Returned Volunteers

Global Citizenship Programme

As a Returned Volunteer, you will be able to share the benefit of your experiences overseas with other young people in education through working with a number of Primary and Secondary schools on Global Citizenship initiatives.

What is a Global Citizenship Ambassador?

Global Citizenship Ambassadors are motivated, engaging and confident Project Trust Returned Volunteers who have bags of initiative and exceptional communication skills. They do at least five of the following throughout the year:

  • 3 or more School Talks per year
  • Be the key point of contact in your region (know Returned Volunteers in your area) for School Talks and Global Citizenship sessions
  • 3 or more Global Citizenship sessions (assembly/class/Q&A/mentor) per year
  • Attend a Returned Volunteer Regional Group
  • Write for the blog/website
  • Be part of the Returned Volunteer Education Working Group
  • Join a volunteer society at university
  • Pro-actively look at your area and make contact with local primary/secondary schools to arrange School Talks and Global Citizenship events
  • Be actively involved with Project Trust’s alumni strategy

Skills required for the role

  • Commitment to the ethos and vision of Project Trust
  • 8 or 12 months volunteer experience
  • Exceptional Communication skills
  • Good initiative
  • The confidence to build relationships with teachers and students
  • The ability to encourage and motivate others

What being a Global Citizenship Ambassador will do for you

  • CV enhancement
  • Experience of working with an innovative and well-established educational charity
  • Networking opportunities
  • Experience of marketing and recruitment
  • Direct experience of motivating others
  • April Returned Volunteer Training Weekend
  • Job/internship opportunities
  • Being a part of the Project Trust family
Stewart on his Project Trust Gap Year in Namibia

I gained more taking a year out in real world Namibia than 13 years of full time education, but when it came to my CV, I didn’t get a chance to show this. The One Awards certificate represents all the work you’ve done and skills you’ve learned in a way that employers can relate to and gives you a solid piece of recognition for your work.”

Stewart, Project Trust Volunteer in Namibia

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