The purpose of this training session is to clarify the distinctions between volunteering and citizenship, showing how citizenship and volunteering by young people can be enhanced by the support of adult volunteers and through community partnerships.
As students in key stage 3 and key stage 4 begin to consider their future career progression, they may not realise the benefits that volunteer work can add. As part of the citizenship curriculum it is also a valuable contribution to society. Volunteering opportunities can cover a great many sectors - this citizenship module concentrates on volunteering in conservation.
This volunteering module offers four lesson plans which are ideal for key stage 4 citizenship lessons.
For this academic year Giving Nation have teamed up with Give More to provide FREE resources to help students to identify what they can offer during the current economic climate.
Give More is a response to the fact that communities need us right now. It is an independent, growing movement of thousands of people from across the UK publicly committing to give more time, money or energy to the causes and charities they care about over the next 12 months, and encouraging others to do the same.
This resource for post-16 Citizenship explores the issue of charities. It looks at volunteering and the role of charities in society. The resource will also be useful for discussions on The Big Society. The activities in this resource are aimed at Level 2 and above and can be adapted for learners at other levels. This resource is available to download from the Post-16 Citizenship Support Programme website at www.excellencegateway.org.uk/citizenship