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Online Homework Support Volunteer (COVID-19)

This opportunity is ongoing, with no end date.

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

What skills do I need?

Communication, Patience, Numeracy, Literacy

What will I gain?

Experience providing learning support Teaching experience Enormous sense of well-being from being a good human

Training and support

Training provided Ongoing supervision and support

Time commitment

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

Travel information

None required
  • CausesChildren and families, Education, Social isolation
  • FrequencyEvery week
  • WhenMonday morning, Monday afternoon, Monday evening, Tuesday morning, Tuesday afternoon, Tuesday evening, Wednesday morning, Wednesday afternoon, Wednesday evening, Thursday morning, Thursday afternoon, Thursday evening, Friday morning, Friday afternoon, Friday evening
  • Skills and InterestsArt and craft, Befriending, Mentoring, Teaching
  • Careers and AspirationsSocial work, Teaching, Third sector and charity work

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