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Volunteer with us today to help children improve their reading and writing

Become a Crewmate

Jump aboard our ship and become a Literacy Pirates Crewmate, supporting children with their reading and writing at our after-school sessions. You’ll work with one or two children, guided by a qualified teacher who’ll show you what to do.   

We’re currently running a Virtual Ship on Microsoft Teams. We’ll be back to working in our learning centres in Hackney and Haringey (while also still running our virtual sessions) when restrictions ease. 

All volunteers are DBS checked and require a UK residence

We will be pausing our volunteer trainings for a month or so over the summer but you can still sign up below to let us know of your interest. 

Four steps to becoming a Crewmate

  1. Let us know your interest – fill out our volunteer sign up form and tell us why you want to become a Crewmate. 
  1. We’ll get in touch when we’re next running training sessions – during term time we run these every month. 
  1. Complete a DBS – after training we will be in touch to arrange a time to complete your DBS application. This is currently taking place via video call. 
  1. Book volunteering slots and attend any additional tech training – once your DBS has arrived you will be invited to book sessions at the times you would like to volunteer. If you’re volunteering virtually, you will also need to attend a short 30 min tech induction on the virtual platform. 
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