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Academic Mentor

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Oaklands School is an 11-19 school with a small but well established sixth form in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets.

The majority of our students come from low socioeconomic backgrounds and are often in receipt of Free School Meals, as well as the 16-19 Bursary. Despite this, a large number of them aspire to continue onto higher education.

Home Reading Volunteer

Do you remember a character from a childhood book as fondly as an old friend?

If you do, you’ll know the magic of being able to slip into another world as and when you need to, or how books can make your world a bigger, brighter place.

For bookworms especially, it’s hard to believe that anyone could see reading as anything other than empowering, or even just a pleasure. For the third of children from disadvantaged areas who leave primary school without being able to read well, often it’s nothing but a chore.

Mentor

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WANT TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE?

Betknowmore UK have implemented the first and only outreach programme in the country with betting shops in Islington and offers you the opportunity to grow together with this innovative field of work.

From working with addicts, to event management and social media, we want interns, mentors and trainee counsellors and anyone who wants to learn and develop within the voluntary sector. Our doors are open.

Volunteer Career Coach

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Do you think it is unfair that pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds are less likely to be driven to achieve success’

Children from low income households face lots of barriers that stop them from achieving their potential in school. They aren’t less able, and they aren’t less intelligent but last year in the UK, only 33% of pupils eligible for free school meals achieve 5 A*-C grades at GCSE.

We don’t think that’s fair.

Homework Club Helper

Salusbury World is a charity that supports refugee and migrant children and families in North West London. Our successful Homework Club meets on Mondays after school and helps children from refugee and migrant families aged 6 to 10. We’re looking for friendly and patient volunteers who can build a rapport with children and support them with their homework. A few hours of your time will make a big difference to the lives of these young people!

Learning Mentor

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CARIS Camden Families is a small charity that supports homeless families living in hostels in the Borough of Camden in central London. We offer a range of play and learning opportunities to children resident in Camden hostels, to try and mitigate some of the disadvantage that comes with living in overcrowded, under-resourced and insecure accommodation.

Workshop volunteer or Local Lead

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Eye Heroes is the UK’s first child-led campaign to fight avoidable blindness. Children are trained through volunteer-led interactive workshops to become eye health champions and inform adults in their communities about eye health and the benefits of regular eye tests. We are looking for volunteers to conduct one-hour workshops with children aged 8 – 12 years old in schools and after-school clubs.

Volunteer Play Support Worker

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CARIS Camden Families is a small charity that supports homeless families living in hostels in the Borough of Camden in central London. We offer a range of play and learning opportunities to children resident in Camden hostels, to try and mitigate some of the disadvantage that comes with living in overcrowded, under-resourced and insecure accommodation.

IT Drop-in Volunteer

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This is a brilliant opportunity to help people over 60 improve their confidence online and explore all that laptops, tablets and smartphones can offer them. No two weeks are the same at our weekly drop-in computer sessions at the Abbey Community Centre! You could be helping people set up email, talk to their family overseas on Skype, stream TV and films, book appointments, helping them their weekly shop online, use maps, find bus times and much, much more.

Saturday School Volunteer

ACS is a non-profit organisation that provides inclusive services to local adults, children and families living on low incomes, supporting young people from disadvantaged backgrounds’ to achieve and develop new skills in the community. We run services from Monday to Saturday weekly. We are seeking volunteers to help, engaging and supporting children, adults and families in various activities. If you have a skill or talent to share, individually or in a group, we would love to hear from you.

English or Maths Tutor

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Application deadline: 
Wednesday, 10 October 2018

1 in 3 children from low income backgrounds will leave school with no qualifications. Fancy a challenge? Team Up are looking for exceptional UCL students to join its leadership programme. The programme will run alongside your degree and you will:

-Learn: leadership and teaching skills

-Apply: tutoring children from low income backgrounds

Literacy Support Volunteer

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Make learning an adventure for local young people - Volunteer once a month with The Hackney Pirates

The Hackney Pirates is an innovative education charity supporting young people aged 9-­12 to develop the literacy, confidence and perseverance that will help them achieve both in school and the world beyond. In our unconventional learning space, a pirate ship on Kingsland High Street, young people work on reading and creative writing projects that culminate in the publication of storybooks, CDs and websites.

