Details of the Charity:
The NHA is run by an executive committee of volunteers who work in their professional lives as teachers, therapists, academics or researchers.
We aim to:
- raise awareness of handwriting as a crucial component of literacy
- promote and foster good practice in the teaching of handwriting
- provide support for those working with children with handwriting difficulties
To fulfil these aims we:
- maintain an up-to-date website
- run in-service training in schools, clinics and other centres
- run an in-depth course on handwriting around the UK
- produce an annual journal for our members
- publish practical booklets and other materials
- liaise with commercial enterprises to give guidance on the manufacture of writing
- work with central and local government to improve standards of handwriting
- support research into handwriting
Details of the Volunteering Opportunity:
Help support the executive committee with IT related tasks that support our aims.
These may include:
- Helping to keep the website content up to date (executive committee will send content to student to upload on to the website)
- Editing Panopto lecture capture files to support the charities move towards on line learning resources (optional, website is the priority).
2 hours a week, over a few terms.
- Very good communicator and responsive to emails with supervisor
- Skills and expertise on using HTML websites, you will be given the log in details to the site and be able to edit it accordingly.
- Help increase the reach of the website through Google analytics & offer advice if you see fit
*DBS required – provided free of charge by Brunel Volunteers
Additional benefits to the Volunteer:
- Travel expenses reimbursed
- Opportunities to work with very experienced teachers, occupational therapists in the field of handwriting to fulfil our aims as a National Charity
- Be involved in the executive committee quarterly meetings
- Receive a certificate from the NHA for their voluntary work
- Receive a reference on request.
- Hours volunteered will be recorded on your H.E.A.R – which goes on your permanent university record
- All hours will contribute towards your Brunel Volunteers Award, which may lead to an invitation to the annual Brunel Volunteers Award Ceremony in May.
Interested? Apply now!