The Literacy Pirates
We are an innovative educational charity supporting young people aged 9-13 to develop the literacy, confidence and perseverance that will help them achieve both in school and the world beyond.As a volunteer, you'll be supporting the young people we work with (AKA the Young Pirates!) as they collaborate with professionals to publish their writing in the form of storybooks, studio recordings and…

The Literacy Pirates is an innovative educational charity supporting young people aged 9-13 to develop the literacy, confidence and perseverance that will help them achieve both in school and the world beyond. As a Volunteer Crewmate, you'll be supporting our Young Pirates as they collaborate with professionals to publish their writing in the form of storybooks, studio recordings and films which are premiered in a local cinema. On average our Young Pirates improve their reading age 52% faster than age related expectations – so in 9 months aboard our ship they make an average of 14 months progress.  We welcome volunteers of all ages and backgrounds who are interested in supporting local young people. Find out more and sign up to volunteer by visiting: www.literacypirates.org/volunteer

Time commitment

Volunteering can be completed on a weekly or flexible basis. We ask for 12 sessions to be completed within at least one year.

All of our sessions take place Monday to Friday, usually between the hours of 15:45 and 18:45.
Application deadline
What measures have you put in place to ensure volunteers’ safety during COVID-19?
We clean our spaces regularly and offer sanitising stations. Any questions, please do get in touch!

This organisation is one of our community partner organisations.

Like all volunteer recruiters we work with, they have signed up to our service standards, agreeing to abide by our policy on partnership working.

In addition, the team here at Students’ Union UCL Volunteering Service is here to support you throughout your volunteering journey – you can get in touch at any time with any questions, queries or problems you encounter.