Volunteering activities

What might you be asked to do in a school?

Classroom talks: These could involve talking about your job and enthusing children about the range of opportunities open to them. You will help children to realise how important reading and numeracy are, the relevance of their learning and bring their learning to life.

Raise aspirations by talking to children about your background and culture, helping to broaden their horizons.

What’s my Line?’ assembly: This is a fun, interactive activity with an important serious underlying message, to tackle gender stereotypes. You may be asked to sit on a panel and answer children’s questions about your job – they will then guess your job with a big reveal of what you actually do.

Literacy or numeracy activity: This might involve working with a small group of children to contribute to the improvement on basic skills and confidence. You will help them see the importance of such skills, making the connection between what they are learning and future possibilities.

Act as a judge: Teachers may ask volunteers to act as judges in projects and competitions such as enterprise or environment schemes. This is a great way to support skills development whilst helping children to see the real-life application of such skills.

Think about becoming a school governor: visit our Inspiring Governance website to find out about the difference you could make to the lives and future of children by becoming a school governor.