As an Online Homework Club Volunteer, you will provide learning support for children via video chat. Either 1-to-1 or in small groups you will help children of different ages continue to learn while they are unable to go to school.
This learning will take many forms; listening/reading with younger children; maths support from foundation to key stage 3; historical research; language practice; the list is broad. You are not expected to be an expert in these topics. You are there to provide guidance and support for the child to progress themselves.
You will be paired with children based on availability, though if there are specific subjects you would not like to do then that can be accommodated. You will have support from Zest staff if you have any concerns or questions.
You will need to have access to Skype, preferably on a computer, but there is an app for tablets and phones. There will be a process to make sure your contact details are kept secure, as will those of the children.
You need to have been issued with an enhanced DBS certificate within the last month. If you have registered for the DBS update service, this is also acceptable. If you have been issued an enhanced DBS certificate as part of your university placement this year this can be used with confirmation by your university tutor. You will not be able to volunteer without a DBS certificate.
If you have any questions please contact David.firstname.lastname@example.org
What skills do I need?
Communication, Patience, Numeracy, Literacy
What will I gain?
Experience providing learning support
Enormous sense of well-being from being a good human
Training and support
Ongoing supervision and support
As much as you're willing to give. At least 1 hour per week
DBS (criminal records) check
This role will be completed from your home