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Classroom support for blind adult learner

Workers' Educational Association Ilford Branch

The WEA has been providing high-quality educational opportunities to communities since 1903. 

The successful volunteer will provide in class support for a blind adult learner attending a History class.

Main tasks and responsibilities

You will support the learner specifically in describing images and supporting with textual analysis alongside our standard classroom-based volunteer tasks, which include:-

  • Helping student to understand, appreciate and enjoy the topic. 
  • Helping student to record their learning and develop their study skills.
  • Assisting with the set-up and running of activities.

Please note that all classes are closed  now but will resume in September 2022- therefore volunteer application will be put on hold until September 2022.

Benefits to volunteer

  • Work with a tutor to support learners.
  • Gain experience of supporting a learner one-to-one.
  • Engage with the wider WEA network.
  • Free membership of the WEA.
  • Volunteer awards.
  • Basic reference after 10 weeks regular volunteering.

What skills do I need?

Skills, attributes, experience and qualifications

  • Computer skills to access learning materials on the WEA learning portal.
  • Own computer.
  • Mobile phone.
  • Need to be 19+ years.

When do I need to be available?

Morning Afternoon Evening

The role takes place 2-4pm from 20 September to 29 November.

Register your interest

We limit the number of roles you can initially express an interest in to 3 opportunities. Please only register an interest in 3 roles maximum.

  • Ideal for people interested in
  • Disabilities
  • Education and Training
  • Ideal for people who like
  • Befriending
  • Teaching and Training
  • Application Process
  • Application Form
  • DBS Check
  • Interviews
  • References
  • Support provided
  • Induction provided
    All volunteers have a youtube induction and in addition a local induction may be available.
  • Training provided
    As appropriate to the role
  • Written role description
  • Organisation Policies
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Safeguarding policy
  • Conflict Resolution policy/procedure for volunteers
    Volunteer Code of Conduct and follow up procedure. WEA complaints procedure
  • Data Protection Policy
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Other Information
  • Accessibility - additional information
    Wheelchair accessible, Accessible toilet facilities, and accessible parking bay.
  • Are there any age limits?
  • DBS checks - additional information
  • Expenses - additional information
    Travel expenses
  • Recruitment Process - additional information
    One reference from a family/friend or professional/education
  • Role is exempt from Ex offenders Act 1972
  • Support Provided - additional information
    Named supervisor with regular supervision
  • Thanks / Recognition for Volunteer contribution
  • Transport Info (nearest station / bus stop)
    Walking distance from Gants Hill and Redbridge tube; 145, 366
  • Volunteers covered by insurance

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