The Stimulus Project
STIMULUS is a community service programme which gives Cambridge University students the opportunity to work with pupils in local schools, helping with Maths, Science, ICT or Technology lessons. STIMULUS students work as volunteer Teaching Assistants in the classroom, alongside the class teacher.
"Fantastic scheme - it's so rewarding to see a smile on a child's face when they understand something just that bit better after you've explained it to them."
"Volunteering is about much more than simply getting something to put on your CV – it’s about making a real difference and giving something important back."
"One of the most enjoyable things I've done since I came to Cambridge."
Read more about STIMULUS in 'The joy of sets', an article published in the University of Cambridge staff magazine's Summer 2013 issue.
Ask NRICH - online peer assisted learning and mentoring
Alternatively, students can volunteer to help children and young people solve mathematics problems by answering their questions through the NRICH online discussion boards. See http://stimulus.ucam.org/content/ask-nrich for more information on volunteering for AskNRICH.