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This Volunteering opportunity is all about helping young children get the most out of our free, fun and educational after-school club on a Westminster social housing estate.
What’s this role for?
Your role will involve working a team of volunteers to run mixed age learning games and activities at our free after-school tutoring group. The activities will be usually planned and set for you in advance, but there is also the opportunity (with training) to plan and deliver your own sessions. You will regularly have charge of the class, working with a team of Assistant Tutors to make sure the children are learning and having fun.
What is Brunel Tutors?
Brunel Tutors is a free after-school tutoring service aimed at low income families living on or near the Brunel Estate in Westbourne Park, Westminster. We try to learn as a group by having fun, through games, play, and competition. Our sessions last 1.5 hours and focus on an aspect of English, Maths, and Science for KS1 and 2. We have a group of 20 of mixed ages attending every Wednesday and Thursday afternoons with a KS3&4(secondary school) group early Wednesday evening.You could volunteer for either or both.
Each week you may find yourself:
Presenting task to a class of mixed age and ability kids
Monitoring class behaviour using our rewards system
Chaperoning children from their school to the group
Delegating tasks to a team of assistant volunteers
Setting up and clearing away classroom equipment
Am I suitable?
The role will suit someone who wants to get some experience in the education sector. This is a responsible, leadership role, which requires a committed and confident person, who is comfortable with simple English, Math's or basic knowledge in Science. Most important, however, is a passion to help see children reach their full potential. No previous experience in the charity sector or working with children is required, though it helps.
Where and When?
This is a part-time role. The group meets weekly on Wednesdays and Thursdays during term time at the Brunel Youth Project, Ground Floor, Buckshead House, 15:30 – 17:30. We are flexible when it comes to how often you volunteer. Ideally, you’ll be involved every week but could volunteer as little as once per half term.
What’s in it for me?
Aside from the satisfaction of giving back to the community, this role can help boost your confidence in working with children. It’s a great first step into teaching and will help you develop basic people and time management skills. You’ll be supervised by a fully qualified teacher who is happy to help you work towards planning sessions and assist with your skills development. We are happy to offer references for those volunteering over a min 9-month period (2 full terms). We can also reimburse travel expenses within London Zones 1-6.
We carry out full DBS checks (Free) for all our volunteers and you’ll never be left on your own with the kids, for your safety and theirs.