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Literacy Support Volunteer


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.

Publicity Volunteer

Application deadline: 
Friday, 1 November 2019

Calling all social media/communication/marketing whizzes!

We’re looking for a Publicity Volunteer, or a team of volunteers, to work together to research and develop a social media strategy for the organisation.

It’s an exciting time for The Literacy Pirates as we expand across London and beyond. We need to make sure that our message is getting out there, so that we can successfully deliver our programme of one-to-one literacy support to young people.

Volunteer Outreach


Do you want to help your local community but have limited time? The Literacy Pirates need committed volunteers to help us engage with the local community to expand our volunteer base.

If you know of local religious centres or spaces that are used by lots of professionals and creatives, you may have the natural skills necessary to help us with outreach in letting the most amount of people know about our organisation.

Student Ambassador


Calling all volunteering enthusiasts!

We’re looking for a Student Ambassador to spread the word about our volunteering opportunities. We already have around 20 volunteers from UCL, but we want to increase our engagement as we create ships in both London and beyond!