Current Volunteering Opportunities

Youth Service

Maths Club Volunteer

Time Commitment: One class per week during term time only for up to one academic year or a minimum of 2 terms (6 months) Mondays (4pm-5pm)

We are seeking a volunteer to support our Maths Club, to motivate and encourage girls to participate in the club and increase their knowledge and confidence in mathsAs a maths club volunteer, you will support and plan sessions for a small group of girls aged 8-11, helping them develop basic but fundamental maths skills – addition, subtraction, multiplication and division in a fun and creative way.  A positive role model, you will have a big impact on the girls you support, building confidence in their abilities and attainment. 

Desired skills and qualities –

  • Passionate about empowering children through education and knowledgeable about Maths to GCSE, A Level or degree level 
  • Good Communication skills, creative, enthusiastic and clear  
  • Committed and reliable attending every session and arriving on time, fully prepared for the session. You need to be willing to commit to at least 2 school terms 
  • Resourceful, patient and ready to use your initiative 
  • Experience of working/volunteering with young people is beneficial but not essential. 
  • Non-judgemental

 

Mathletics Club Volunteer

Time Commitment: One class per week during term time only for up to one academic year or a minimum of 2 terms (6 months) date and time to be agreed in the New Year

Mathletics is an interactive and engaging online maths resource that enables users to work at their own pace, develop problem solving abilities and work independently. As an addition to Baytree’s maths provision, we are seeking a volunteer to join us in the New Year and facilitate this popular club, helping the girls to access the programme and fully benefit from this excellent resource. Experience in using Mathletics is not essential as full guidance and training will be given. Knowledge and maths ability is desired, but as the programme is very user friendly and accessible, being strong in maths is not essential. Experience supporting young people in an educational setting is desirable but not essential as training and ongoing support is provided. 

Conversation Club Volunteer

Time Commitment: One class per week during term time only for up to one academic year or a minimum of 2 terms (6 months) Mondays (12pm-1pm)

We are seeking a volunteer to support women in their development of learning and speaking English, helping them to feel comfortable speaking English and building their confidence. The role will involve running a conversation group for a small group of women in a relaxed and informal environmentfacilitating conversation around themes that will enable women to build their understanding and ability to participate fully to life in the UK. 

Desired skills and qualities –

    • Fluent English speaker 
    • Inclusive and encouraging 
    • Flexible (this will be a drop-in session so able to adapt to suit the number and ability of the students present on the day) 
    • Able to plan ahead and be creative 
    • Committed to the time requirements, trustworthy and reliable 

Science Club lead volunteer & Science Club support volunteer

Time Commitment: One class per week during term time only for up to one academic year or a minimum of 2 terms (6 months) Tuesdays 4pm-5pm

In this exciting opportunity your role as the Science club volunteer will be to lead fun and interactive science sessions each week. Motivating girls aged 6-11 to engage through experiments and projects, the aim of this club is to develop key problem-solving skills and understanding of how and why things happen the way they do! Enthusiasm, good communication skills especially with young people, and creativity is welcomed as you will have the freedom to create your own lesson plans within science related themes each term, experience in teaching science is not essential. Get in touch if this sounds like the ideal volunteering opportunity for you!

Support Volunteer – supporting the science lead volunteer, you will assist the smooth running of the science club, helping the girls with their tasks and projects during the session. Together with the lead volunteer you will devise fun and interactive science sessions and motivate the girls to participate.  Experience of youth or educational settings as well as good communication skills, creativity and a flexible approach are welcomed for this role. 

Chair of Trustees

To apply please send an up-to-date CV and a covering letter / personal statement responding to the questions set out in the role description to trustees@baytreecentre.org.uk, by Monday 18th October. Please name the title of your email “Application Chair of Trustees”.

We are looking for a volunteer to take on the important role of Chair of Trustees. The main objectives of this role are to:

  • Provide leadership and direction to the board of trustees and enable the Board to fulfil its responsibilities for the overall governance and strategic direction of the Baytree Centre.
  • Ensure that the Baytree Centre pursues its objects as defined in its governing document, and in accordance with charity law, company law and other relevant legislation and regulations.
  • Work in partnership with the Chief Executive / Senior Management Team to help them achieve the aims of the Baytree Centre, and to optimise the relationship between the board of trustees and the staff.
  • Facilitate the board of trustees in stimulating excellent, well-rounded and carefully considered strategic decision-making.
  • Promote and uphold the ethos/values and culture of the Baytree Centre

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview in the two weeks from 25th October 2021. Ideally, the interviews will be conducted face to face at The Baytree Centre or alternatively we are prepared to interview via Zoom or Teams.

Team Members

Angela Parkes

Angela Parkes

Volunteer Service Manager