We are always looking for volunteers to help us run our co and extra-curricular classes. Due to generous sponsorship by SFI Discover, we are currently able to offer a modest stipend to university students working with our programmes. We will also provide volunteer training.
- Maths Circles - you can help Maths teachers in primary and secondary schools run lunch-time or after-school problem solving clubs using our resources. You can find here information on how Maths Circles are run.
To get started: Get in contact with a teacher in a local school to offer your services in helping set up a Maths Circle, and/or contact the Maths Circles team to find out where tutors are needed.
- Junior Mathematics Enrichment and Mathematics Enrichment - you can help out IMT members run Saturday or Thursday evening classes in UCC, UCD, Limerick University/MIC, NUI Galway, Maynooth University.
To get started, contact the organizers of nearest Mathematics Enrichment centre, which you can find here.
- IMO training - mathematicians and past IMO participants: you can help us run Olympiad training camps in August (UCC), March-April (UCC, UCD), June (MIC), July (UCC) - and enjoy the fruits of your work by following the performance of team Ireland at the most recent IMO and EGMO competitions.
To get started, contact the IMT secretary or the leader/deputy of the IMO team at the time of your participation.
- TY Work Experience - you can act as mentor in one or more of the Teacher Workshops which we run as part of the TY Work Experience for 16 year olds. Upon completion of the workshops, the participants should be able to teach/assist with teaching maths circles (or junior maths enrichment) for their younger schoolmates. We will give each team of workshop participants a short lesson to practice teaching, and your role will be to give them feedback in the form of 3 positive comments about their lesson and 3 suggestions for improvement, while also encouraging the audience to engage in the feedback.
To get started: A workshop will run in UCC in late January. Contact Anca Mustata for information.
Important Child Protection Information: before you start working with children in any school in Ireland, you will need to apply for Gardai Vetting with the sponsorship (support) of the respective school. The process is pretty straight-forward and efficient, but you do need to discuss this with the school in advance. This also applies to classes taught in universities. See our information on Gardai Vetting on the FAQ page.