Global Touch Project

Global Touch


Global Touch volunteers provide fundamental support to local school students in Exeter, for whom English is a second language. Our volunteers help them on a one-to-one basis during class time, speaking to them in their mother tongue to ensure greater understanding of their task and thus better adaptation to the UK student life.


By providing language and pastoral support in classes, our volunteers help students build confidence in their studies. Not only students will benefit from this, volunteers can also enjoy the lessons like participating in science experiments.

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.




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University of Exeter Students' Guild is a Charity and Company Limited by Guarantee. Registered Charity Number: 1136468 Company Number: 07217324; registered in England and Wales Registered office: Devonshire House, Stocker Road, Exeter, EX4 4PZ