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Zest delivers health, employment, social and physical activities for the community at the Zest centre

Children's Volunteer

This opportunity takes place between 27 Jun 2022 and 01 Jul 2023

Volunteers will help deliver a variety of after school activities for local primary school children, such as Arts and Crafts, Sports, Reading Help, Games, and Homework support. The sessions delivered at Zest are free, enabling children who may not otherwise have access to extracurricular activities to gain a wealth of fun experiences. Volunteer support is necessary and valued. Zest has supported many Student volunteers to gain valuable experience working in a community setting, and will provide volunteers with opportunities to develop a range of skills whilst still having lots of fun!


Zest has taken precautions to ensure a COVID secure environment for the Children, Parents and Volunteers. We have operated the face-to-face clubs intermittently over the past year and have gained experience in ensuring a safe environment. Full details will be provided upon application, but or practice centres around limited numbers, sanitising procedures and having separate waiting areas for parents to minimise the number of adults in the space. We also try to run activities outside as much as possible.

Volunteers who are fully vaccinated will be given priority for our face to face sessions.

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What skills do I need?

Enthusiasm, Patience, willingness to get involved and a sense of fun.

What will I gain?

Experience working with children and families. Behavioural management skills. Organisation, planning and leadership. Really good memories.

Training and support

Full induction and supervision. Safeguarding training. Opportunities for session planning and delivery.

Time commitment

Depending on your availability we would require a commitment of at least one session per week (approx. 1.5hrs) for at least one semester. We understand that students face deadlines, exam preparation and different vacation periods and will be flexible.







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Zest Centre 18 Upperthorpe Sheffield S6 3NA

Travel information

20 minutes walk from Students Union Nearest tram stop is Infirmary Road
  • CausesChildren and families, Education, Sport and exercise
  • FrequencyEvery week
  • WhenMonday afternoon, Monday evening, Wednesday afternoon, Wednesday evening, Friday afternoon, Friday evening
  • Skills and InterestsArt and craft, Communication skills, Creativity, Sport and coaching, Teaching
  • Careers and AspirationsArts, culture and heritage, Teaching, Third sector and charity work

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