One of the challenges in running a volunteer program is continuity. Sometime volunteers stay for a month, sometimes they stay for six months. During the transition period, we try to minimize the impact on the students as much as we can.
We have implemented many methods to solve this problem including.
- The ability to see your classes before you arrive.
- "Meet" your students
- See how the student is performing
We have now added the final piece of the puzzle in the form of handover notes. These are notes left by former volunteers about tricks and tips for teaching a particular pupil.