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Volunteering Matters

Neath Port Talbot Volunteer Centre

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]Children and Families, Education and Literacy

Volunteers support pupils for a couple of hours each week, in schools or community settings, listening to them read, giving extra help with Maths or other subjects, or getting involved with a range of activities from gardening, to cooking, to drama, to knitting. The important thing is the regular one-to-one interaction (always supervised by teachers or staff.) Just 10 minutes a day listening to children read can make a huge difference to their overall ability and confidence.


/ Working with children and/or vulnerable adults

/ May have opportunity to use Welsh language whilst volunteering

Premises type: Schools, libraries and community centres

Morning Afternoon Evening Night
Monday / / x x
Tuesday / / x x
Wednesday / / x x
Thursday / / x x
Friday / / x x
Saturday x x x x
Sunday x x x x

Is this role flexible?

Min hours expected per week: 2 hours

Min period of commitment: 9 months

Requirements: You don’t need any special skills, just the ability to listen and enthusiasm for your subject or activity. We will provide training in literacy learning and numeracy support, about volunteering with children and being in schools.

Support offered:

/ Induction/ One to one supervision/ Peer support/ Social events/meetings

Volunteers will be carrying out the activities:

/ With paid staff

Training provided: Various

Age requirements: 18+

Selection procedures:

/ Application form/ Informal discussion/ References/ Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check