Team Everest

Speak Out

'Speak Out' is a virtual volunteering opportunity for you to teach English to 1 college student.


Good English communication skills can secure a better career for a student. You can be the reason behind a student's success.


You need to have a 30-Min phone call per day with a student for 30 days. You will have to help the student improve their English skills by using the volunteer handbook we give. The handbook will have a lesson plan for every call.


You can participate and help a student learn crucial English Speaking skills. The program starts on Aug 05, 2021, and ends on Sep 15, 2021. You will get 42 days to complete 30 calls with a student!


We will be doing an online orientation for all signed up volunteers. It's mandatory to attend the orientation to be part of this program.


To be part of this program, signup in the form given below.


Note: School & College Students are not eligible for this program. If you are a school or college student, check here for other volunteering opportunities.

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We are yet to start the volunteer signup for this page.


We will be starting the volunteer signup for this initiative on July 19, 2021. Please come back later to signup for this initiative.


Check upcoming volunteering opportunities here.

If you are a working professional, homemaker or retired person, check volunteering opportunities here.

If you are a School or College Student, check volunteering opportunities here.


To get notified about our volunteering opportunities, signup as a volunteer here.

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We have got enough volunteers for this initiative.


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If you are a working professional, homemaker or retired person, check volunteering opportunities here.

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Program Details

Who is Eligible?

Working, Retired professionals or home makers who can teach English. (School & College students are not eligible)

Time Commitment

Complete 30 sessions in 42 days. Only 1 session per day.  Each session is 30 mins.


Start Date

05-Aug-2021

End Date

15-Sep-2021

Call Timing

Preferably 8 PM IST. But it is flexible as per volunteer and student availability.


Beneficiary

College Students


Orientation Details

We will be doing an online orientation for all signed up volunteers. It's mandatory to attend the orientation to be part of this program.

Orientation Date
​31-July-2021


Start Time
7 PM IST​

End Time
8 PM IST​

How it works?

Sign Up

Fill out the form in this page to be part of this initiative.

Welcome Email

We will send you a welcome mail after your signup. It will have details about orientation webinar for this activity.

Orientation Webinar

Attend the orientation without fail to understand this initiative better. Attending Orientation is mandatory and only those who attend the orientation webinar will be considered for this initiative.

Student tagging & Handbook

After orientation, we will mail your beneficiary contact details to whom you will teach English. You will also get our volunteering handbook link which contains lesson plans, Do's, Don'ts, and instructions for smooth conduct of the activity.

Happy Teaching

Use the handbook and teach English over the phone to the beneficiary we tagged with you. Ensure to complete the program on or before Sep 15, 2021.

Attendance

After every call, you have to mark the session's attendance without fail via a link, which we will e-mail you.

Get Volunteering Certificate

As a token of appreciation for your volunteering efforts,

Team Everest will email you an e-certificate.

​Sign up to Volunteer Now

FAQ

General Event related Queries

What is Speak Out?

Speak Out is an English training program for college students over the phone to improve their communication skills. 


Every student is tagged with one volunteer who will teach the student using the handbook we share with them.

Why Speak Out?

Most companies expect an employee who can speak well in English. Unfortunately, many college students lack English speaking skills. Speak Out helps such students to overcome their fear and help them improve their English speaking skills.

What happens in Speak Out?

We will tag each volunteer with a student. Volunteer needs to conduct 30 phone call English teaching sessions in 42 days and mark attendance after every call. Each call is just 30 mins. 

Why there is 42 days of time to complete 30 phone call sessions?

We recommend volunteers to complete 30 sessions by having a call every day. However, there might be unavoidable circumstances for volunteers, so we have given extra 12 days as a buffer time to compensate the missed sessions.

Orientation

Is it mandatory to attend the orientation webinar?

Yes, it is must to attend as we will be sharing you more details on how this program works.

How to attend the orientation webinar?

After you signup, we will mail you the orientation webinar link along with date and time.

Handbook

Will there be any teaching material from your side?

Yes. We have built a volunteer handbook that will have topics and lesson plan for every day. It will also have Dos, Don'ts, and instructions for smooth conduct of the program.

Where can I find the Volunteer handbook?

We will email you the volunteer handbook link post the orientation.

About the Beneficiaries

Who are the beneficiaries?

The beneficiaries of the Speak Out program are our 'I am the Change' scholarship students.

What is 'I am the Change' scholarship students?

'I am the Change' is a scholarship initiative by Team Everest. Through it, Team Everest sponsors the under graduation of underpriviledged students. You can learn more about it here.

What these students are studying?

They are doing their under graduation course in various colleges in Chennai, Coimbatore, and Madurai.

Which degrees these students are pursuing?

Our students will be from Arts, Engineering, Medical, or Law.

Which college year these students are from?

The students for this batch's Speak Out are from first, second, and third year.

How will I know my beneficiary details?

We will email you your student's details along with the volunteer handbook link post the orientation.

Attendance

How can I mark the session's attendance?

Post your orientation, we will be emailing you the link to mark the attendance. You can visit it and mark your attendance after every session.

Others

Can I drop out in the middle of the program?

We put in a lot of efforts to make this initiative happen. So, we request you not to drop out in between the program. However, in case of any unavoidable situations, you can drop out from the program anytime. Notify us by emailing to volunteer@teameverest.ngo

How can I get in touch with your team in case of any queries?

You can reach out to us by emailing to volunteer@teameverest.ngo