Current Volunteering Opportunities

Youth Service

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.

Literacy and Creative Writing Lead Volunteer & Support Volunteer

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

Do you have a love of reading and writing and would love the opportunity to instil this in others? Literacy remains one of the main barriers to social mobility in many communities, we are looking for volunteers to lead and support this popular club, which aims to develop confidence, good communication and skills for life through creative reading and writing. In this volunteering opportunity you will enable girls aged 8-11 to develop reading and communication skills whilst having fun and raise their aspirations. Experience with young people in an educational setting is desirable, however the ability to motivate and encourage others, and create engaging session content each term is welcome!

Cookery Club Lead volunteer & Cookery 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 (Time to be agreed between 4pm-6pm)

We are looking for volunteers to help run our very popular cookery and baking club! Teaching children to cook from a young age is a great way for them to learn important life skills whilst having fun. The aim of this club is to inspire and build confidence in cooking, and the importance of healthy eating and nutrition. If you would love the opportunity to teach a small group of girls aged 6-11 how to prepare nutritious snacks and meals from quick and easy recipes each week, with the creative freedom of devising your own recipes, please do apply!

Support Volunteer – supporting the Cookery Club lead volunteer, you will assist the smooth running of the cookery club, helping the girls with preparing the food, using the utensils and equipment. Together with the lead volunteer you will plan and devise recipes across the term and encourage the girls to actively participate.

For both roles good communication skills, creativity and a flexible approach are welcomed as is patience and a sense of humour! Supporting groups of girls, the ability to manage time time-bound activities within a group is also required. We offer an online Food Safety and Hygiene training course before your start for which a certificate is issued on completion.

Youth Mentors – Academic Focus

Time Commitment: One session per week for up to an hour over the academic year, sessions start from between 4pm– 6.00pm 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 7 -18 who may be falling behind in their schoolwork due to the impact of school closures and disruption to learning. We are looking for volunteers with good GSCE or degree level education to provide support in a wide range of subjects, but mainly, maths English and Science. 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 will also be important.

If you have passion for supporting and inspiring others to reach their potential and want to pass on your knowledge please get in touch!

Fashion & Design Club Support Volunteer

Time Commitment: One class per week during term time only for up to one academic year or a minimum of two terms (6 months) Thursdays 4.30pm – 6.00pm

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 8 -11 in learning how to use sewing machines, cut patterns and use 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!

Monitoring and Evaluation Volunteer

Time Commitment: up to two days per week/or afternoons to be agreed

We are seeking a volunteer to support our Monitoring and Evaluation officer. Evaluating our programmes and monitoring their impact is an integral part of Baytree’s work. Knowledge of the local demographic and understanding the needs of our beneficiaries and women in the local community helps us to shape our projects and deliver tailored support programmes.

In this rewarding and interesting opportunity, you will help organise and deliver focus groups, gather and input data for reports, design evaluation forms and conduct research. This role is suitable for someone who wants to make a difference in the community and has an interest in community development and programme development in the voluntary sector or wants to learn more about it. Desired skills and abilities:

  • Good communication skills, one to one and in groups
  • Good written communication skills
  • Ability to deal with people of different ages and backgrounds
  • Administrative skills
  • Non-judgmental approach
  • Confident using MS word and Excel, databases

Whilst this is a volunteering opportunity, we are also open to those seeking an internship.

Team Members

Angela Parkes

Angela Parkes

Volunteer Service Manager