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idea for volunteering in primary - what do you think?

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saadia Fri 05-Sep-08 21:00:43

With ds2 starting school this term I am thinking of volunteering at schools and have an idea to maybe teach a foreign language which I have studied to undergraduate degree level to primary children during the lunch hour on a voluntary basis. I would be interested in opinions and suggestions on how to go about it.

Hulababy Fri 05-Sep-08 21:11:44

Go in and ask. Only way to find out if they need someone with that kind of expertise. They may already have a language specialist, but even if they have they my still like someone willing to do a club.

On the whole I find schools are very happy to have volunteers in.

I go into DD's school, to work with the infant classes, twice a week. I do it vountarily and unpaid, but I love it. I am actually a qualified teacher, although secondary and no longer working as a teacher, but I get a real buzz from being in school witht he little ones.

cat64 Fri 05-Sep-08 21:12:13

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kennythekangaroo Fri 05-Sep-08 21:14:54

They would be delighted!

BigHotMama Fri 05-Sep-08 21:23:17

Go for it! Send letters or just call them up. I started volunteering 1 day a week at a local primary school and after a few months they offered me a part time support job and now I have a 2 year contract full time supporting a girl with EBD and I love it.

saadia Fri 05-Sep-08 22:05:13

oh brilliant thank you for your replies, I will start writing smile.

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