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Logistics and communicating with teachers and group leaders

Tips for volunteers when communicating with teachers and group leaders

Opening an effective dialogue with the teacher, group leader or other educator you will be collaborating with is a critical component in the volunteering process. We strongly recommend that you become part of a formal programme supporting volunteers, as they will have excellent links with schools and youth groups.

We’ve looked so far at the way you can link your practical activities to curricula and how learning outcomes will be useful in focusing your activity. Besides understanding the type of activities you can get involved in and how these might link with your interests and interests of the educators, it is easy to overlook the need to focus on the detail of the arrangements for the activity and the logistics involved.

We asked some experienced STEM Ambassadors to share their thoughts and experience with us of working in schools and logistics involved.


Make a note of the logistics and communication issues in the video which the STEM Ambassadors highlighted. Can you think of any they have missed?
Share your ideas with other learners.
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Volunteering in the Classroom: Planning and Organising Practical STEM Activities

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