• Children
  • Employment, Education and Training
  • Refugees


  • Flexible Volunteer Role
  • Teaching, Training and Coaching

Who Are We?

We support refugees and their families in the Horsham District.

The Role

We work with many refugee and asylum-seeking families, in which parents struggle to help their children at home due to the language barrier. We're looking to grow our team of volunteers who do 'homework help' with primary school children.

These volunteers work with a wide range of ages and abilities, in a range of contexts, so there is something for everyone!

Roles include:

  • Hearing children read 1:1 in their homes
  • Helping with homework sheets from school
  • Supporting children with their English learning and phonics, by visiting to play games or chat to them
  • Helping with a "homework club" in a hotel housing asylum-seeking families

What skills do I need?

Experience with children is important, but this includes your own children or grandchildren - you don't have to be an educator!

School experience is an added bonus, especially if you have an understanding of how reading is taught and phonics, but this is not essential - anyone can hear a child read and help them to improve.


  • Children
  • Employment, Education and Training
  • Refugees


  • Flexible Volunteer Role
  • Teaching, Training and Coaching


  • Accessibility
    Some venues are accessible, but not all. Online working is also an option.
  • Age Restrictions
    Over 16
  • DBS Check Required
    We will provide an enhanced DBS check if you don't already have one.
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Expenses Reimbursed
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing Support
  • Suitable For Under 18s
    16-18 may apply and will be paired with an adult for their role.
  • Training Provided
  • Volunteer Induction
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Volunteers Covered By Insurance
  • Written Role Description

When can I volunteer?

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Availability Details

There are a variety of roles available to suit your availability.


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