Category: Children (5-11)

Bookmark Reading Charity

Bookmark Volunteer

Opportunity: Bookmark Volunteer.
You will help a 5-8 year old learn to read, developing their skills and confidence. You will read together, play games, and see your reader’s progress all through our secure online platform.
Our programme involves 30 mins sessions with the same child, twice a week, for six weeks. You book your programme through the Bookmark app and select times that work with your schedule.
Main duties: Help children who struggle with their reading gain essential skills at a crucial age. This will prepare them to move up the school, ready to tackle new challenges without falling further behind. Three quarters of our volunteers noticed their reader become more confident with their reading .Making learning to read fun by bringing your own personality into the sessions and getting to know your readers interests. Give a child one-to –one attention and be a role model.
Requirements: Requirements/Skills needed: Access to a PC, laptop, Chromebook with a webcam and internet connection .Feel relatively comfortable using technology. Are you passionate about literacy and its importance, able to show enthusiasm, encouragement, empathy and patience?
(No access to PC or IT experience you can still apply to be volunteer on our face-to –face programmes in certain locations)
Location: Home Based
Hours: Two 30 minutes sessions a week, for 6 consecutive weeks and willing to complete at least 3 six week programmes a year.
Expenses: TBC
DBS: Provide two references
Bookmark is a tech-led literacy charity supporting disadvantaged primary school children to give them a fairer chance in life.

S&K Creative Artz C.I.C

Volunteer Coordinator

Opportunity: S&K Creative Artz C.I.C is looking for a volunteer coordinator who would like to help support their volunteers and make a positive difference in the organisation. We are looking for a detail-oriented and focused volunteer coordinator to be responsible for our database of volunteers and volunteer opportunities. You should uphold the values of our organisation while ensuring the comfort of our volunteers in their positions
Brief role of tasks/duties: Recruiting, training and supervising new volunteers. Collecting volunteer information, availability, and skills and maintaining an up-to-date database. Using marketing tools such as outreach programs, e-mails and volunteer database. Keeping new and existing volunteers informed about the organisation and volunteer opportunities. Matching volunteers to opportunities that suits their skill sets and ensuring they understand their responsibilities and receive the proper training. Organising training and leading on the job training. Keeping schedules and records of volunteers works .Preparing codes of conduct and operating procedures to uphold the organisation values. Ensuring the organisation purpose is conveyed to the public.
Requirements: Experience in being a volunteer coordinator or similar position. An associate’s degree in business management, human resources, or a similar field. Experience in volunteering and recruitment. Working knowledge of databases .Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Excellent organisation and team-building skills .There will be an induction meeting
Location: Homeworking
Hours: Monday –Friday Maximum 3 days per week. Commitment 6 months -1 year Flexibility will be given for any holidays .Will work around the suitable person.
Expenses: Yes When attending any face to face sessions or travelling to a community meeting Travel expenses will be provided.
DBS: Yes plus References
To support children’s art talents by working with children aged 8-12 years old .Providing art talents through digital art, drawing and painting.

Schoolreaders

School Readers Volunteer

Opportunity: Poor literacy amongst primary school children is a major issues in England with 1 in 4 children leaving primary school not reading to the expected standard. This has lifelong consequences. The disruption to education due to pandemic has exacerbated the issue particularly for disadvantaged children.
Schoolreaders recruits volunteers from the community and places them in primary to provided one to one reading support.
Volunteer Role :
• Listen to children read and help develop literacy skills through engaging in conversations about books/picture
• Follow safeguarding procedures in school.
Requirements: Please note each school will be different and we will match volunteers to a suitable setting.
Location: Various Primary Schools around the west midlands. We make every effort to find a school that is easy for you to travel to and from
Hours: Yes Enhanced DBS which will be carried out by the school prior to starting
Expenses: No
DBS: Yes Enhanced DBS which will be carried out by the school prior to starting
Schoolreaders goal is for all children, regardless of background, to leave Primary School being able to read well so they can go on to access their secondary education fully and maximise their future life chances.

S&K Creative Artz Kidz CIC

Safeguarding Lead

Opportunity: Safeguarding Lead
• Provide support to volunteers/staff around any safeguarding issues or concerns
• Ensure safeguarding cases are referred to relevant professionals with support
• Ensure all staff and volunteers receive safeguarding training
• Ensure safeguarding policy is up to date and reviewed regularly linking to statutory policies and procedures guidance.
• Ensuring that all staff are fully trained in safeguarding and know how to spot and raise concerns.
• Help to maintain an effective staff supervision programme
• Has up to date regular safeguarding training to fulfil their role.
Requirements: Good communication skills .Ability to be proactive. Have good safeguarding training experience .Experience working with children and young people .Ability to work as a team player .There will be an induction meeting.
Location: Remote Home working
Hours: Monday-Friday (Maximum 3 days per week) Flexibility will be given for any holidays. Will work around the suitable person. Minimum commitment 6 months
Expenses: Yes when attending any face 2 face sessions or travelling to a community meeting. Travel expenses will be provided
DBS: Yes
To support children’s art talents by working with children aged 8-12 years old Providing art talents through digital art, drawing and painting.

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