Queen’s Degree/Graduate/Researcher Plus Award

* If aged 25 or under. ** If aged 26 or above.

Eligibility

We ask that you:

  • Are currently registered as a Queen's University student
  • Have experience and/or an interest in tutoring and supporting children/young people
  • Are patient, reliable, creative, flexible and open-minded
  • Have good communication skills and organisational skills
  • Are confident in speaking English, as an important part of this role is engaging in conversation with children/young people.
  • Are committed to this role - these children/young people rely on your consistent support

(If your timetable permits, we ask you to consider a commitment over both semesters)

If you require any further information please contact us on homeworkclubs@qub.ac.uk

Recruitment Process

  1. Application form submitted by 12 noon, Monday 7th October 2019
  2. Candidates will be notified if their application has been successful by Friday 11th October 2019
  3. Successful candidates attend mandatory training: 1.30-5.00pm, Wednesday 16th October 2019, Larmor Lecture Theatre (Physics Building)
  4. Processing of Access NI checks, if required by club (can take 1-3 weeks)
  5. Local Induction at Homework Club
  6. Begin Role

Applications close 12noon, Monday 7 October, 2019.

Apply here


 

Drop-In Session

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Mondays, 2-3pm 


Lucia Kearney
Volunteer SU Manager

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volunteer@qub.ac.uk

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Students' Union

Vivienne Courtney
Volunteer Support Officer

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volunteer@qub.ac.uk

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Margarita Petkova
Volunteer & Community Support Officer

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volunteer@qub.ac.uk

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