Our goal is to create accessible, socially inclusive communities - particularly for those who are isolated, vulnerable or disempowered. We want to provide a space where everyone can engage in activities that spur interaction, collaboration, and self-development. Together with charities and volunteers, we want to develop sustainable social and learning environments.
Having been involved with teaching groups, we have witnessed first-hand the incredible impact these can have, and understand the need to make these activities more accessible to the community. That’s why we created Teach For Better. By partnering with charities and creating a network of volunteers with diverse skillets, we’re bringing m
Having been involved with teaching groups, we have witnessed first-hand the incredible impact these can have, and understand the need to make these activities more accessible to the community. That’s why we created Teach For Better. By partnering with charities and creating a network of volunteers with diverse skillets, we’re bringing more opportunities to people looking to learn, teach and build an inclusive community, together.
Our amazing team of volunteers are skilled, passionate people with a real desire to help others. A diverse cohort of talented teachers, they bring the energy and expertise needed to create and conduct creative classes in fun and stimulating learning environments.
In-person classes are currently closed per government guidelines due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. However, our volunteers are still committed and working remotely. All classes and activities with Teach For Better take place online to continue to support our community.
LEND YOUR SUPPORT
Now more than ever we seek the help of new teacher volunteers to support our charities. The current pandemic and government restrictions have forced many to isolate, sometimes affecting physical and mental well-being. Our volunteers at Teach For Better provide a space to take people's minds off hardships to create an enjoyable class in the company of others.
Anyone ready to share their skills with the world can apply on our website. No need to be a certified teacher to work with us. We are looking for talented people who have gained knowledge in a specific field through studies, personal or professional experiences. What we value most is motivation, dedication and strong willingness to make a positive impact in your communities.
Once we know more about you, our team will help match you with charity groups that look for motivated volunteers. The charity groups will have different focuses and we'll make sure to present you with the ones that fit with what you offer and where you are located. We will discuss your profile, skills, and personal goals and connect you with suitable charities.
Our team will support you in getting your classes started. We manage timetables and can help setup special venues to teach in-person or virtually. We maintain regular communication with volunteers and charity groups to meet everyone's expectations.
Register here to discuss with our team so we can learn about your skills and what class you would like to offer.
Once we know a bit more about you, we will try to find a charity interested in your proposed class and match you together.
Teachers will be briefed about their group and will be assisted to setup their classes. Placement will take between 1-3 weeks.
"I was so happy when I heard Constantin was offering free guitar lessons. Have always been wanting to learn this instrument but never had the courage to start.
I applaud you for your patience and courage to take on a class of mainly seniors.
For someone like me who knows nothing about the guitar, you have certainly explained things so clearly and taught us so much that I am enjoying the classes and the instrument. I am sure with your guidance and encouragement and our perseverance we will soon be happily strumming along.
Appreciate very much to be given the opportunity to learn a new skill especially during such challenging times of a lockdown.
Thank you for kindly giving up your time to teach us the guitar."
"One evening a week I attend a very special French Conversation Class in the comfort of my home on my tablet or phone via Zoom (with my feet up and a coffee). Our volunteer teachers are a delightful couple, very skilled at managing the class so that we enjoy ourselves while making progress.
There is no book to study and no homework to do. The class has six members - and everyone is involved whatever their level. Zoom works really well for language learning – all the students look at the language points on the screen. Our teachers can write on the screen, which works like a transparent whiteboard. Every student is face-to-face with the teachers and with each other. It’s very different from a classroom, much more interactive – and good fun."
“I never played any musical instruments before, when I saw you were starting classes for beginners guitar lessons I was happy to learn.
The first class was just enjoyable and relaxing, everyone was very friendly.
Now looked forward for my next session. You’re a brilliant teacher!
“ The French Conversation Classes are ideal if you can still remember a little French from your schooldays and wish to expand your knowledge so that you can take part in simple conversations; Constantin and Celine are wonderfully patient and encourage every attempt at speaking their language.
French Conversation on Zoom has proved to be fun and seeing everyone on screen certainly adds to the enjoyment of the class as we talk about everything from holidays to chocolate cake!"
Dragon Hall Trust is a charity organisation located in Covent Garden, London serving the needs of local people with a specific focus on children, young people and older residents. To access their website, click here.
The KCBNA is a voluntary organisation working to improve the quality of life for all sections of the community in the King’s Cross and Brunswick area of Camden. To access their website, click here.
The Abbey Community Centre is a charity working to improve quality of life for local people by offering a range of activities and informal advice. To access their website, click here.
St Pancras Community Association is a local charity that promotes community activity in London’s busy St Pancras and Somers Town area. To access their website, click here.
West Euston Partnership brings together local stakeholders from the public, private and non-profit sectors to implement lifestyle and employment solutions in the West Euston area. To access their website, click here.
The Third Age Project works to improve the quality of life and wellbeing of older people, particularly those in high need that experience barriers to accessing mainstream or other older people’s services and facilities. To access their website, click here.
Primrose Hill Community Centre is a charity that runs local events, activities, classes and workshops for babies, children, youth, adults and older people. To access their website, click here.
SLCC is a charity with in south Islington, London running services for the local community. To access their website, click here.
NGMH hosts a regular programme of events and exhibitions celebrating our history and offering a inclusive welcome to the local community. To access their website, click here.
Wellbeing Showcase works on enhancing health and wellbeing by bringing your local wellbeing practitioners to your doorstep and supporting charity at the same time. To access their website, click here.
Green House Sports is a London based charity committed to using sport to help young people living in the inner city to realise their full potential. To access their website, click here.
Queens Crescent Community Association are a quality services provider for Camden residents, especially those living in Gospel Oak. To access their website, click here.
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