Current Volunteering Opportunities

Youth Service

Cookery club Lead volunteer & Cookery club support volunteer

Time Commitment: One class per week – Tuesdays or Thursdays 4pm – 5.30pm

During term time only for up to one academic year or a minimum of 2 terms (6 months) 

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 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-bound activities within a group is also required.  We offer free Food Hygiene training.

Reading Volunteers x4

Time Commitment: A choice of Tuesdays or Wednesdays 4pm-5pm or 5pm – 6pm

During term time only from mid-September

Reading volunteers at Baytree motivate children to develop a lifelong joy for reading.  Children really benefit from this dedicated time with an adult, boosting their self-esteem and confidence as well as their overall progress at school and skills for life.  Supporting girls aged 6-8, in this role you may read with a small group or be assigned to one girl to provide one-to-one support.  If you love reading and would enjoy instilling this life enriching activity in others, this role is for you!

Book club volunteer x2

Time Commitment: Tuesday 4pm –5pm

During term time only from mid-September 2022

This popular club is running for a second year and we are looking for a volunteer to inspire and engage young readers aged 9-11 to discuss and share the books they read together over the term.  This club is all about bringing books alive by facilitating discussions and sharing the enjoyment of reading in a group and sharing opinions.  Each session will vary, but the simple format of sharing what the girls have read, doing book-related activities and choosing new books will remain. This role is great for anyone who enjoys working with children and can commit to a weekly session.

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
  • Reliable

Football club volunteer

Time Commitment: Wednesday 4.30pm –6pm

During term time only from mid-September 2022

This year we are bringing back our Football club for girls in Year 7 and above and we are looking for a volunteer to help us deliver these sessions. The activity will take place off of site so will require you to come to Baytree and walk approximately 15 minutes with the group of girls and another staff member to the pitch. This role is great for anyone who enjoys sports and working with young people and can commit to a weekly session. 

Youth Mentors

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!

 

Women’s Service

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
  • 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!

Volunteer Administrator – Social Mobility Team

Time Commitment: one to two days per week, but can be flexible with availability

Are you looking to gain administrative experience in the Charity sector in a community setting? Or just looking to give your free time to a worthwhile cause? If so, we are looking to recruit a volunteer administrator to support our small team of social mobility coaches in Baytree’s women’s service.  You will play a key role within the team supporting them with a variety of admin tasks including, case note data entry,  research to support the information and guidance work, event organising and general office duties. Desired skills and qualities: 

  • Good communication skills 
  • Interpersonal skills 
  • Administrative and organisation 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 to gain experience in the voluntary sector. 

Monitoring and Evaluation Volunteer

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

We are currently 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 qualities:

  • 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 to gain experience in the voluntary sector.

Team Members

Angela

Volunteer Service Manager