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Develop new skills and make a difference in your community - volunteer with us today

Volunteers are an integral part of the Learning Community at ELATT

We’re an award-winning education charity, and since we started in 1984, we’ve supported hundreds of students to better their lives through employment.

Volunteering with us gives you the chance to learn how an education charity works and support students and the running of our organisation while improving your own employability. 

And we are looking for people like you.  

Become a volunteer


Volunteering at ELATT

We have a range of volunteering opportunities available across ELATT in Hackney, Tower Hamlets, Waltham Forest, Brent and Ealing.  

Our main volunteering opportunities are as a Volunteer Teaching Assistant or as a Volunteer Administration Assistant, as well as opportunities to support students through our Industry Partners.  We also sometimes have other positions available in Fundraising, Marketing and IT support, so please contact us if you’d like to find out more.  

Our volunteering opportunities are open to anyone who wants to gain some teaching or administration experience in an informal setting or simply if you would like to contribute by volunteering your spare time.  

Please click the links below to find out more about current volunteering opportunities:

Administrative AssistantTeaching Assistant

Meet our volunteers

"I thought today was awesome. I felt so empowered by the collective community action."

Andy Hix at Capital Wellbeing Partners (part of Second Home)

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"What drew me to ELATT is that the tutors and the staff really have the best interests of the students at heart and work above and beyond the class hours to ensure the students are provided with any additional resources or information that they need."

Mary Curtis

"I was helping in the ESOL conversation club at ELATT. My English became better and I found myself being more confident."


"Definitely the staff was the best thing. They are friendly, very helpful, very experienced and share. They find individual solutions for everyone."


"ELATT is a friendly welcoming, caring and supportive working environment. Strong work ethic among staff. Provided opportunity to learn new skills. I especially appreciate the support I was given towards finding work."


"Definitely the staff was the best thing. They are friendly, very helpful, very experienced and share. They find individual solutions for everyone."

Liz Savage | Volunteer Teaching Assistant

What are we looking for?

We are keen to hear from people with the following skills and experience:

Good literacy and numeracy skills

Well organised and reliable

Experience of an education setting (not essential)

Good communication skills

Confident interacting with people who speak English as a second language

Ability to work with colleagues and students from different cultural backgrounds

Sensitive to the needs of students with difficult personal circumstances

Commitment to equal opportunities

Non-judgmental approach that values different cultures

Our support for you

Volunteer roles are unpaid, but we will reimburse volunteers for a set amount of travel costs and lunch per day. You can also look forward to the following benefits: 

We will pay for your DBS clearance

A Volunteering Induction

Ongoing training and support provided

Access to ELATT's staff training sessions

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