ReachOut Volunteer Mentor

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ReachOut is a mentoring charity working with children in disadvantaged communities to raise aspirations and help them grow in character and competence. We work with children between the ages of 9 and 11 throughout north and east London.

Home Work Club Tutor/ Home Work Club Assistant

STUDY SUPPORT AND HOME WORK CLUB VOLUNTEER! What does the role involve?

- Assisting in running a Study Support Group for GCSE and A-Level students.

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- Assisting in running a Home Work for 7- 14 year olds.

- Working with a marginalized and under performing group of young people.

- On a one to one basis, assisting in improving their study skills.

- Supporting them with Home Work queries as well as helping them to develop better study techniques.

Classroom Assistant Volunteer

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Do you want to help empower marginalised women?

JAN Trust is a multi-award winning not-for-profit organisation. Our aim is to empower and provide leadership for disadvantaged women.

We are seeking an enthusiastic, pro-active, honest and committed individual to join our small team in London as a volunteer for our English classes. You must have a keen interest and experience in working with ethnic minority and Muslim women’s empowerment and be passionate about our ethos and work.

Volunteer Tutor - English or Maths

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Volunteering with Action Tutoring is an easy and rewarding way to make a difference to the lives of young people living in your community. By volunteering and tutoring for just one hour a week, you will be able to directly support pupils facing socio-economic disadvantages to build their confidence and help ensure they leave school with the grades needed to build a bright future.

Academic Support Tutor

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Volunteer tutors provide after-school academic support to young people from disadvantaged backgrounds. As a volunteer you will join a friendly, welcoming team at one of our 12 London learning centres, delivering classroom-based support to young people.

Volunteers at primary school sessions (ages 7 - 11) work with small groups of children, providing homework support or leading an interactive learning activity.

Online Mentor

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We want you to join our team of mentors and help young people thinking about university to develop their confidence, raise their aspirations and learn about university. You will help young people develop the knowledge and connections required to be able to make confident and informed decisions about their next steps. There is also loads of opportunity to develop your mentoring and communication skills and experience working directly with young people.

Great Men Workshop Facilitator

We are looking for volunteers to help facilitate our workshops with boys in secondary schools for the Great Men project !

We are looking for men aged 18+ who care about gender equality and are passionate about promoting it. We’re looking for an interest in working with young people, and a willingness to learn, listen and be open. As facilitators it’s not your job to give talks or address school assemblies; we’d want you to lead small group discussions, enable

Co-Coach

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Looking for an opportunity to make a real difference to young people? We need you to help run the Yes Futures Programmes!

We are looking for enthusiastic and committed Coaches to help run the Yes Futures Programmes 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!

Mentor - Islington and Lambeth

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Chance UK supports children with behavioural difficulties. We are looking for dedicated volunteers to join our mentoring programme! As a mentor, you’ll commit to the programme for an entire year and will spend 2-4 hours every week with your matched child. You will plan and enjoy engaging activities that increase the child’s confidence, leading to the development of more positive behaviour.

Volunteer ESOL Teacher (13-20 years)

We are looking for motivated and caring UCL students with an interest in supporting children from the Latin American community.

As an ESOL teacher you will be responsible for planning and delivering creative and interactive ESOL classes for up to 10 children aged 13-20 years old. Most of the young people that attend our ESOL classes are Spanish/ Portuguese speakers who have recently arrived in the UK from Spain or Latin America and as a result, do yet have a place in school or work employment and have little to no English language skills.

Residential Camp – Volunteers

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Are you interested in helping at residential activity camps for children and teenagers living with serious health challenges’ We offer them and their families a week of experiences that are memorable, fun, empowering, physically safe and medically sound and we need a superb group of volunteers to make the magic happen. We have a variety of exciting camp roles available. These include: Activity Leader, Team Mate, Camp Recorder (Photographer), Safeguarding Officer & Clinical Volunteer.

Young Carers’ Volunteer Mentor

Volunteer with Family Action; Islington and Camden Young Carers’ Service and help support Young Carers emotional health and wellbeing.

Young Carers are a particularly vulnerable population and some challenges they can face include increased isolation from peers, increased risk for depression and anxiety and lack of time to engage in fun and pro-social activities in the community.

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