Current Volunteering Opportunities

Youth Service

Volunteer Maths Tutor – Into School Programme

Time Commitment: 1 hour per week on Mondays 12.30pm – 1.30pm, until the end of July; in person

We are looking for a volunteer to join our Into School Programme to deliver a maths lesson on Monday afternoons. The Into School programme facilitates the transition of newly arrived girls in the UK aged 11 – 18 into the UK education system and community. The programme provides a holistic space for the girls to learn and improve their English and maths abilities, develop friendships and have fun whilst they are waiting to secure a place in school or college. This volunteering opportunity will involve:

  • Preparing and delivering lessons to students of different ages and abilities
  • Setting homework assignments
  • Assessing student’s work
  • Setting effective targets to monitor students’ progress
  • Supporting and motivating students to allow them to grow and enhance their language ability

Previous teaching experience is desirable but not essential. This opportunity will require great communication skills, and the ability to interact with girls of different ages and diverse backgrounds.

After School Club Volunteer – Fashion Design

Time commitment: One class per week on Thursdays 4.30 – 6.00pm, until the end of July; in person

We are looking for a volunteer who has a passion and flair for fashion or crafts and would be happy to support our existing volunteer pass on the love of needlecraft; this club is all about making lovely things and inspiring the sense of accomplishment and confidence that comes from creating something handmade.

You will be supporting girls aged 6 -11 to learn how to use sewing machines, cut patterns and cultivate their imagination to make their very own pieces. For this role you will need to be competent in hand stitching, knowledge of how to use a sewing machine and pattern cutting is also essential. The ability to communicate well and give clear instructions is required. Experience in youth work, teaching or a talent for all things creative is welcome!

Women’s Service

One to One Befriending Support Volunteers

Time Commitment: Flexible, one telephone call lasting for at least 10 minutes or up to 1 hour per week, at a mutually convenient time preferably between 10am and 6pm on weekdays

We are currently recruiting volunteers to help support some of the women transitioning from our Coaching programme into greater independence. Having received coaching support throughout the lockdown period, some women are still in need of encouragement whilst they overcome difficult circumstances. This rewarding opportunity will involve a friendly ‘check-in and chat’ telephone call at least once a month to see how the women are getting on and whether they need still need any additional support, this could be practical or emotional. The aim of this opportunity is to support the women with wellbeing and to eventually move on in their lives. Skills and attributes and equipment required:

  • Good listening skills
  • Sensitive
  • Non-judgmental
  • Friendly and patient
  • Positive outlook
  • Mobile phone with inclusive minutes
  • Spanish or Arabic speakers desirable, not essential

Incredible things happen when women support each other, please do apply if you have some time on your hands to connect and make a difference!

Due to the nature of the centre’s provision, all roles are open to female applicants only (Equalities Act 2010 Schedule 9: Occupational Requirements). All our volunteering opportunities are subject to an enhanced DBS check and suitable references.

Team Members

Angela Parkes

Angela Parkes

Volunteer Service Manager