Concern Worldwide is an International Development Charity currently working in 25 of the world's poorest countries.
Concern Debates give GCSE and A Level pupils the skills to formulate an argument, deliver a speech, stand up for their point of view and challenge their opponents’ opinions.
Concern is looking for volunteers to join our panel of adjudicators to hear the insightful views of today’s youth on global issues.
All we need are good listeners who can see arguments from both points of view. We will be running a brief training session which is just 45 minutes and helps the volunteers to understand the marking scheme for the debates. Each debate runs for just over an hour and takes place in the schools themselves in the evening after work.
Each debate takes place in the schools between October 2019 and May 2020.
It is a very small time commitment and we would ask every adjudicator to support two or three debates during the academic year in schools in their local area.
By volunteering as an adjudicator you will also be helping students to enhance their transferable skills in research,analytical thought and public speaking.
Skills and Experience:
Good communication skills
Interest in global issues
Days/Time required: 2/3 evenings between October 2019 and May 2020
Location: Across NI in local schools, you choose where