The College is a vibrant learning community for 16-19-year old’s set over a beautiful 23 acres. The site is diverse and offers a broad range of services to learners alongside the wider community with a view to helping them meet their full potential.
We would like to extend an opportunity to invite volunteers from our local community to join us. If you feel you have something to offer in terms of time, relevant skills-set, a keen interest in learning new skills and supporting students and staff in an educational setting, we have several opportunities available.
This is a great opportunity to meet new people and learn something new, whilst supporting your local community and our young people.
The ideal applicant is someone who can demonstrate energy, passion and enthusiasm for helping students meet their goals. College is a fast-paced environment requiring a positive ‘can-do’ attitude, a good and appropriate sense of humour and the ability to work flexibly across a broad range of tasks and locations. Ideally, you would understand what it means to work with young people in a stimulating, safe and encouraging environment.
Volunteers should be able to give a clear demonstration of:
• Strong and appropriate communication skills, when working with a variety of different age groups
• The ability to work as part of a team and or independently
• The ability to build and maintain trust with service users
• Experience of working in a similar environment, or the areas where we are seeking volunteers
• Willingness to undertake appropriate in-house training relating to working in education
• An unequivocal commitment to child protection and safeguarding
• Empathy with the aims, values and mission of the College.
Current volunteering roles:
Library Support – If you have Library experience, or a keen interest in contributing to this service we would welcome your support with the operation and monitoring of the College Library.
Front of House Café/Coffee Shop Guardians – We have high expectations of our students who in turn sometimes need gentle reminders when they are in social spaces. If you would be interested in monitoring the café/coffee shop areas to encourage students to clear tables, be respectful to each other and overall have a positive influence on our young people.
Estates/Site Services –If you would enjoy a few hours outdoors taking care of our beautiful grounds, we would also be interested in volunteer litter pickers or gardeners. We are particularly proud of our Primary Science Centre and Foundation Learning Garden and could do with a few hours support in keeping them looking their best.
This role attracts a number of benefits such as, working with a brilliant in-house team, use of the Sports Centre facilities, (please note conditions apply) free parking on site, discounted Central Studio tickets, complimentary hot beverages and related in-house training and development opportunities.
Queen Mary's College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.