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Opportunity: Educational Mentoring

Young refugees can face many barriers in achieving their full academic potential, including lack of English, moving from school to school, different teaching styles to those they have experienced before, and the asylum process itself. The educational mentoring project provides a young refugee or migrant with a structured supportive relationship; they have one to one time with an adult each week to work on academic development. The project aims to improve educational attainment, improve fluency in oral, spoken and written English and to increase the young person*s confidence and self-esteem.


Opportunity: Play and Chat Volunteer - Bromley / Chigwell

During afternoons of diagnostic assessments, parents/carers are given feedback and a possible diagnosis of child/young person. Whilst our clinicians spend time with the parents/carers the child/young person (CYP) is left alone to play - we need to make sure that the child/young person is happy and safe.
This is an important role, as well as spending time talking and/ or playing with a CYP, parents will be relaxed knowing that their CYP is being looked after during this time.


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: 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: Unit Helper

GirlGuiding UK, as part of a worldwide movement, enables girls and young women to fulfill their potential to take an active and responsible role in society through its distinctive, stimulating and enjoyable programme of activities delivered by trained volunteers.

As a Unit Helper you will assist the Guider in the running of the unit. You will work with small groups of young people, helping to provide a safe environment for the girls and others working in the unit. You will also help in the preparation of unit records and financial records.


Opportunity: Sports & Outdoor Games Playworker

* Assist in the well-being of the children who use the project
* Help provide for the social, emotional, physical and recreational needs of children by establishing and maintaining a safe, creative and stimulating environment for play
* Help provide appropriate activities for children, reflecting an understanding of children*s individual needs
* Work co-cooperatively with parents/carers and the staff team to ensure the child*s needs are met


Opportunity: PEARL Volunteer

Volunteers will have the chance to work with different children and help create and run exciting activities on a weekly basis (i.e. baking cakes, making erupting volcanoes, dance, hydrotherapy, sports) using the school’s excellent facilities (i.e. sensory, soft-play, food technology rooms, hydrotherapy pool, cycle track). The school encourages volunteers to make their own idea contributions or offer any personal skills that they may be able to share with the children.


Opportunity: Education Volunteer

To enhance opportunities for 8-14 year olds taking part in our outdoor education clubs on weekends.


Opportunity: Family Befriender

Befrienders are carefully matched with families in order to build a trusting relationship that will enable them to take steps to live lives free from the consequences of poverty. The regular visits from a befriender may involve assisting a family to make contact with other organisations and engage with activities that might prove helpful to them in terms of reducing isolation and increasing engagement, via a positive empowering relationship with the volunteer. The relationship minimum time is 6 months once trained.

Please note that Family Befriender must be at least 23 years old.


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: After School Club Volunteer– Now Recruiting for Spring Term!

From 3.30 – 5.30pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, we welcome around 10 local primary aged children for ‘After School Club’ where they can do arts and crafts activities, cooking, games, and play in a great indoor and outdoor space. The club encourages and develops children’s social and independent skills. The club is part of our delivery of child and family support services, in order that low income and vulnerable families have improved access to services, employment opportunities and life chances. Volunteers will help to welcome and encourage/support children in these activities.


Opportunity: Wild East Schools Project Volunteer

The purpose of this role is to support the Wild Schools Schools Officer prepare and deliver inspiring outdoor learning sessions at West Ham Park for local primary schools.


Opportunity: Volunteer School Eco-Team Coordinator

We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help deliver our programme in schools. This commitment would see you support a school Eco-Team to take action against the climate and ecological crises. You would help plan and deliver environmental projects, for example to reduce carbon emissions or encourage wildlife and pollinators.


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: Children's Literacy Teacher

To teach disadvantaged children how to read using a fast proven effective method.


Opportunity: Student Ambassador

The purpose of the role is to engage with students on campus telling them all about what we do at The Literacy Pirates.

We’re currently entering an exciting period of growth and we need to spread the word as much as possible so that we can continue our award-winning programme of one-to-one support to young people that are falling behind at school.


Opportunity: Climate Collage Volunteer

The Climate Collage is a serious game about climate change, aiming to bring students together, engage with the facts and find personal or collective solutions for this complex challenge our world is facing. Volunteer with the Climate Collage UCL to help run the game in schools in London. 

Volunteer on the Student-Led Project “Climate Collage”, a community volunteering project that is led by UCL students.


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: 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: 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: Media Arts Support Volunteer

Creative volunteers will be required to assist with the delivery of hands-on digital media sessions for our youth club sessions.


Opportunity: Activities Support

Noah’s Ark provides regular Family Activities including Family Days, Parent Groups and Sibling Groups; designed to provide fun and free days out, allowing families the opportunity to meet others in similar situations and to take part in new activities in an accessible environment. Becoming an Activities Support volunteer is a serious commitment but it provides a rewarding opportunity to directly support children with life-limiting / life threatening conditions and their families.


Opportunity: Children's & Young People's Buddy, Tower Hamlets

Sense is running an exciting and innovative new volunteer led buddying service in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, providing 1 to 1 and/or group buddying to children and young people with disabilities. Children and young people will be supported by volunteers to access services and activities in the area that they are interested in, this could vary from play to learning to climb, to concerts or sports. Volunteers will be supported by a service coordinator and buddying assistants.


Opportunity: Section Assistant

To support Beaver, Cub and Scout Sections run weekly events for Young People in inner London!


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