Coniston Hall runs volunteering projetcs in the local community. University students volunteer to give a few hours each week to help in the educational and social development of young people in homework clubs. The programme is based on one-to-one mentoring together with sports and musical activities. This mentoring scheme provides skills in mathematics, science and English, while the activities foster team spirit and social awareness. A key factor underlying the success of the programme is the motivational inspiration that the university students provide as role models for young people with limited social expectations. For more information contact us!
Visits to the elderly and those in need are a great part of the social work encouraged by Coniston The purpose of these visits is to offer to the lonely and those in need the warmth of a friendly conversation. Students likewise, benefit from these visits since their eyes are opened to the needs of others, thereby increasing their awareness and experience of life, encouraging their solidarity and generosity when they come face to face with the needs of other people.
SOCIAL PROJECTS ABROAD
Coniston Hall has organised several social projects in Kenya, Poland, Estonia, Israel and Mexico. These projects are always carried out in cooperation with local NGOs that have a good knowledge of the needs of the beneficiaries targeted in each case. The projects bring British volunteers and students from different countries together to work side by side for 3 weeks in the summer. Before that, the student volunteers from Britain work with the project leader in the preparation of the project and in helping to raise the necessary funds, acquire a basic knowledge of the languages involved and get to know each other so as to form a balanced team that will work well together.