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Want to be a Roots of Empathy Volunteer Instructor? Join Us!
Roots of Empathy is a program for elementary school children. Its aim is to increase empathy - the ability to understand how another person feels and to feel with them. The program is proven to reduce aggression and increase caring, sharing, kindness. Roots of Empathy is in multiple countries and has reached almost one million children.
Volunteer Instructors are trained to deliver all aspects of the Roots of Empathy program to children in the classroom. At the heart of the program is a neighbourhood infant and parent who visit the class every three weeks, for the family visit, over the school year. The Roots of Empathy Instructor also visits the week before and the week after each family visit (pre and post visits) to prepare and reinforce teachings using a specialized lesson plan for each visit.
• Attend a free 4-day training
• The program is delivered by the Instructor in a local school
over 27 classroom visits from October to June
• All new Instructors are matched with a mentor who will
support them in and out of the classroom
• All candidates are encouraged to apply, however experience
with children is an asset
To learn more, please visit rootsofempathy.org and click on Get Involved or visit this link to complete our online form.