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Inspire young people

Volunteer teachers take lessons and assemblies and find creative ways to teach children and young people about issues of global poverty and inspire them to live differently. 

Regular support, training and resources are provided. Not all of our volunteers are qualified teachers but it is helpful to have previous experience of working with children in a teaching role.

Margaret Burbidge is a volunteer teacher in Hertfordshire

Volunteer Margaret Burbidge As a volunteer teacher, Margaret makes contact with schools and takes assemblies, lessons and Chapel services where she talks about the work of Christian Aid.

Margaret mostly works in secondary schools and is motivated by a belief that each generation of children and young people need to hear Christian Aid’s message about poverty and working to eradicate it.  

She feels that being a volunteer is a practical way to live out her Christian faith. Margaret enjoys learning about Christian Aid’s work, using her skills and experience and spending time with young people.

She also appreciates the fact that the role is flexible and that she can fit it around other commitments.

To anyone thinking of volunteering in a similar role, Margaret says: 'Have a go! If you believe in all Christian Aid stands for, it is surprising what may happen!'

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