Volunteer Story Mentor

Little Green Pig

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Story mentors do a very important job at Little Green Pig, supporting young people in our workshops to get inspired by writing and get their words on the page. You'll work with small groups of children and young people, mentoring them at workshops to allow them to get the most from a safe, creative space. This is an interactive role where you are working directly with children and young people and making a real difference to people in your local community. 

Skills

The ability to listen and be patient with children who may be struggling to express themselves. An interest in creativity. Currently, we are specifically looking for volunteers who are free to volunteer in The Laurels Primary, Worthing on Wednesday afternoons and Langney Primary School, Eastbourne on Tuesday afternoons 2.45 - 5pm.

Benefits

  • A sense of belonging, and pride in your local community.
  • A creative outlet and opportunity to try new things and hear about new techniques.
  • The opportunity to make a real difference to the lives of local children and young people.

Practical Considerations

We are in need of volunteers for our Worthing based After School Club, which takes place at The Laurels Primary, Wednesdays from 2:45pm-5pm. 

We also have After School Clubs across Brighton and Eastbourne, on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons from 2:45pm-5pm. Most of these are accessible via public transport.  

We ask that you commit to volunteering at least 6 times over a period of 6 months. Most volunteers attend the same club fairly regularly, others attend as and when their schedule allows, it's entirely up to you. 

Travel expenses are reimbursed.

When do I need to be available?

Details Currently we are looking for volunteers who are available to support our After School Clubs which take place between 2:45pm/3pm and 4:45pm/5pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday during term time. You don't need to be able to attend every week, we ask for a minimum commitment of 6 volunteer shifts over a period of 6 months.
Morning Afternoon Evening
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday

Where does this role take place?

The Laurels Primary School
Winterbourne Way
Worthing
BN13 3QH

Langney Primary School
Chailey Close
Eastbourne
BN23 7EA

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  • Details
  • Disabled Access
    The majority of our workshops take place in buildings which have step free access on entry, accessible and gender neutral toilets, and are wheelchair accessible. If you require any access needs please speak to the Volunteer Manager who will do their best to accommodate your needs.
  • Equal Opportunities Policy or Statement
    We have an Equal Opportunity policy in place
  • Expenses
    Travel expenses are reimbursed, we will pay for your DBS certificate.
  • Health and Safety
    We have a Health & Safety policy in place.
  • Induction
    All volunteers must attend a training session either in person or online which covers our safeguarding policy. They are then welcome to shadow a current mentor to get some hands on experience in a workshop.
  • Insurance Cover for Volunteers
    Our insurance policy covers our volunteers.
  • Support on Offer
    Volunteers have regular contact with the volunteer manager who is always willing to meet for a coffee and chat.
  • Training
    All volunteers must attend a training session with us before volunteering.