Volunteer With The Learning Club
Whether you are considering teaching as a career or career change or have already decided to follow this route and are looking to gain practical experience; if you want you enhance your CV or add a reference to your job applications or are just looking to get more involved with the local community, volunteering at The Learning Club offers a great volunteer opportunity.
Volunteers are vital to the work we do, to help young people enjoy learning and gain self-confidence. We believe in enhancing their learning experience, so that it becomes enjoyable not challenging! To achieve these aims, we offer you support, training, access to our resources and the opportunity to become part of our team. The experience of the talented people involved with The Learning Club allows us to deliver an array of learning sessions focusing on different age groups and needs.
We’re looking for volunteers from all backgrounds, whether you have strong STEM skills or if you’re a bit rusty on your algebra! We find much more important in our volunteers is their ability to communicate and engage the young people. Sometimes showing that adults have to ask for help can be a lesson within itself!
We know your time is valuable, so you only need attend for a couple of hours a week. You will get the most out of the role by attending on a regular basis as the connection you build with the children by working with them often creates a positive learning environment. However, we do understand that from time to time other commitments will prevent you attending so don’t let that put you off.
Our induction process is simple: we will invite you to visit us at our office in Cardiff Bay to discuss the volunteer role and get to know you a bit better. From there, if we’re both happy to proceed we’ll decide agree a session that suits your schedule and where we think you can make the most impact. We will also carry out a DBS check and run through our child safeguarding policies with you.
Volunteer with adult ESOL sessions
Our ESOL sessions running in Ely and Butetown offer the chance for speakers of other languages, often with little or possibly no English, to build up language skills that allow them to successfully integrate into the community and carry out everyday activities such as shopping or visiting the GP.
Our sessions are taught by qualified ESOL tutors, but volunteers can support the delivery of the material to give the learners extra help where needed.
We welcome volunteers from all backgrounds, though preferably you will already have a CELTA/TEFL/ESOL qualification or be seeking to get one as we like to provide experience for those getting into the field.
Volunteering at our ESOL sessions is a great opportunity to gain English teaching experience while at the same time providing real benefit to the local community, helping people who feel restricted by their lack of communication abilities to get more involved with the community.
To get involved you will be put in touch with our ESOL Project Lead who will discuss the role and what spaces are available for volunteering.