Also… if you would like to look the part, the Citizenship team provides volunteer t-shirts for a donation of just £1. If you would like one please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
All the people listed below have volunteered and are happy to share their experiences with you and offer advice.
When contacting them, please bear in mind that they have volunteered to share their details to provide support in addition to their day job.
Lorna Nelson – email@example.com
Karen Bennett – firstname.lastname@example.org
Jonathan Baison – email@example.com
Jennifer Henderson – firstname.lastname@example.org
Jeremy Beach – email@example.com
Teachers are always happy to discuss their pupils/students learning needs and will be keen to have you cover something which is relevant to their learning stage and subject. You can volunteer for either primary or secondary schools and there are resources available for each age group. Also, you can choose to volunteer as an individual or as part of a group.
You may be asked if you have been DBS checked, although a lot of schools don’t require this as long as a teacher is present. The school will advise you on what they require.
For more information on DBS checks, please scroll down to Further information.
Remember! The school is your customer and your role is to find out how you can help. It’s important to understand what a teacher may be thinking and what you might need to explain to them.
Tell them your story and journey with Nationwide Building Society.
A factsheet from NationwideEducation.co.uk to introduce a topic, and an interactive game (these go down very well) to engage the group.
Get them working on a worksheet in groups and finish with a quiz.
Secondary: Get Real with money and Money Stuff
|5 mins||Wrap up and close
Re-cap with some informal questions to the group to see what they can remember and close your session.
Think about your audience, for example, taking a PowerPoint presentation to a group of very young children may not be as successful as something more practical and engaging. What words will they and won’t they understand?
Make a note of words they may not understand and think about how you can explain them in other ways. Consider asking conversational-style questions along the way to get a better understanding of the group’s knowledge of the subject in hand.
Please ensure you log your hours and activity on the Citizenship Employee Hub. The more you can tell us the better. If you would also like to provide a case study for us to share with other volunteers or those thinking of getting involved please do!
We’d like the teacher you work with to complete a short feedback form which is available here. You can either email the form or leave a paper copy and collect it at a later date.
Please send completed forms to Education – Citizenship, C1, Nationwide House, Swindon or email them to firstname.lastname@example.org.