Volunteering at SIRG​

We are constantly looking for good people to help us with our mission. If you believe you can stand in the gap for people in your community, join us

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Role: Education Advocate

Context of role

SIRG Education advocates are focused on providing an empathetic and understanding voice of support to parents in Lewisham and surrounding boroughs. Our volunteer advocates are concerned, first and foremost, about the welfare of the child. To effectively address their needs, our aim is to establish, develop and maintain good working relationships with parents/carers, teachers, head teachers and various educational support staff and other agencies. As an advocate for the child, parent/carer you will be very much focused on meeting their needs.

Purpose of the role:

To work with families, parents, carers and the school to enable children and young people to have full access to educational opportunities and overcome the barriers to learning. This may include working with the wider family and community, in addition to a range of other related agencies.

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