Current Volunteering Opportunities
Time Commitment: One session per week for up to an hour over the academic year, sessions start from between 4pm– 6pm weekdays Monday – Thursday remote or in person
We are recruiting academic mentors to join our dynamic Youth Mentoring programme to provide one to one academic support to girls aged 8 -18 who may be falling behind in their schoolwork due to the disruption to learning over the past 2 years. We are looking for volunteers with good GSCE or degree level education to provide support in a wide range of subjects. Excellent interpersonal skills, patience and enthusiasm towards learning are welcomed qualities for this rewarding opportunity. Full training and ongoing support will be provided.
Volunteers will act as role models, supporting academic progress and providing inspiration and encouragement to young people who may be at risk of becoming vulnerable to further disadvantage as the attainment gaps widen. Whilst the focus is supporting academic progress, wellbeing and confidence building is also an important aspect of the role.
If you have passion for supporting and inspiring others to reach their potential and want to pass on your knowledge please get in touch!
Crafts club volunteer
Time Commitment: One class per week – Thursdays 4.30pm – 6.00pm
During term time only for up to one academic year or a minimum of two terms (6 months)
We are looking for a volunteer who has a passion and flair for crafts and would be happy to pass on the love of needlecraft, this popular 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 8 -11 in using their imagination to make their very own pieces. For this role you will need to be:
- Patient and enthusiastic, with a willingness to support and enable others to work towards a goal
- Competent and skilled in craft making
Mentoring and Befriending volunteers
Time Commitment: One session per week – Monday to Thursday between 12.00pm – 4.00pm
During Term time only for up to one academic year or a minimum of 2 terms (6 months)
We are recruiting volunteers to provide mentoring and befriending support to women accessing our adult service. Our Women’s Service is committed to providing a warm, friendly, and supportive space for women from all backgrounds. In this rewarding and mutually beneficial opportunity, you will provide one to one support to women to increase their sense of social inclusion and reduce isolation. Most of the women requiring this support are already attending ESOL classes at Baytree. Therefore, the focus of these sessions will be befriending, English conversation practice and providing basic information and support to access services.
As a volunteer in this role, you will need the following skills and qualities:
- Fluent English
- A good understanding of services and how to access them
- Reliable and able to commit to the required time commitment
- Good communication skills
Please do apply if you think you can give back in this way!