Literacy Pirates

a fleet of learning centres in Hackney, Haringey and soon beyond

Volunteer Taster Events

Volunteer Taster Sessions

To become a Literacy Pirates' volunteer, the first stage is to attend a Taster. These sessions are designed to give you a flavour of what we do here aboard ship, so you can see if volunteering with us is the right thing for you.

Taster sessions take place aboard one of our ships and last around 1 hour 15 minutes. 

At the end of the session, if you'd like join our volunteering programme, we will then start your DBS application process. We will need to see 3 forms of ID to complete the form. Please read our DBS Instructions for Volunteers for what you'll need to bring.

Once signed up, you'll receive full details. If you have any further questions at this stage, please contact




We will send you more details about the taster in an email shortly. If you have any further questions, please contact