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Educational Volunteer
KeshetUK
  • Salary
  • Location Barnet, Greater London,Kenton, Greater London,Ilford, Greater London
  • Job Type Voluntary
  • Category Training , Teaching
  • Sectors Education
  • Job Reference : Will be requested as part of the induction process

Job Description

KeshetUK is recruiting enthusiastic volunteers to help create a world where no one is forced to choose between their LGBT+ and Jewish identity. We work with Jewish schools, youth groups, synagogues and wider community organisations. For example, last year we delivered sessions to over 3,100 young people in schools and we’d love for you to join us! 

Our volunteer roles don’t require any previously experience – we offer thorough training. Our Educational Volunteers play an important role in KeshetUK’s work. For all of our volunteering roles, our priority is that you feel prepared. 

As an Educational Volunteer, some of the opportunities include:

  • Co-delivery of KeshetUK’s assemblies and workshops in Jewish schools for years 7 to 13 

  • Co-facilitation of training to teachers at Jewish primary and secondary schools 

  • Supporting the facilitation of our LGBT+ inclusion training 

  • Co-facilitating our leadership training in youth and young adult organisations 

  • Co-ordinating our innovative educational enrichment activities (for example our film series and festivals programme) in collaboration with Jewish communities 

  • Working with KeshetUK staff to develop content for our education programme 

We are particularly in need of volunteers who have daytime availability and experience of working in formal and informal education settings. 

What you can gain from volunteering with KeshetUK: 

  • Contributing and impacting to the vision of a world where no one is forced to choose between their LGBT+ and Jewish identity 

  • Develop informal education skills and confidence 

  • Evidence for future jobs around facilitation skills, time management, an additional reference 

  • Flexible opportunities around your commitments 

  • Get to meet new and inspirational people from your communities 

  • Participate in social events for volunteers 

  • Knowledge of the Jewish and LGBT+ communities through the training you will receive and the people you will meet 

Training & Support Provided: 

  • All volunteers complete an induction which will be a minimum of 6 hours 

  • When you are delivering, you will be paired with a senior volunteer or staff member 

  • You will be given training in all aspects that KeshetUK believe are necessary for your role. 

  • We offer 1-1 mentor support 

  • You will be supported by our Director of Programmes and Programme & Volunteer Officer

What we would like you to bring to the role: 

  • Commitment to KeshetUK’s vision and mission 

  • Willingness to speak publicly (we will train you on this if you do not have this experience yet!) 

  • Being a good communicator and listener 

  • A willingness to talk about your journey as an LGBT+ person or an ally (someone who is not LGBT+ but actively supports the community); Training and ongoing support will be provided for this 

  • Being willing to travel within London and to activities outside of London if necessary 

  • Ability to answer challenging questions (with which we will support you) 

  • Be reliable and follow guidance 

  • Time management skills, as sessions will need to be kept to a time frame 

  • Reflect on sessions that you have observed or delivered 

  • Being able to deliver activities on topics relating to gender and sexuality 

  • Being available for a minimum of 3 hours per month 

  • An understanding of the Jewish and LGBT+ communities would be advantageous, but not essential 

For more information about volunteering and a full role description - please see our website and the PDF below. 

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