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Your chance to help young people VoiceIt

(13 November 2018)

A VoiceIt mentor assessment session

A school debating programme founded by a Collingwood undergraduate is back for a second year – and you could help out.

The VoiceIt initiative involves students visiting local schools to help young people develop debating skills.

Philosophy and Politics student Mel Yeung started the project last year. Now it’s back, bigger and better, and there are opportunities to get involved.

Why volunteer?

  • To help young people, including some from disadvantaged backgrounds, build confidence and life skills.
  • To have fun and meet new people.
  • To enhance your CV.

What you can do, and what’s required

Student volunteers are paired with a local school and run ten debating sessions – one per week.

Course materials are provided and transport costs are covered.

The programme starts in November and ends with a graduation ceremony in March.

Students are also needed to help with programme administration.

How to get involved

For more information, please visit the VoiceIt website or email: mel@voiceitoracy.org