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Volunteer with ELATT this Volunteers' Week 2023

Volunteers’ Week is an annual celebration of the contribution millions of people make across the UK through volunteering in their communities​​. This year, we at ELATT – an award-winning education charity – invite you to join us in this celebration, and perhaps inspire you to become a part of our volunteering family.

Since 1984, ELATT has been dedicated to supporting students to improve their lives through employment. As part of our Learning Community, volunteers have been an integral part of our journey, aiding us in running our organisation while enhancing their own employability. As we celebrate Volunteers’ Week 2023, we not only want to appreciate our existing volunteers but also invite new ones to join us and make a difference in their communities.

Volunteering is a fulfilling way to give back to the community. It enables you to develop new skills and, as many of our volunteers affirm, helping others makes you feel great in return​​. At ELATT, we offer a range of volunteering opportunities across Hackney, Tower Hamlets, Waltham Forest, Brent, and Ealing. Whether you’re interested in gaining some teaching or administration experience in an informal setting, or simply wish to contribute your spare time to a good cause, we have a role for you.

Our main volunteering opportunities include roles as a Volunteer Teaching Assistant or a Volunteer Administration Assistant. We also have opportunities to support students through our Industry Partners and occasionally have positions available in Fundraising, Marketing, and IT support. Also, you can volunteer in the Wellbeing Service at ELATT. To learn more about these opportunities, please visit our website and explore our current volunteering vacancies.

We are looking for individuals who are well-organised, reliable, and possess good literacy and numeracy skills. Experience in an education setting is a plus, but not essential. The ability to interact with people who speak English as a second language and to work with colleagues and students from different cultural backgrounds is important. At ELATT, we value a non-judgmental approach that respects different cultures and is sensitive to the needs of students with difficult personal circumstances.

Volunteer roles at ELATT are unpaid, but we do offer some benefits. We will reimburse you for a set amount of travel costs and lunch per day, cover your DBS clearance, and provide an induction as well as ongoing training and support. Additionally, as a volunteer, you will have access to ELATT’s staff training sessions.

Volunteers’ Week 2023 is not just a time to celebrate ongoing commitment but also to inspire more people to say ‘yes’ to volunteering​​. With the breadth of volunteering opportunities on offer at ELATT, we hope to spark your interest and help you take the next steps in your volunteering journey​​.

So, whether you’re looking to develop new skills, make a difference in your community, or just want to contribute some of your time to a worthy cause, consider volunteering with us at ELATT. We promise you a rewarding experience that not only benefits our students and the community, but also enriches your own life.

Here’s to our inspirational volunteers, and those who are yet to join us – thank you, and let’s have a great Volunteers’ Week together​!