On May 26, 2019, the first training for the summer volunteer activities organized by the Student Union, was held. Ms. Xie Xin, Secretary of the Joint Party Branch of Huajing Town Public Welfare Organization, executive director of Xuhui District Women's Federation of Social Organizations and Industry, and winner of China's outstanding young volunteers in 2018, was invited to conduct training related to the volunteer service of Shanghai's practical project, entitled "Love Summer School".
The training comprised three parts. Firstly, Ms. Xie Xin told of her own volunteer service for nearly ten years to enable students to grasp what volunteer service is really about. Secondly, she introduced the service items and related specific arrangements of the "Love Summer School" program. Thirdly, on-site guidance volunteers were chosen to establish ideas and directions for lesson preparation.
Ms. Xie Xin’s volunteer service involved her being at the front line of many activities during her time at school. She was active in Libraries, Competitions and World Expos. Her work took her to remote areas of Yunnan and Guangxi. After graduating from university, she chose to volunteer at remote areas of Guangxi for a year. Even after she started her working career, she never lost her passion for volunteer work and used her time on the weekends to continue in volunteer activity. So far, she has participated in more than 30 volunteer activities. For volunteer service, her greatest insight is " Attentive participation and service ". This is a choice she made, and it also reflects her attitude towards the volunteer work.
之后，头头老师从项目总体情况说明、志愿者的相关需求以及精品课程具体要求这三个方面，详细介绍了本次志愿服务项目——上海市徐汇区华泾镇“爱心暑托班”。该项目是由团市委、市精神文明建设委、市志愿者协会等单位牵头于2014年开办，是上海市政府实事项目之一，项目旨在缓解全市小学生暑期“看护难”问题，引导和帮助小学生度过一个安全、快乐、有意义的假期。鉴于此，对于志愿者有一定的要求，期望他们不仅扮演好“小老师”这样一个重要的角色，同时也能使自己从中得到提升，即头头老师赋予这个“VIP志愿者团队”的新含义：volunteer in practice。本次志愿者参与服务的时间自8月12日至8月16日，为期5天，每日朝九晚五，上午需要参与课业辅导、午餐和活动管理，下午则需要由志愿者带来2小时的精品课程。
Regarding the volunteer service project "Love Summer School" in Huajing Town, Xuhui District, Shanghai , Ms. Xie Xin noted three aspects: the general situation of the project, the relevant needs of volunteers and the specific requirements of the quality courses. The project, led by the League Municipal Committee, the Municipal Committee for the Construction of Spiritual Civilization and the Municipal Volunteer Association, was launched in 2014. It is one of the practical projects of the Shanghai Municipal Government. The project aims to alleviate the "need for care" of primary school students in the summer vacation, to guide and help them spend a safe, happy and meaningful vacation. In view of this, there are certain requirements for volunteers. They are expected not only to play an important role as a teacher, but also to improve themselves. Ms. Xie Xin gave a new meaning of "VIP”: a volunteer in practice. This volunteer service runs from 12 to 16 August and will last for five days. Each day the program runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. In the morning, volunteers are required to participate in homework counseling, lunch and activity management. In the afternoon, volunteers are required to teach 2 hours of classes.
What lessons should be taught? How to prepare these lessons? What should volunteers pay attention to in teaching? …… All of these are serious issues for volunteers to solve. Therefore, Ms. Xie Xin specially gave everyone lesson preparation guidance, noted the importance of inspiration in the free discussion, and laid out the basics of lesson preparation. Later instruction will enable volunteers to begin with the formal stage of lesson preparation, in terms of writing a teaching plan, preparing coursework, teaching skills and other aspects of relevant guidance.
We believe that following the professional guidance of Ms. Xie Xin and her preparation to the students, this summer volunteer service will be successfully completed. Students will return home with a sense of a job well done, and with happy hearts for having been able to help people in need.