Volunteering

Literacy, Numeracy, ICT and Language Support

Are you retired, semi-retired, Newly Qualified Teacher, ex-students or desire to support? Would you like to help learners improve their English, Math, ICT and Language skills? Have you the time to spare to attend English or Math or ICT or ESOL lessons and support the class Tutor with classroom based activities and develop learning?
Through the support of volunteers, we aim to help students struggling with their literacy, numeracy, IT and Language skills to become confident and able, to access the education they deserve and achieve their full potential.

Why become a volunteer?

You can make a difference.
By providing weekly individual support to students you not only help to increase their English, Math, ICT and Language levels and attainment but also help to foster a positive attitude to learning.
In addition to providing the learners with positive role models, volunteers can provide the opportunity to interact with professional people outside the boundaries of Centre and an insight into the world of work.
It’s rewarding. Knowing you are making a difference

Increase your knowledge and skills:

Develop your own communication skills, confidence and self-esteem as well as increasing your social awareness and knowledge of the education sector.

Get to know the local community:

Increase your understanding of the neighborhoods and the different and diverse communities of Lambeth and Lewisham.

What sessions could I support and what age group are the students?

The sessions would be English or Maths or ICT either functional skills or English for Speakers of other Languages (ESOL) for students who are trying to achieve an appropriate level in these areas. The students would be aged 19 years and above and studying English or Maths or ICT or ESOL as part of another course at the Centre e.g. Health and Social Care or Administration or standalone.
We also provide drop in support and intervention sessions so you may be helping a small group of students to develop their skills or on a 1:1 basis.

What do I need to do to get involved?

In order to become a volunteer, you should be able to support for at least an 1 day per week, for the full provider year (September to July).

Be skilled in English and or Maths, IT, preferably qualified in either or both subjects to at least a Level 2. A teaching qualification is not essential.

We don’t ask for specific experience but do value the following attributes in our volunteers;

  • Patience
  • Enthusiasm
  • Good listeners
  • Good communicators
  • Encouraging and a passion for English and or Math and ICT!

Our volunteers come from all walks of life and volunteer for their own reasons but share a love of English, Maths and ICT and a desire to help others with their English, Maths and ICT skills, to access the education they deserve and better their future life chances and choices.
If you’d like to get involved with the important and rewarding task of supporting the students, then please complete an online application and submission of Personal Statement.

MI ComputSolutions PROMOTES EQUALITY OF OPPORTUNITY AND WELCOMES APPLICATIONS FROM ALL SECTORS OF SOCIETY

MI ComputSolutions is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of Young Person and Vulnerable Adults and expect all staff to share this commitment.
This post is subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.
Reference checks will also be carried out on the successful applicants.
It is an offence for anyone who is barred from working with children and or vulnerable adults to apply for this position.

If you have any queries please contact Bola Sobowale, English and Maths Support and Cover Officer on [email protected]

Your Time and Support is welcome. To apply, register your interest.