Would you like to volunteer in a Sheffield School?
We are looking for Literacy Champions to volunteer in local primary schools, helping children with their reading and writing.
Be part of a team of volunteers providing vital help to boost children's learning and providing classroom assistance in a school. You don't need to be studying English or have any special skills. You just need to be a confident English speaker and be enthusiastic!
You will be asked to volunteer one morning or afternoon a week for 6 weeks (Weeks 7-12). Gain first hand experience in a primary classroom and of working with children.
Places will be filled on a first come, first served basis so don’t delay!
What skills do I need?
Confident English speaker.
Experience of working with children or teaching is not required.
Project training will cover basic aspects of supporting primary literacy (e.g. introduction to phonics).
What will I gain?
A fantastic opportunity to gain experience of teaching and working with children in a school. Share your enthusiasm for reading and inspire children to love books!
Training and support
Full training provided by Sheffield Volunteering. There will be two compulsory training sessions - one on Child Safeguarding (online) and one on Schools Volunteering (various dates tbc).
One morning/ afternoon a week for 6 weeks from Weeks 7-12 (w/c 8 Nov - w/c 13 Dec 2021). Minimum two hour session each week. Often schools prefer volunteers to go in a morning as this tends to be when they do more literacy work.
DBS (criminal records) check
Various primary schools across Sheffield. You will be matched with a school.
You will be responsible for organising your own travel to the school via bus/tram. We can help you with the planning if required. Travel expenses (bus/tram) will be reimbursed.