First Give Community Judge (Greater London & Home Counties)

Children and young people | Children | Education and literacy | Youth

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Location: JHub, Haskell House, 152 West End Lane, London, NW6 1SD (see map)

Travel: West Hampstead Station bus stop.

Start date: Ongoing

What will I be doing?

  • First Give runs social action programmes in about 140 schools across Greater London and the Home Counties. Our programme helps students develop key life skills and become more socially conscious.
    As a community school judge, you would be responsible for judging the quality and content of the student presentations on their chosen local charities and the work the students have done to support them. You will help decide which charity recieves a £1,000 First Give Grant.
  • As a community judge, you would be responsible for judging multiple student presentations on (usually local) charities and social issues of their choice. You will help decide which charity recieves a £1,000 First Give Grant.
  • The judging is based on the knowledge, creativity and delivery of the presentations, and the commitment to charity, creativity and impact of the class’ social action. 50% of marks go to presentation elements, 50% of marks go to the class social action project element.
  • You will be sitting amongst other judges. Typically these people are local councillors, the Mayor, local Police officers etc. Also, there are judges from within the school such as the head teacher and a school governor.

What impact will this have?

  • The key impact you will have is on the young people in the schools we work with. By being a judge, you help make the end of their First Give programme really special. Your feedback and praise to the students will stay with them and be a very positive impact on them and their development.
  • You will helping your local community! By supporting First Give, you're not only supporting the students to develop life skills and undertake impactful social action, but you'll also be helping decide where £1,000 of grant money will go and what social issue it'll be helping... every time you judge!
  • For the volunteer, judging is a truly heart-warming, inspirational and positive experience. Most of our judges do many Finals throughout an academic year, because they enjoy seeing young people excelling and doing something truly good. It's a great way to see the best of young people, in a society that often thinks negatively of young people.

When are you needed?

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Commitment

  • Each School Final requires only 2 hours of your time. The event itself runs for one and a half hours. Locations vary (please see full opportunity for more information).
  • Our volunteering is quite unusual in that it requires no strict commitment: it's short term/one off/flexible. Each volunteering opportunity is in the form of a School Final - these are in various locations, and on various dates and times. Volunteers are provided options, of which they could accept one, two or multiple, or none, depending on their availability.

What else do I need to know?

  • WHAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR:
    - The First Give programme encourages students to get involved with and give back to their local community by choosing local charities. As such, it's our preference that volunteers judge at schools local to them/somewhere that the volunteer has connections.

    - Preferably community judges will work or volunteer with, or for, young people. Similarly, a judge could work in a community-focused role/organisation.

    - Otherwise, we have no strict requirements! We’re happy to hear from any professional individuals who would like to support young students on their charitable journey.
  • PLEASE NOTE REGARDING LOCATIONS: the opportunity location listed is simply our Head Office. We have School Finals all over greater London and the home counties - so get in touch regardless of these listed locations.
  • HOW WE ASSIGN JUDGES/NEXT STEPS: We have a new system which makes finding out schools near you with Final dates booked in, and to sign up to these, really easy.

    Once we’ve received your expression of interest through Team London, we’ll be in contact to find out what area(s) you’re interested in judging in. Once you tell us this, we can send you a personalised link. This link will then show you schools in the area(s) you’ve chosen that have Final dates booked in. You can sign up to volunteer at any of these schools as and when you feel like it – that link can always be accessed as it’s live. As well as this though, we will also send you an invitation with the link attached if there are particular schools we have in mind in your area that we’re still keen to find judges for.

Background checks

  • No background checks are required

About the organisation:

Additional Information

What skills will be useful?
  • Academic
  • Charity
  • Campaigning
  • Fundraising
  • Interpersonal
  • Advice and support
  • Caring
  • Coaching
  • Listening
  • Mentoring
  • Negotiating
  • Teaching
  • Team working
  • Youth work
  • Professional
  • Councils and public sector
What skills can I gain?
  • Academic
  • Charity
  • Campaigning
  • Fundraising
  • Interpersonal
  • Advice and support
  • Caring
  • Counselling
  • Listening
  • Negotiating
  • Team working
  • Youth work
  • Leadership
  • Practical
  • Professional

Training

  • None. This role does not need training.

Location

JHub, Haskell House, 152 West End Lane, London, NW6 1SD

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