Apart from having fun in the lessons, International Mother Language Day is our biggest annual event, where students from our partner schools visit University of Exeter to spend the day doing fun activities with our volunteers, such as dance workshops and campus tours.
In order to provide full support to our students in their native language, our volunteers are required to speak a foreign language fluently and ideally commit 2 hours per week of volunteering, for a period of at least 1 term, keeping absence to a minimum. The project is very flexible; volunteers can choose the day and time they are available to volunteer. In addition, we would have our own socials (for Global Touch volunteers or with other projects) and other fundraising events.
Volunteers will gain valuable organization, time management and communication skills, as well as developing cultural appreciation and awareness alongside experience in translating and interacting within a professional environment. Taking part in the project provides experience in working with children, enhances your CV and volunteering time counts towards the Exeter award!
You will need a DBS check and you will need to attend Working with Young People training to take part in this project.