Current Volunteering Opportunities

Women’s service Mentoring and Befriending volunteers

Time Commitment: One session per week during term time only,

Sessions to take place Monday to Thursday between 12-4pm at Baytree or remotely for up to one year

We are currently 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 so 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
  • Empathy
  • 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!

Sewing, Crafts and Fashion 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!

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.

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

Volunteer Service Manager