Volunteering Details

Background information

3FF have been working in schools for ten years. We are the UK’s leading provider of interfaith workshops, in which we work with young people to explore and understand faith and belief as they are actually lived today.

Our most popular workshop, ‘Encountering Faiths and Beliefs’, helps to raise awareness of what it means to be part of a faith or belief tradition and improves young people’s skills of empathy through opportunities for encounter with volunteers from a wide range of different backgrounds. This workshop is offered to students in years 4 to 13.

Share your story in our interfaith workshops

We are looking for confident and enthusiastic volunteers from different backgrounds to take part in these workshops by sharing their beliefs and experiences in the form of a five minute story. They will also take part in a Q&A dialogue, where students ask their burning questions. The session takes place within a ‘safe space’, set by a 3FF facilitator, who leads the activities.

3FF workshops take place in London and Birmingham, and occasionally further afield. This opportunity is ideal for people interested in education, youth work or interfaith dialogue, as well as those interested in developing skills in public speaking. The commitment is part-time and flexible, with volunteers choosing sessions that suit them.

What do we offer?

This opportunity offers:

  • Full training including: interfaith methods, public speaking and working with young people
  • Mentoring to construct an engaging and informative personal story
  • Regular support and feedback to develop your skills
  • Experience working with young people (ages 8-18)
  • Access to 3FF network of events and
  • Reimbursement of travel expenses

What are we looking for?

This opportunity requires:

  • Passion for promoting understanding and dialogue
  • Interest in meeting people from different backgrounds
  • Availability to speak in schools at least once per school term
  • Identification with a faith or set of non-religious beliefs
  • Ability to reflect on own experiences of faith and beliefs, in a positive and informative way
  • Experience working with young people preferred but not necessary

Since this role involves regular work in schools, it is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974). Prospective volunteers must therefore disclose all spent and unspent convictions, and the role is subject to an enhanced DBS check (the cost of which is met by 3FF).

How do you apply?

You can apply to become a volunteer here

If selected, you will then be contacted with further details about the next Speaker Training Day in your area. If you have any further questions, please contact Ana. For questions about volunteering in Birmingham and the Midlands, please contact Rich.

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