frazer merritt | rtp
''I decided to call the Fresh Beginnings Refugee Centre after I heard at a barbeque that they were seeking volunteers. The director invited me to meet him, and he mentioned that he had a serious problem finding teachers to attend on a regular basis. At first I thought about posting fliers around campus, but then I realized the VTeam could help me set up a proper programme. The director of Fresh Beginnings, the VTeam, and I had a meeting and we decided it was a great idea. I asked Gisselle to be Vice President and four of my friends to be Project Managers of the Refugee Teaching Programme. Together we set up a stall at Freshers Fair and got 210 signatures! Throughout the year, our 46 student volunteers assisted in teaching English and Maths classes, running a women’s group, and raising charity money for school supplies.''
FULL CASE STUDY
Morgane Sabatini | Lend a hand
''I decided to get involved with a project named Lend a Hand ran by a friend at that time, a project teaching adults with learning disabilities life skills, such as Maths or English. I was able to meet all the learners and got really attached to every single one of them. I enjoyed teaching them so much that in my second year at University, I became the Project Leader of Lend a Hand and was able to positively impact the learners by helping them every Sunday afternoon!
Volunteering really helped me on a personal level as well. Naturally having a shy and introverted personality, I was able to really improve my confidence by speaking in public and teaching a group of adult learners. As a Project Leader, I was also able to improve my communication and leadership skills, which are skills most employers search for nowadays! I personally also strongly believe that helping people in need really enables you to put your priorities back in place and helping the learners achieve their monthly goals or seeing them smile about doing fractions for the first time is truly one of the most heart-warming feelings ever.''
FULL CASE STUDY