One of the most reliable ways we bring in new volunteers is through word of mouth. Sharing your experience volunteering with The Literacy Pirates is a great way to help us recruit new volunteers!
Here are a few things you could do to help us:
Shout about us on social media
Testimonies from people who’ve lived the experience are very powerful! We’ve drafted a couple of posts with images that you could share on your social media pages to help us spread the word – although you’re very welcome to create your own posts if you’d like to!
Click on the text below to copy it to your clipboard. Paste it into whichever social media platform you choose, personalise it with your own message and add an image from the selection below.
Did you know I’m a pirate? Once a month, I volunteer with The Literacy Pirates to support children 1:1 and in small groups to practise reading and writing and help them get their work professionally published.
I volunteer because… / My favourite thing about volunteering is…
The Literacy Pirates are always looking for people to join their crew in Hackney, Haringey or online! Full training is provided so there’s no experience necessary.
Find out more on their website and join me as a Volunteer Crewmate!
I volunteer on a pirate ship – and I’d love for you to join me!
Once a month, I help children at The Literacy Pirates to practise reading and writing, and provide constant encouragement to boost their confidence.
The experience is…
No experience necessary and full training provided – find out more and sign up here!
Message someone directly
A direct message to someone you know might be the nudge they need to get involved. If you know anyone who could make a great Crewmate, why not ask them?
Click on the text below to copy it to your clipboard. Paste into an email or message, personalise and hit ‘send’!
I wanted to get in touch to see if you’d be interested in joining me at The Literacy Pirates’ as a Volunteer Crewmate?
Once a month, Volunteer Crewmates join in with The Literacy Pirates’ after-school sessions to help children practise reading and writing, and prepare stories, poems and other written pieces that are then professionally published.
I’ve been a Volunteer Crewmate for *X months/years* and have found the experience to be…
I thought this might be of interest to you because…
If you’d like to find out more information, I’m happy to tell you about my experience. You can also visit their website for more information and to sign up. https://literacypirates.org/volunteer/
Drop some flyers
Leave flyers in your workplace’s break room or at your local club, place of faith, library… Anywhere you think people might be interested in hearing about us.
You can download and print some flyers here, or get in touch and we can send some paper copies to you!