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Number Heroes

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Sheffield Volunteering run projects to help primary school children with counting and number games.

Number Heroes (Primary School Volunteer)

This opportunity takes place between 05 Nov 2018 and 14 Dec 2018. Applications closed on 19 Oct.

Would you like to volunteer in a Sheffield primary school? We are looking for 'Number Heroes' to volunteer in local primary schools, helping children with their maths and number work, and encouraging the pupils who think they 'can't do maths.' Be part of a team of superhero volunteers providing vital help to boost children's learning and providing classroom assistance in a school. Don't worry, you don't have to be studying maths or be a maths whizz! You just need to be confident with maths, have a positive attitude and be willing to learn the methods used to teach it in schools. You will be asked to volunteer one morning (Tues, Weds or Thurs) a week for six weeks (Weeks 7-12). Come along to the Volunteering Office in the Students Union to sign up. Places will be filled on a first come, first served basis so don’t delay!

What skills do I need?

Experience of working with children is not required. Project training will cover an introduction to working with primary school children.

What will I gain?

Experience of teaching and working with children in a school.

Training and support

You will be required to attend two training courses - one on Child Safeguarding (various dates) and one about Schools Volunteering on either Tues 16 Oct (1-3pm), Weds 16 Oct (1-3pm), or Tues 23 Oct 3-5pm.

Time commitment

One morning a week for 6 weeks from Week 7-12. It will be on a Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday morning.







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Various primary schools across Sheffield. You will be matched with a school.

Travel information

Your team will organise a taxi and you will travel together to the school. Taxi costs will be reimbursed by Sheffield Volunteering.
  • CausesChildren and families, Education
  • FrequencyEvery week
  • WhenTuesday morning, Wednesday morning, Thursday morning
  • Skills and InterestsCommunication skills, Sheffield Volunteering internal project, Teaching
  • Careers and AspirationsTeaching

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