Volunteers help to support staff at Chailey Heritage School in their work with the young people and allow them more time to use their trained skills. In this way, voluntary help can considerably enrich the lives of the young people, whether at school, or on the residential bungalows. A voluntary helper should be a friendly and understanding person, who likes children and has time to make a regular commitment, however small, perhaps a session/day once a week although occasionally volunteers can be accepted on an irregular basis.
A volunteer's health should generally be good and certainly up to the tasks which might be undertaken. However we will consider applicants who have a disability. As there are such a wide variety of activities available it is usually possible to place volunteers of differing abilities into suitable and appropriate positions.
Volunteers will be subject to an enhanced disclosure via the Criminal Records Bureau and references/health checks will be requested. They will also need to complete a two day induction programme.
The needs and opportunities for voluntary help at Chailey Heritage School are regularly reviewed to ensure that volunteers are allocated to tasks best suited to them and where they are most needed. The following list gives you an idea of the wide range of activities in which volunteer's can take part:
|Horse Riding||These activities take place throughout the school day.|
|Swimming||Swimming sessions during the school day and there is a fun Swimming Club on a Monday evening.|
|Assisting Teachers||Helping with classroom activities and helping with class outings.|
|Administration||We are always grateful for help with administration duties.|
|Drivers||We are always looking for drivers to help with school and residential bungalow trips.|
|Residential bungalow assistants||
We need help in the evenings and at weekends to read stories, push wheelchairs on outings, play games, help with Scouts or Guides etc.
We are currently especially in need of volunteers to:
If any of these activities appeal to you and you would like to help, please get in touch with our Voluntary Services Co-ordinator:
Your enquiry will be dealt with in a friendly informal manner, in confidence and without commitment on either side.