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About the organisation

Cardinal Hume Centre

For more than 30 years, the Cardinal Hume Centre has helped people overcome poverty and the threat of homelessness. We work with individuals and families of all ages, from all backgrounds. We are supported by more than 100 regular volunteers who work in different roles across the Centre and play an integral part in all that we do. We are based in the heart of Westminster – a vibrant London borough which also has areas of extreme poverty, an acute shortage of housing, and the highest number of rough sleepers and hidden homelessness in the UK. Our staff and volunteers work in six key areas: advice and assessment; family and young people’s services; housing and welfare rights advice and advocacy; learning and employment services; immigration advice and representation; and residential services for homeless young people.

Can you teach? Do you enjoy helping people learn? We have a busy service in Victoria supporting local primary aged children with their school work which they’re not getting at home. Join our friendly, welcoming volunteer team.

Role Aim: 

To support local primary school aged children and their parents with the child’s homework. Parents are unable to help their children due to low levels of English or education level themselves. This is a very busy service and help is much needed!


? Welcome the children and parents.

* Help children and engage parents in the homework, mostly English and Maths.

* Helping with clearing away.

Skills needed: 

? Friendly, welcoming and patient

* Enjoys helping people learn

* Able to attend weekly sessions and reliable

* Non-judgemental towards other people

* The ability to speak another language (Spanish/Arabic/Chinese) would be a bonus


At the start, a Centre induction introducing you to key aspects of the Centre’s work and ?safe working practices?. There is half day training on ?Safeguarding and Professional Boundaries?.

Arenway Street, SW1P 2BG or Thamesbank Centre, Turpentine Lane, SW1V 4BD
Time commitment: 
1-3 hours per week
Opening times: 
Homework club runs on Mondays and Fridays from 3.30 - 5.30pm at our Centre on Arneway Street, SW1P 2BG and on Wednesdays 4-5pm at the Thamesbank Centre, Turpentine Lane, SW1V 4BD.
Once you’ve registered interest in this volunteering role, we’ll send your name and UCL email address to the organisation for their records. You’ll also receive information about the next steps to take if you do wish to take things forward. The organisation has signed up to our code of standards, which includes a commitment to protecting your data. We won’t share your information with anyone unless you’ve given explicit consent to. We’ll also retain your details so we can follow up to see how you’re getting on with your volunteering and offer support if necessary. We take good care of your data – you can see full details here