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Opportunity: Classroom Assistant Volunteer

Assisting in our classes with users and working with our teachers.


Opportunity: Masterclass Helper

Masterclass helpers play a vital role in supporting students’ investigations and learning in order to allow them to benefit fully from the Ri Masterclasses.


Opportunity: Child's Reading Mentor

Help a child at your local school learn to read, booking sessions flexibly on our app!

Leaving school unable to read well affects everything from employment to well-being, but by spending 1 hour a week at your local school you can help a child, age 5-8, become confident and enjoy reading.

As a Bookmark volunteer you will work with the same child during fun and creative sessions, twice a week, throughout the 6-week programme.

On the Bookmark app you can pick where you want to volunteer and choose sessions at times that suit you. You will receive full training and chances to develop your professional skills, as well as ongoing support from your community manager.

So if you love reading, and want to help a child near you, then start a new chapter and join the Bookmark team!


Opportunity: Play Support Worker

We are looking for volunteers to spend time with, engage and inspire homeless children resident in Camden’s temporary accommodation hostels.

Our after-school-club is based in one of Camden Council’s hostels, and it provides resident children with much-needed play space, creative resources, a lending library, outdoor activities, and healthy after-school snacks. Our volunteer playworkers provide support to our professional staff by being able to give one-to-one attention to individual children in the club, whether by engaging in imaginative play or creative activities, reading with them, participating in outdoor games, or helping them attend to our kitchen garden. The also give practical help to our small staff team, helping to set up and close down the club so we can offer a high level of service to our families.

Volunteer participation enables us to have a high adult-child ratio, which means children benefit from the close engagement and encouragement in their personal and creative development from role-model adults.


Opportunity: Lauriston Lights Mentor

Lauriston Lights is a charity that targets high-ability 11 year-old children from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds. This demographic receives very little specific support from the government, so it’s up to voluntary organisations like us to help them hone their abilities. Over a two-week summer camp, we help these children find the confidence and skills to mean they thrive in secondary school and beyond.


Opportunity: Study Support Volunteer

To work with young people aged 11-16 years old attending after-school study support sessions at the West Euston Partnership.


Opportunity: Befriender / Mentor

Family Friends* volunteers come from a wide range of backgrounds and they are selected for their qualities of warmth, empathy and understanding. They use our training and their commitment and life experiences to become a supportive friend or mentor. In addition to finding it very rewarding and gaining the benefit of learning some new skills, many use their experience of volunteering with us to help develop their own careers. Our volunteers recognise the importance of reliability, confidentiality and trust.


Opportunity: In-Schools DIY Renewables Workshop Co-ordinator

This role is to assist us in delivering workshops in East London secondary schools to teach students engineering skills, knowledge of renewable energy sources and technology and provide practical sessions developing individual student-led projects.


Opportunity: Teaching volunteer

To support and mentor children ages from 6 to 16 years old with their English and Maths, homework, their reading skills, and help them gain self-confidence to improve their future prospects.

The programme aims to raise the aspirations of young people and adult learning in the community by providing them with the opportunity to learn and broaden their knowledge by providing one-to-one support for a child, adult and families.


Opportunity: World Stories Contributor

To write/translate and proofread stories


Opportunity: Online Mentor

Our volunteer online mentors support young people to think about their future, raise aspirations and develop confidence. This will be specifically in exploring university as an option for their future. This role helps young people to make confident and informed decisions about their next steps. This is a really flexible opportunity and no travel is required as all mentoring takes place online.


Opportunity: IT Learning and Development Coach

All of life’s activities - including job seeking, accessing and managing benefits and housing - take place online. Clients without IT skills are hugely disadvantaged. This role provides clients with either no or little experience with computers with one-to-one support, helping them to overcome initial fears or learning barriers. With increasing confidence, they can access the Learning and Employment Hub independently. The service helps those clients seeking to address digital skills gaps and improve their confidence in order to increase their employability and household income potential.


Opportunity: Mentor - Islington and Lambeth

To encourage the child to grow in self-confidence, build more positive relationships and overcome behavioural difficulties so that they can imagine a better future.


Opportunity: DIY Renewable Workshop Assistant

To help build, create and design the teaching materials and assist in the making stage of workshops being delivered in schools.


Opportunity: Co-Coach

We are looking for enthusiastic and committed Coaches to help run the Yes Futures Programme from September 2017 to February 2018. The Yes Futures Programme is a challenging out-of-the-classroom experience that develops young people’s confidence, resilience and life skills. It includes one-to-one coaching sessions as well as three immersive trips to dynamic workplaces, local community projects and a 3-day residential adventure!

