Volunteering in Clubs and Sessions

We run varied educational, creative and active clubs and sessions at Baytree as part of our GEMS and Into School provision.

GEMS clubs take place on Monday to Thursday, 4pm to 6pm and Saturdays 10.30am to 12.30pm.

Into School sessions take place on Monday to Thursday, between 11.30am and 6pm.

Whether your skills and passion lie in creative activities or you are more academically-minded, we have a role that will suit you – clubs and sessions include art, cookery, dance, yoga, drama, maths, science, ESOL and more.

Your role

Working as part of a small team, volunteers are very much in the driving seat with the clubs, and come up with their own ideas for how to teach the girls. The lead volunteer creates lesson plans and considers different topics and areas for the girls to work on each week, while the support volunteer helps to ensure the girls are behaving and that they understand the work set.

What skills are needed?

Lead volunteer: an enthusiasm for and experience in the particular area of the club as well as confidence when working with children and young people.
Support volunteer: Enthusiasm and a willingness to learn and gain experience working with children.


1 or 2 hour weekly commitment for a minimum 1 academic term (3 months)

We want your input

Got an idea for a unique and exciting class or workshop you would like to lead as a volunteer, on a regular or one-off basis? We are always open to new ideas. Please fill out the new activities form and email it to volunteering@baytreecentre.org.uk. In the past, volunteers have lead classes in Zumba, ballet, gymnastics and street dance.


If you’re thinking about joining the Baytree team as an after school club volunteer, please visit How to apply, or if you would like to discuss your options with us please email volunteering@baytreecentre.org.uk.

Team members

Angela Parkes

Angela Parkes

Volunteer Coordinator