Homework Clubs


Homework Clubs - Applications now closed

Would you like to help local children and young people improve their study skills, build their confidence and raise their aspirations about further and higher education?

The Homework Club Programme gives Queen’s University volunteers the chance to provide homework support to children and young people who live in areas of educational underachievement. These pupils may not have the opportunity to complete their homework at home which can lead to underachieving in school, low confidence and limited future opportunities.

Homework Clubs is a perfect opportunity for you to make a positive change in your community, get involved in something rewarding and gain hands-on experience for your personal and professional development.

Tasks

  • Helping children/young people with their homework
  • Raising aspirations of children/young people in relation to further and higher education by engaging in meaningful conversation, organising recreational activities, encouraging pupils to fulfil their potential and sharing your positive educational experiences
  • Being an ambassador for Queen’s University and Queen’s Students’ Union
  • Attending relevant training/induction and all Homework Club meetings
  • Promptly responding to emails and/or phone calls in relation to your volunteer role
  • Undertaking Access NI (criminal record) check, if your allocated Club requires
  • Recording hours of volunteering to achieve Millennium Volunteers Award* or the Prestige Award**
  • Working towards Degree Plus
  • An optional opportunity to attend specialised awareness workshops on areas such as special educational needs (keep checking your Queen’s email inbox for invitations)
  • Some Clubs have a Lead Volunteer role available. Tasks may include supporting the Homework Club Co-ordinator with organising a volunteer rota, communicating with other volunteers in the Club and planning and preparing activities

* If aged 25 or under. ** If aged 26 or above.

Rewards

You will:

  • Get experience with young people
  • Develop your communication skills and self-confidence
  • Make a valuable contribution to your community
  • Be registered for a Millennium Volunteers Award* or a Prestige Award**
  • Be eligible to apply for a Queen’s Degree Plus Award

* If aged 25 or under. ** If aged 26 or above.

Eligibility

We ask that you:

  • Have experience and/or an interest in tutoring and supporting children/young people
  • Are patient, reliable, creative, flexible and open-minded
  • Have good communication skills and organisational skills
  • Are committed - these children/young people rely on your consistent support, so you must be able to commit fully to this role

(If your timetable permits, we ask you to consider a commitment over both semesters)

If you require any further information please contact us on homeworkclubs@qub.ac.uk

Recruitment Process

  1. Submit application form
  2. Candidates will be notified if their application has been successful
  3. Successful candidates attend mandatory training
  4. Processing of Access NI checks (can take 1-3 weeks)
  5. Local Induction at Homework Club
  6. Begin Role

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Lucia Kearney
Volunteer & Development
Support Officer

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volunteer@qub.ac.uk

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Students' Union

Vivienne Courtney
Volunteer Officer

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volunteer@qub.ac.uk

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Students' Union

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