Rights in Play Educators
Want to become an educator for our Rights in Play summer and in-school program?
Volunteers are the heart and soul of our Rights in Play program. Without our volunteers, we wouldn't be able to reach the hundreds of students we learn with every year. Here are some frequently asked questions about volunteering for our Rights in Play program.
Why should I become an educator for Rights in Play?
Two words: fun and connection. Not only will you have fun in helping youth understand human rights through role-play, group discussions and interactive activities, you’ll make unbelievable connections to children and youth, colleagues, the John Humphrey Centre staff, camp leaders, teachers and many more. You'll also gain invaluable transferable skills such as effective communication, time management and team work that you'll develop and carry into your academic and personal lives as well as to other extra-curricular engagements.
I’m interested in teaching/helping youth in the future. Will Rights in Play provide me with the teaching experience I’m looking for?
Definitely! If all of the volunteer requirements of Rights in Play are observed, not only will it provide you with in-class and/or summer camp teaching experience, the John Humphrey Centre will give you a reference letter… and a t-shirt!
What are the volunteer requirements of Rights in Play?
You'll need to attend a mandatory training session hosted by the John Humphrey Centre. This training session is offered twice a year. Following the training session, volunteers will be partnered with an experienced educator and can sign up for available sessions. Each week, the Rights in Play coordinator or a member of the John Humphrey Centre staff will check in with you to discuss your experiences and any questions you might have.
What kind of volunteer would be an ideal Rights in Play educator?
• Experience working with children and youth
• Working on or has completed a degree or diploma in human services
• Demonstrates good communication skills (written and oral)
• Ability to manage time effectively
• Demonstrated understanding of others and the ability to facilitate groups of children and youth
• Ability to function independently and as part of a team
• Can provide two reference contacts
Our next training session is scheduled for May 23, 2015. Find out details here!