Become a Link Family

All students attending and living at UWC Atlantic are able to apply and take part in our 'Link Family Scheme', which connects local families with students from across the world; many of whom are a long way from home.

Link families open their own homes offering friendship, support, advice and comfort away from the College environment. These support relationships are invaluable for students who are away from home for the very first time and the bonds created with these families can last a lifetime. It’s also a wonderful opportunity for the College to connect with the local community, to share our vision, mission and ethos.

Where:                                                

Your home

Commitment:                                    

There is no set time commitment, though we ask that you keep in regular contact with your link student and are able to offer a ‘home from home’ welcoming experience.

Duration:                                            

Two years

Responsible to:                                 

Volunteer Coordinator

What’s in it for you:                        

  • The opportunity to learn about different cultures
  • The opportunity to build lifelong relationships with the college students
  • Work as part of a team delivering a valued service to the college community
  • Receive regular support
  • DBS certificate (all residents 16 and over must undergo a DBS check)

What we expect from you:           

  • To represent UWC Atlantic in a professional manner
  • To adhere to the policies and procedures of UWC Atlantic
  • To provide two references as part of the application process           

Training:                                              

  • We will provide safeguarding training at the College

Apply:                                              

To apply to become a Link Family, please complete the below questionnaire and return to sarah.littlewood@atlanticcollege.org

Link Family Questionnaire
Link Family Policy
Link Family Written Agreement
UWC Atlantic Safeguarding and Respectful Community Policy

For any queries please call 01446 799 077. 

 

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