Help children get to grips with words and numbers by volunteering in a local primary school.
Time: One lunchtime a week or fortnight
Where: A local primary school
Lloyd’s Community Programme volunteers are active in over twenty schools in East London each week – making a huge impact in the lives of hundreds of children.
Literacy and numeracy are the building blocks of a good start in life. They also open up all kinds of opportunities beyond school, whether getting a good job or just getting along socially.
Schools in Tower Hamlets have made impressive strides in helping children achieve more, and our business volunteers build on that good work.
As one of them, you’d spend a lunchtime (either once a week or fortnight) working with individual children to make numbers fun, or to help them develop their reading, comprehension and verbal skills. In turn, the kids get more than just a leg-up in English and Maths: they get an insight into the world of work and business that’s on their doorstep.
The one-to-one interaction with you, an adult from the city, also enhances their communication skills and builds self-confidence. And you’ll find there’s nothing like half an hour with an enquiring and enthusiastic nine year-old to help inject your day with some fresh energy.