Help show a child the power of stories

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. And we’ll be back to working in our learning centres in Hackney and Haringey when restrictions ease.

All volunteers are DBS checked and require a UK residence.

Four steps to becoming a Crewmate

  1. Sign up – fill out our volunteer sign up form and tell us why you want to become a Crewmate.
  2. Book on to training sessions – we hold training sessions every month. These are currently taking place online and are divided into two sessions.
  3. Complete a DBS – after training we will be in touch to arrange a time to complete your DBS application. This will take place via video call.
  4. Book volunteering slots and attend a tech induction – once your DBS has arrived you will be invited to book the sessions you would like to volunteer at. You will need to attend a short 30 min tech induction on Microsoft Teams where we will show you around the platform.
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