Dream Workshops Volunteer:
Dream Workshop Volunteers would be working in rural primary schools to implement the Dream Workshops curriculum. The Dream Workshops curriculum aims to provide children in rural primary schools with access to reading material, mentorship and skill development training. We enter into 3-year partnerships with each rural school in which the volunteers would be implementing. Partnerships for us mean that the schools and the children have something to contribute to the program and we aim to empower them from the start!
Our expectation of Dream Workshops Volunteers:
- Participate in training sessions
We would like to get to know you; what your interests are, why you want to work with kids, what skills you have that would be an asset for kids. We also want to be able to share our values, discuss the ethics of working with children and introduce the Dream Workshops curriculum.
- Support facilitation of Dream Workshop sessions
Once we have ascertained that you have an in-depth understanding of the Dream Workshops curriculum, trained volunteers will first shadow and provide support for Dream Workshop sessions in school. This will mean working alongside a more experienced volunteer. We don’t want to throw you into the deep end so this is an opportunity to learn best practice in implementing Dream Workshops.
- Facilitate a Dream Workshop session
Once we have ascertained that the volunteer has been trained and has shadowed someone else then we provide a chance to facilitate a session alongside other volunteers. This ensures that volunteers continually have the support they need to run a successful session(s).
Benefits of becoming a Dream Workshops Volunteer:
- Certificate of participation:
Once a volunteer has participated in 6 Dream Workshops they are awarded a certificate of participation that they can use for their own professional growth.
- Recommendation letters:
After 6 successful Dream Workshops, a volunteer will receive a recommendation letter they can use for their personal growth.
- A chance to give back:
We believe in the power of reaching back once. Being a Dream Volunteer ensures that you inspire other kids.
Training Dates & application:
- We will have regular Dream Workshop trainings starting June 2018. If interested send us your CV and a cover letter expressing: What would you be bringing to the lives of children in rural schools across Kenya?
- If you want to apply email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
How much time would I be expected to contribute as a Pitch a Dream Volunteer?
You can volunteer as often as you would like to! We understand that you’re probably busy, so once you have received the mandatory training we will add you to our email list and you can get first-hand information of all upcoming training sessions that you may choose to participate in.
Is the Dream Workshops Training mandatory?
Yes. Children are a vulnerable group who deserve the highest level of care. With this in mind, we believe that this training ensures that volunteers understand not just our values as Pitch a Dream but best practices required when working with kids.
What kind of skills are you looking for in a Dream Workshop Volunteer?
Dream Workshops range from reading and writing skills training to technology and innovation sessions to mentorship. We therefore need a diverse set of skills! Email your CV to us at email@example.com and we will reach back out with the skills that would be the most value add to the program.
Do I need to have previous experience working with kids to apply?
We encourage those with previous experience working with kids to apply! However, we also welcome those who have just an interest and are open to training and shadowing in order to build their facilitation skills.
Can I volunteer for just one Dream Workshops session?
Once you have undergone the mandatory Dream Workshops volunteer training, then you can volunteer as many or as few times as you would like!
What other opportunities besides Dream Workshops can I volunteer for?
We run a monthly BookSwap and would love to have a regular BookSwap Volunteer. We also run an annual Tournament Fundraiser where you can volunteer. However, we require that all volunteers go through the Dream Workshops training in order to be considered for these roles.