Homework Club Helper

Aim of the Volunteer Role 

Main Tasks 

  • To offer academic support and encouragement to children with their homework, working in small groups of 2 to 3 children per volunteer 
  • To work with students aged from 6 to 11, from countries such as India, Romania, Syria, Afghanistan and Bulgaria with varying levels of English 
  • To provide academic support with homework across a range of subjects. 
  • To provide general support to improve students’ reading, writing and spoken English.  
  • To help prepare the space where the students will work 
  • To help complete sample projects for the children 
  • To help prepare drinks and snacks 

Necessary Skills, Aptitudes and Knowledge  

We believe a good Homework Club volunteer needs: 

  • A warm personality and a good sense of humour 
  • A sensitivity to other cultures and an ability to communicate successfully across cultures 
  • General awareness of study skills and problem solving approaches 
  • Reliability, patience and flexibility 
  • An ability to build good rapport with young people aged 6-11 
  • A commitment to equality & diversity and the rights of all individuals to respect and fair treatment 
  • Willingness and ability to share skills and knowledge with the children 
  • Confidence to establish and maintain appropriate boundaries 
  • High standard of English language (spoken, written and reading) 
  • A non judgemental and supportive approach and belief in the potential of others. 

Commitment: 

Minimum commitment of 2 hours per week from 3:15pm, on Monday afternoons, over a minimum of two school terms (term time only). 

DBS: 

An enhanced DBS check to work with children will be required for this role. 

Support and supervision: 

The volunteer will be managed by an appropriate member of Salusbury World staff and be given regular supervision. 

Induction and training: 

An initial induction to Salusbury World and the project will be provided. 

It is mandatory for all Homework Club volunteers to undertake Safeguarding training. 

Benefits to the Volunteer 

  • Travel expenses to and from the school and all genuine out-of-pocket expenses, are reimbursed. 
  • Full liability insurance cover. 
  • There are appreciation events to recognise the important contribution that volunteers make 
  • Contribute to a project that really does make a difference to the lives of young people 

Inclusion Statement 

Salusbury World is an approachable and diverse organisation which values and respects peoples’ different backgrounds, characteristics, ideas and beliefs. 

Salusbury World believes that it is essential to eliminate discrimination and promote equality of opportunity. Salusbury World is committed to opposing discrimination and will not discriminate against any person because of their ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, responsibility for children or dependants, age, employment status, disability, HIV status, religious or political beliefs or because of unrelated criminal convictions. 

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