Physical contact between students and volunteers is forbidden, but we do understand that it can happen accidentally, and without malicious intent. Students can be friendly and appreciative of your assistance, and want to express that through physical contact. Similarly, you can become friendly with students and be proud of their efforts, and a pat on the head or a hand on the arm can happen without people realising.
BUT – we have to be vigilant. Here are some tips to keep you mindful and help you out when situations arise.