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Otermans Institute - Digital Impact Trainer

Details of the Charity:

Otermans Institute (OI) provides transferable and employability skills training to some of the more disadvantaged students in ten countries globally including Iraq, Nepal, Bangladesh, and India. We are also contracted with local governments and currently impact 30,000+ pupils in the region.

Physical training has taken a back foot due to COVID-19, but OI continues supporting students weekly through live digital sessions. Through this, we are supporting leaners who are forced out of school due to the pandemic, those who are in extremely remote locations, and those who have been affected by violence and war like refugees in United Nations camps.

In this volunteering opportunity you will learn while you create impact in society. You will receive specific training on how to deliver online training to non-native English speakers and learners with special needs (certificate provided). 

Details of the Volunteering Opportunity:

Sometimes the simplest things can create the biggest impact. You will provide training while interacting online with less advantaged students/learners to improve employability. You will also look at how this training is received by others and provide feedback on the programme.

At the end of your volunteering experience, you should have achieved the following goals:

  • Provided high-impact training to less advantaged students/learners in the UK and globally and created direct impact in their lives – e.g. special needs learners, refugee learners, rural learners, NEET, etc.
  • Some amount of peer management.
  • Data and impact evaluation.
  • Have a thorough understanding of online pedagogy.
  • Have learned how to produce succinct reports.
  • Gathered experience of working with an international team spread across time zones.

You will receive a certificate and letter outlining your volunteering role at the end of your volunteering experience.

Skills Required:

Essential Skills:

  • Fluent/Native level English speaker.
  • Basic IT skills involving Microsoft Excel, Word, email writing.
  • An understanding of how to use online/digital communication tools like Zoom and/or Google Meets.
  • Good communication skills, with accuracy and good attention to detail.

Desirable Skills:

  • Some understanding of teaching/training.
  • Ability to work collaboratively as part of a team and motivated to work as an individual.

Additional Benefits:

  • Free training
  • Volunteering hours go towards the Brunel Volunteers Award
  • Interested? Apply below:
    Please note '*' denotes mandatory fields
  • Name
  • Have you come to study at Brunel from outside the UK
  • If you are an international student which visa do you hold?