Welcome volunteers! Here is where you can book into sessions at The Hackney Pirates, as well as explore our range of resources to help you support our Young Pirates
Want to arrive up to date and ship shape? Then catch up on what's been happening in sessions on our Weekly Session Blog...
Join our Volunteers' Facebook group
This is a private group for our active crewmates. As well as updating you with the latest goings on at Pirate HQ, we'll be sharing links to interesting articles, videos and events happening in the area, particularly those involving fellow crewmates. If you would like to share anything with the crewmate community on Facebook, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
At the moment this is a closed group and only HP staff can post, but we will be bringing you ground rules once we get someone to take up the mantle of page admin. If you're interested and able to commit to this role, please get in touch with us at email@example.com
Check out our official Hackney Pirates Facebook page...
Please 'Like' us and share the page with anyone interested in volunteering with us or finding out more about our learning programme!
...and our Twitter feed
This is the official Hackney Pirates Twitter Account. Please 'Follow' us and share with anyone interested in volunteering with us or finding out more about our learning programme!
If you haven't already, please help us monitor our diversity
As many of you know, we are really interested in making sure that our volunteering opportunities reach a diverse range of people, so that our Young Pirates have the chance to work with a mixed range of role models and we can make sure that our organisation is truly open to everyone. As part of that commitment to diversity, we are now starting to collect data on our community ethnicity, so we can keep track of how we're doing without making assumptions about people.
Please help us by completing this short, one minute survey
The Hackney Pirates is a registered charity. We don't charge parents and families for our services, so donations are vital to allowing our work with young people to continue.
If you'd like to help us raise funds or to become a Hackney Pirates donor, please go to our Donate page
This section is designed to support you with volunteering by pointing you in the direction of useful resources. If there is a gap that you would like help with, or if you have a suggestion for some resources here, then please email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Hackney Pirates' Code
A Hackney Pirate is committed to exploration, pulls their weight on deck, and never lets another crew mate down.
The Hackney Pirates' Code of Conduct
You can read our Code of Conduct for Staff and Volunteers, and here's our Behaviour Policy too. These are really important so if you have any questions about anything you read in these two documents, please get in touch with us via email@example.com
You can also read our Complaints Policy and find out how to make a complaint and how we handle complaints.
The Hackney Pirates' Child Protection Policy
It's really important that you familiarise yourself with our Child Protection Policy. You first saw it on your Interested Pirates (registration) Form, and it was discussed at your Training session.
Please get in touch with us if you've any questions.
Keep it in your electronic treasure chest!
Here are our session resources, for you to enjoy with a nice cup of cocoa!
1. Reading Tips
2. Captain Splurge
3. The Refined Admiral
Red Beard The Reader
4. The Effort Challenge
6. Writing Islands
7. Capital Letters
10. Exciting Words
12. Setting Goals