We are looking for volunteers to support the running of our Homework Club, which provides a safe space for primary school children and families to get support with school work.
> Working in both a group setting and one-on-one, the volunteer will support the children in completing their homework.
> Where specific homework has not been set by the school, the volunteer will support those attending with additional educational resources, including games and activities.
> There may be a small amount of preparation required for this and the volunteer should support and encourage the children to take part in any activities.
> Parents and carers may also attend the group and should be supported and made to feel welcome. These adults may have a number of additional support needs, such as English as an additional language or mental health concerns. Where parents and carers are present, the volunteer will work with them to help them support their child in completing their homework.
Important pre-requisites for the role
> In working with children and their families, several of whom are learning English, the volunteer will need to be an adept & patient communicator.
> Children can get frustrated or distracted and the volunteer would need to be able to guide them to the task at hand, while still making the session a positive experience.
> Ideally, the volunteer would have worked in, or have experience of, the educational field and working with vulnerable families.
> The volunteer should be enthusiastic and welcoming, whilst also being aware of appropriate boundaries.
> Volunteers must complete the necessary induction for this role.
> Help to set up the room for use during the group and prepare refreshments. After the group has finished, the volunteer is also expected to assist in cleaning and housekeeping. For this reason a volunteer should arrive on time and give as much notice as possible if they are unable to volunteer.
> Volunteers must be comfortable and in sympathy with our mission and values: “Our Mission is to relieve the suffering and meet the long-term needs of homeless and vulnerable people in Scotland while our values are to put Christian love into action and demonstrate the transforming impact of the Gospel in all that we do.”
As Bethany is a Christian organisation applicants interested should be in sympathy with and accept the mission, vision and values of the organisation.
Please send your application to HR@bethanychristiantrust.com