1. Who can volunteer?
AAP welcomes volunteers of all ages and backgrounds, as long as they are willing to commit, cooperate, learn and teach well. We currently work with students from universities (like IBA), and we like to involve students from A-Levels (from Karachi Grammar School and Lyceum etc.) for our vacation camps and workshops.
We would also like to expand our volunteer base to graduate students who have time, house-wives, free-lance workers, retired individuals and anyone who wants to engage in community service.
2. How many hours do we need to volunteer for?
The minimum commitment that we ask for is 4 hours a week, up to 120 hours in all (over six months or more), however, if people have more time, they can also volunteer for 8 or more hours per week.
3. Which subjects and grade levels can we teach?
AAP focuses on English and Mathematics for grade levels up to Class 8. In Grade 9 and 10, we also offer Science subjects (Chemistry, Biology and Physics).
4. How many days do we need to commit for?
We ask to commit for at least 2 hour classes twice a week. The number of days and availability will determine the placement schools and timings.
5. What are the timings of the classes?
Classes run from Monday to Thursday, in the afternoon at TCF schools, from 2:30 to 4:30pm. However, classes run in the morning in most government schools, between 9am to 12noon, six days a week.
6. Where are the placement schools where we teach?
Currently, we are operating in two campuses of TCF – Qayyumabad (near DHA Phase 1, Karachi) and Garden West (near IBA, City Campus, Karachi). We are also operating in an adopted government school in Shah Rasool Colony (near Abdullah Shah Ghazi)
7. Will be receive training and guidance about teaching?
Yes, volunteers are provided with training and guidance throughout the duration of their commitment.
8. What other benefits do we get?
– A chance to give back!
– Stellar experience – on resume, job or college applications
– Training, mentorship and guidance
– Leadership Skills Development – you are at the heart of the program!
– Patience, perseverance, organizational ability, public speaking skills, etc.
Other benefits may include:
– LinkedIn endorsements
– Personalized Recommendations
– Access to a large network
– Annual Events
9. Does AAP provide conveyance to the school?
No. Volunteers are responsible for their own transportation, and are encouraged to collaborate and carpool with each other.
10. Who do we report to?
Volunteers work closely with and report to Campus Coordinators of the relevant placement school.
11. Are there any mandatory guidelines that we need to follow?
Punctuality is essential and cannot be emphasized enough. If, due to any circumstance, a volunteer has to miss a day of teaching, they are required to arrange for a substitute and inform the Campus Coordinator in advance. Cultural sensitivity and modesty is extremely important.