We are very lucky to have a number of volunteers, who regularly come into work with the classes throughout the school to enhance their learning. Volunteers come into hear children read, help run the school library and to support extra-curricular activities such as workshops and outings.
Etz Chaim is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. If you think you may be able to offer some of your time, please contact the school office. We will arrange for you to have a DBS check carried out prior to you joining us in school for regular volunteers. All our volunteers will carry out an online safeguarding training course as well as read the Parent Volunteer Policy.
If you think you may be able to offer some of your time, please contact the school office.
Here are some comments from our volunteers.
“Reading with the children is an absolute pleasure and always makes me smile seeing how enthusiastic and keen they are when I come in. I have volunteered at Etz Chaim for many years and continue to do so even though my son is now in secondary school. I enjoy giving back to the community and watching the children grow. “ Mrs Gilbert
“I really enjoy using my previous experience as a primary school teacher in a volunteering capacity at Etz Chaim. I love being with these special children, watching them improve over the year & seeing their enjoyment of their progress & their fun of reading. I feel very honoured to be back in the school environment.” Mrs Lazarus
“In the heat of a hard day at work, the time I take to come to Etz Chaim and read with the kids is always the jewel of my day. It's like an island of dreams with a peaceful and charming environment where I can, even for a little while, leave aside the huff and puff and focus on what matter’s most. To hear the children reading so adequately and beautifully, to see their smiles when they come to take their place next to me and to hear their shy laughter when we translate funny words, is a blast, an adrenalin booster.
Volunteering at school, inspires my day and gives me a boost for the week. Equally, to witness the dedication and commitment of the school staff, their attention, their willingness to help, the care and dedication, reminds me time and again how lucky we are to have our school and the education team to guide or kids.
I'm always hoping they will invite me to come in more! You are lucky if you given the opportunity!” Dr Guy Doron