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Ways to Work supporter volunteer

A volunteer is needed to work with individual and small groups of learners to provide informal support with English, maths and ESOL skills to complement their main programme of study.

Specific duties

With the guidance of a qualified teacher:

  • To befriend learners and arrange informal 1:1 and small group meetings with them
  • To provide informal opportunities for learners to improve their English, maths and ESOL skills.
  • To liaise with other Ways to Work staff as appropriate
  • To maintain accurate records as appropriate
  • To attend meetings and undertake development activities as agreed with the coordinator

Experience and skills

  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Excellent spoken communication skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Good standard of English and maths
  • No experience necessary as full training will be provided

Days/times required

To be determined based upon volunteer's availability and the needs of the service.

DBS required

Yes  (volunteer will be working with vulnerable adults in a community learning settings)

Other responsibilities

  • All volunteers are expected to demonstrate a commitment to the principles of equality of opportunity and fairness of treatment in relation to their volunteer role, and adhere to the council’s Volunteer Policy in carrying out their volunteer role
  • All volunteers are expected to respect confidentiality, and the principles and practice of the Data Protection Act 1998
  • All volunteers are required to comply with Health and Safety policies and legislation


If you're interested please complete the online expression of interest form.

Where a volunteer is disabled, Middlesbrough Council will make every reasonable effort to supply the necessary aids, equipment or adaptations to enable a volunteer to carry out their role.