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CRESST provides conflict resolution skills training to schools and organisations working with young people.

Annual Peer Mediators conference - student volunteers Jan 2020

This opportunity takes place between 23 Jan 2020 and 24 Jan 2020. Applications closed on 20 Jan.

Every year we run a day event at Sheffield Students' Union for young people aged 9 - 11 years who have trained and volunteer as peer mediators in their primary schools. On Thursday 23rd January 2020 we have 160 children attending the event at the SU and would like student volunteers to spend the day with a group of 25 children, ensuring they get to the right workshop at the right time and don't get lost. We'd like students who are interested in children and how well they can learn and use conflict resolution skills. We'd like lively students willing to participate in cooperative games and arts/crafts activities (the workshops are led by our staff) and really enjoy the children's company.

What skills do I need?

Ability to have good rapport with children; able to lead a group round the Sheffield Students Union and be alert to ensuring that all the children are present, be alert to health and safety issues, and positively reinforce the skills these children have.

What will I gain?

You will be given a certificate of attendance for spending a day with truly inspiring and articulate young people who believe the world could be a better place if we talked things through.

Training and support

There will be an essential briefing at 8:30am on Thursday 23rd January 2020 at which volunteers will be assigned to groups.

Time commitment

On Thursday 23rd January 2020 from 8.20am until 2.30pm







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Sheffield University Students Union, Western Bank, Sheffield
  • CausesChildren and families, Education, Equality and liberation
  • Frequencyone-off
  • WhenThursday morning
  • Skills and InterestsBefriending, Communication skills, Events and stewarding, Listening, Mediation
  • Careers and AspirationsPsychology, Social work, Teaching

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