Literacy Pirates

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


Volunteer Training


Your next step to becoming a Volunteer Crewmate is to attend a Training Session. These sessions are designed to give you strategies and tips for working with our Young Pirates, so that you're ready to make an impact on their learning.

Sessions take place aboard one of our ships, and last around 3 hours. Being a Pirate can be thirsty work so there's plenty of free tea and a coffee! 

We will need to complete your DBS application form at the beginning of the session. Please read our DBS Instructions for Volunteers for what ID and documents you'll need. If you have already completed the form with us and your DBS Certificate has arrived, please bring it along with you.

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