Homework Club at the Cardinal Hume Centre
The Centre works with homeless young people, badly housed families, refugees, asylum seekers and migrants, helping them to obtain employment and break out of the cycle of homelessness and social exclusion.
Volunteering at the CHC
Option 1 – Homework Club:
Your Role: We are looking for a commitment of one afternoon per week (3.30 – 5.30). The club runs on Monday and Friday afternoons.
Helping families and young people overcome poverty and homelessness
The Cardinal Hume Centre enables people to gain the skills they need to overcome poverty and homelessness. We work with homeless young people, badly housed families and others in need.
In response to requests from parents the Centre provides after-school homework club, in school term time only, providing a quiet, warm, safe place for children to study with access to computers. Parents will be expected to accompany children attending the club. We are seeking volunteers to sit with children and provide help with their homework, maths and English work mostly. The club runs on Mondays and Fridays, 3.30 – 5.30pm at the Centre.
Who will I be helping?
The homework club is attended by local primary aged children and a parent. The parents are seeking additional help for their children. The club is to support both the parent and the child.
Below is a list of tasks we would like this role to fulfil.
- Welcoming parents and children to the club
- Helping children with homework questions, mostly English and maths.
- Helping to tidy up room at the end of the session.
- Setting up computer equipment (laptops) when needed
Duration: At least one College term
Option 2 – Saturdays – Family Fun and Learning:
Time Commitment: 1 – 3.30pm on at least 1 Saturday or more per month.
Duration: Sat 10 Sept – Sat 17 Dec, with a half term break on Sat 29 Oct.
Your Role: We are inviting local families with children under 12 to our Family Centre to have fun and engage in a range of activities such as arts and crafts, indoor and outdoor games, and workshops, such as dance, singing and yoga. We are seeking 4 volunteers each Saturday to work alongside staff, welcome and encourage families to get involved and generally have a good time!