Coaching provides a unique opportunity for young people to receive valuable, one-to-one support. As a Coach, you will be responsible for supporting up to 10 students throughout the duration of the programme, delivering one-to-one coaching sessions as well as helping with the running of all programme elements.

Coaches will be integral to the running of our programme and a key part of the growth of the organisation. We often see our volunteer Coaches going on to paid Coach roles.


Opportunity: Volunteer Tutor

We deliver tutoring programmes, in partnership with schools, to support disadvantaged pupils across the country. Education isn’t a level playing field in the UK today, as the income of a child’s parents can directly impact their own academic attainment.

We want to change this through our tutoring support for both primary and secondary pupils - and help pupils achieve regardless of their backgrounds. We recognise how powerful tutoring can be in supporting a child academically and we believe it shouldn’t be accessed only by those who can afford it.

The way we deliver our programmes is by recruiting volunteers as our tutors. Through this activity our volunteers are able to develop a wealth of different skills (interpersonal, organisational, communication), it also provides a link between them and the youngest members of their community - empowering them to give back.


Opportunity: IntoUniversity Student Mentor

The IntoUniversity Mentoring Scheme pairs university student mentors with young people aged 10-17 from some of London’s most disadvantaged areas, giving them the opportunity to receive tailored, one-to-one support in areas including academic attainment, social skills and future planning.


Opportunity: ReachOut Volunteer Mentor

To help young people improve self-confidence and develop numeracy, literacy, communication and memory skills whilst reinforcing our core values of fairness, self-control, good judgement and staying power. You will provide one-to-one mentoring, become a positive role model and engage in team activities to promote leadership, trust and responsibility.


Opportunity: After-School Club Assistant

We require volunteers as After-School Club Assistants, the role involves supporting a team to prepare and run the activities of our highly successful after school club called Little Manor.


Opportunity: Learning Mentor

We are looking for volunteer learning mentors to support children with their homework and revision at our hostel-based Homework Club.

Our Homework Club is based in one of Camden Council’s hostels, and it provides resident children with much-needed space and quiet away from their overcrowded family units to work and study. On top of this, our volunteer learning mentors offer one-to-one academic support to individual children, helping them with homework tasks, revision, and test preparation.

Volunteer participation enables us to offer an intensive level of learning support to the children attending the club, who face considerable disadvantage in their academic development due to the general lack of space and privacy for study that hostel life entails.


Opportunity: Female Mentor

A woman mentor is an experienced and trusted adviser or guide. On a general level, your role as a mentor is to build a relationship of mutual trust with the mentee you work with and to act as an effective model for them. Your role will include listening, informing and advising the mentee and also demonstrating an understanding of the problems and challenges faced.

A key aspect of your role will be to provide encouragement and motivation. In this respect, you will be trying to help women to become more fully aware of their ability to succeed and to gain a realistic, but imaginative, insight into the range of employment prospects and other opportunities that are open to them.

Due to the nature of the volunteering opportunity, we can only accept female volunteers.


Opportunity: Literacy Support Volunteer

The Hackney Pirates are looking for enthusiastic and inspiring people to support young people’s learning at our after school sessions. Based on the premise that young people progress fastest when given personalised attention from an adult who cares, we give our young pirates the opportunity to benefit from one-to-one support from volunteers, as they work on creative writing projects that result in professionally published products such as storybooks, CDs and websites.


Opportunity: Workshop volunteer or Local Lead

Volunteers would conduct fun and engaging one-hour workshops to train children on eye care and eye health and help them be change agents as Eye Heroes for eye health with adults in their social circles.

Volunteers have the option to become a Local Lead for Eye Heroes if there isn*t one in the area. Local Leads are our main point of contact for coordinating and communicating future workshops in a specific region. Volunteers who choose to be Local Leads will contact schools, recruit more volunteers for the workshops, and promote Eye Heroes with the local community and local partners.

The volunteer will lead the workshop using the toolkit and resources provided by Eye Heroes. The volunteer will interact and engage with the children using games, videos, role play and interactive activities. The teachers are expected to be in the classroom to provide supervision. The Lead volunteer would coordinate with the school on the logistics planning for the workshop.


Opportunity: Mentor

As a mentor, you*ll provide your mentees with encouragement, application feedback and advice throughout the application process. We encourage applicants to do as much reading as possible and provide them with a range of resources to go through beforehand so that your mentee gets all the basic information outside the mentorship, leaving you to focus on the things that can*t be learned through reading. It*s a minimal time commitment that can make a real impact on someone*s future * we think that*s worth doing!


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