Volunteer Debate Coach at International Debate Education Association UK

Help run debate clubs for young people in FE Colleges to boost their self confidence and critical thinking skills

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Hours per week 2 hours
Location Opportunity location varies. IDEA are currently working with seven clubs at FE colleges around London. We will email you the address and how to get there when you have decided which you wish to volunteer at.
Description

Are you the debater we are looking for? Can you coach young people aged 14-24 to become masters in the art of persuasion?

Pass on your skills to the next generation as a Debate Club Coach for IDEA.

IDEA is looking for coaches to give a couple of hours of their time a week to help start debate clubs in colleges and schools in London. We aim to develop young people's critical thinking, creative thinking, public speaking, self-esteem, and confidence through debate. The programme aims to be inclusive and enjoyable using exercises and debate games to keep it fun and engaging.

We hope that you will be one of those to help us deliver this programme. Our volunteers can be both those with debating experience and those who are simply interested in learning more about debate - we provide training before you work with any of the debate clubs. Additionally we will provide plenty of support and aim for there to be at least two people working with each club.

Aim:
• Training young people in a debate club once a week during the academic year (approximately two hours - most likely on Wednesday afternoons).
• Once a month the training will be replaced with a Debate with another of the clubs.
• Helping organise and run the club.
• If you wish aiding with programme and curriculum development.

What is in it for you:
• That warm fuzzy feeling you get when doing something to help others.
• Personal development; you will have responsibilities running the club.
• Learning about debating and teaching debate.

IDEA UK is a charity, reg number 1139452, which focuses on providing young people with the opportunity to develop advocacy and employability skills enabling them to be active, open, tolerant citizens in the 21st century.

This opportunity will assist you in gaining the following skills:

  • Interpersonal/Confidence
  • Planning/Organising
  • Leadership/Management

Training will be provided by the organisation for this position:

We provide training on what debate is, how to debate and how to teach debating to young people as well as how to use the materials we provide. We also provide regular catch up meetings to answer any questions you may have had during your volunteering and provide you with any more training you may feel you need.

About you

The organisation has indicated the following requirements from volunteers who want to take this opportunity.

Essential: Willingness to regularly attend a club, good communications and speaking skills.

Desirable: Prior experience in debate or public speaking, Working with young people or of training or teaching.

Interested?

Submit your info to this organisation today.

Register now!