Walter Moberly Elementary School [FULL]

About the project

This 3 day project will involve UBC volunteers interacting with elementary school students from Walter Moberly Elementary School located in South Vancouver in order to promote intergenerational learning through the sharing of passions, storytelling and community building. Our goal is to promote intergenerational learning between elementary school students (Grade 1 through Grade 7), UBC volunteers and the teachers at the school. Volunteers will go into classrooms and share with students what they were like at the students’ age and inspire students to think about their futures as well as assist in community building activities or exercises.

This is a great opportunity if you:

  • Enjoy working with kids and people from diverse cultural backgrounds
  • Enjoy working individually as well as collaboratively
  • Are interested in sharing your own interests and passions with others
  • Are interested in developing your communication and leadership skills
  • Want to give back to the community

Scheduling 

Kick-off Orientation :

Saturday, February 2 from 12:30pm – 4:00pm

Project :

Wednesday, February 20 from 8:30am to 3:00pm

Thursday, February 21 from 8:30am to 3:00pm

Friday, February 22 from 8:30am to 4:30pm

What you will do

  • Go into classrooms and share with students your passions and interests as well as past experiences which shaped your current values
  • Encourage students to think about the future
  • Help students to connect with a current interest or question and finding ways for them to go further in that learning exploration utilizing tools, methods, and resources that are current and relevant.

    • Example learning process:
      • Scanning:  What am I interested in?  Why am I interested in it?
      • Focussing:  What big question do I have in this area of interest?
      • Developing a Hunch:  What ideas do I have for this big question?
      • Learning:  What do I need to learn?  How and where can I learn this?
      • Taking action:  What will I do with what I’ve learned?
      • Checking:  How do I know that what I’ve learned and what I’ve done/made will make a difference?

Qualifications

  • Comfortable with speaking about yourself to elementary school children
  • Able to commit to 3 days during Reading Break - volunteers may be released earlier, exact timing will be confirmed closer to date.
  • Flexible and willing to adapt to change
  • A team player with a positive attitude and a willingness to participate in activities

Notes:

  • Volunteers are expected to arrange their own transportation to the school (1000 East 59th Avenue, Vancouver)
  • Volunteers are expected to arrange for their own lunch and snacks. There are food options within a 10 minute walk from the school

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