At The Baytree Centre we value the ongoing commitment and contribution of all our volunteers who provide invaluable support towards the delivery of our services. Without their energy, drive and desire to give back to the community the centre would not exist. We are always looking for new volunteers.
We offer exciting and varying opportunities for girls in year 10 and above to volunteer in afterschool clubs at Baytree(4-5pm or 5-6pm).
Youth Mentors provide academic and personal development support to girls aged 6 to 20 as part of our Youth Mentoring Programme.
Thursday between 4pm-6pm (Tuesdays until 7.00 pm) and on Saturday mornings between 10am – 12:30pm.
This programme focuses on five areas of development: Family Stability, Wellbeing, Education, Money Management and Career.
Sessions run Monday to Thursday usually between 12am and 2pm or on Saturday mornings between 10am and 12:30pm.
The ability to speak Spanish, French, Portuguese or Arabic are useful.
Mentors are fully trained before they start to equip them with the tools and skills needed to establish and maintain the mentoring relationship.
Want to gain experience in the charity sector working with women and young people?
Applications for the following internships are currently closed:
Comms and Fundraising Internship
Women’s Service Internship
Volunteer Service Internship
How to apply:
“We are looking for a support volunteer to help deliver our fun and energetic hip-hop dance club for girls aged 8-11. This club promotes confidence and self-expression through dance and we are looking for someone who can inspire and motivate girls, and work closely with our existing volunteer to tailor and create simple routines. For this opportunity you will need:
If you have passion for dance and creative arts and would love this opportunity to teach others, please do get in touch!”
“We are recruiting academic mentors to join our dynamic Youth Mentoring programme to provide one to one academic support to girls aged 8 -18 who may be falling behind in their schoolwork due to the disruption to learning over the past 2 years. We are looking for volunteers with good GSCE or degree level education to provide support in a wide range of subjects. Excellent interpersonal skills, patience and enthusiasm towards learning are welcomed qualities for this rewarding opportunity. Full training and ongoing support will be provided.
Volunteers will act as role models, supporting academic progress and providing inspiration and encouragement to young people who may be at risk of becoming vulnerable to further disadvantage as the attainment gaps widen. Whilst the focus is supporting academic progress, wellbeing and confidence building is also an important aspect of the role.
If you have passion for supporting and inspiring others to reach their potential and want to pass on your knowledge please get in touch!”
Coding Club Volunteers, Wednesdays 5pm –6pm
Time Commitment: One class per week during term time only for up to one academic year or a minimum of 2 terms (6 months)
This club introduces Computer Science and Technology to girls aged 8 -11 in a fun and interactive way. In your role as a volunteer, you will support girls in completing projects and developing their problem-solving skills to enable them to confidently engage with technology. We Scratch card coding to build and create games. Experience in Coding is not essential, if you love problem solving, have an eye for attention to detail and great communication skills and would love to pass some of these skills please apply
“BAYTREE’s social mobility programme aims to empower women to realise and fulfil their potential. Women are helped to access resources, support networks, develop resilience and ultimately improve their lives and that of their families and community.
We are seeking a Cantonese speaking female volunteer for within our coaching programme to assist with translation in sessions with a client and a mobility coach. The sessions take place every 2-4 weeks at mutually agreed times, and last for up to two hours. They are ongoing according to how well the coaching progresses.”
“We are recruiting volunteers to provide mentoring and befriending support to women accessing our adult service. Our Women’s Service is committed to providing a warm, friendly, and supportive space for women from all backgrounds. In this rewarding and mutually beneficial opportunity, you will provide one to one support to women to increase their sense of social inclusion and reduce isolation. Most of the women requiring this support are already attending ESOL classes at BAYTREE. Therefore, the focus of these sessions will be befriending, English conversation practice and providing basic information and support to access services.
“We are currently seeking a volunteer to support our Monitoring and Evaluation Officer. Evaluating our programmes and monitoring their impact is an integral part of BAYTREE’s work. Knowledge of the local demographic and understanding the needs of our beneficiaries and women in the local community helps us to shape our projects and deliver tailored support programmes.
In this rewarding and interesting opportunity, you will help organise and deliver focus groups, gather and input data for reports, design evaluation forms and conduct research. This role is suitable for someone who wants to make a difference in the community and has an interest in community development and programme development in the voluntary sector or wants to learn more about it. Desired skills and qualities:
supports girls in their final term of Year 6 and in year Year 7 with the transition from primary to secondary school; Tuesdays from 4:30 – 5:45 pm
for girls in years 8-9; Thursdays from 4:30 – 6:00 pm.
for girls in years 10 and above; Wednesdays from 5:00 -7:00 pm.