What is Teach Outreach?
Teach Outreach is a volunteer placement program run by the School of Education. The idea is that schools, early childhood centres and community organisations propose an activity that requires volunteers. The School of Education promotes the activity to teacher education students who then decide if they will take it up.
What are the benefits?
Community partners benefit by having students assist them in implementing activities. Education students benefit from involvement in activities that will enhance their professional knowledge and skills. The School of Education benefits by forging closer links with local schools, centres and community groups.
Five Easy Steps for Teach Outreach Community Partners
- Read the Guidelines available on the Teach Outreach web page.
- Submit your Request for Volunteers using the online form available on the left hand side of the web (we then promote your activity to our students).
- Interested students will contact you directly. Arrange a meeting with them to discuss the opportunity.
- When students begin volunteering they will bring with them the Teach Outreach Cover Request form. Please fill in the middle section. This lets the University know students are volunteering. The student will return it to the Teach Outreach Coordinator.
- When the student finishes the volunteer opportunity they will ask you to sign off on the Teach Outreach Completion of Volunteer Opportunity form. Signing off on this form indicates you are satisfied with the effort the volunteer has made. The student will return it to the Teach Outreach Coordinator.