Our work at MKBT reaches out to the lives of over 33,000 children and young people in and around Milton Keynes every year. This work is only possible with the help and support of our volunteers. We are so grateful for the commitment and hard work of all our volunteers in whatever their role may be.
If you have some spare time and a desire to work with or for children or young people, to have a positive impact upon their lives, MKBT would love to hear from you.
Since our work has now returned to normal after the pandemic, we are extremely keen to recruit more volunteers to support us, in schools and projects, but also in office administrative work. Please do get in touch if you have time to offer. We would also love to hear from our previous volunteers!
There are many ways to be involved with us and your local schools, through assemblies, RE lessons or projects, for example. We aim to support anyone able and willing to commit to serving schools in some way. There are also many other ways to help our work in schools in the office, such as in the area of administration or finance.
There is a brief description of various roles in schools below. Please contact Carol for more information on these and other options. Ring 01908 270670 and leave a message, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
What they do: Learn an engaging script and story to present to children and young people in schools.
Time required: A minimum of one assembly per half term, lasting approximately 1 hour in either the morning or afternoon during term time only.
What they do: RE lessons vary from school to school and can be from just one lesson to two lessons per morning/afternoon session. The RE lessons can be on a range of different subjects from what it is like to be a Christian to peer pressure, from mission work to the resurrection.
Time required: This is varied depending on the school’s requirements. On average one session will be approximately 1 hour either in the morning morning or afternoon, during term time.
What they do: Use pre-prepared materials to present a simple drama to communicate a Bible story (Christmas and Easter Cracked). Other projects we run would involve using pre-written workshops and resources. These, like the RE lessons, are delivered on a number of different topics, eg Leadership, Respect, Ethics or Emotional Wellbeing. Within our projects we also run our reflective/prayer spaces.
Perhaps one of our biggest projects you could get involved with is Hope MK. Each year it takes a lot of people to make Hope MK happen, from adult leading teams, or in support roles, to churches/organisations or individuals hosting projects and young leaders.
Time required: This is very varied as some projects run for 1 hour whereas others could be a whole day workshop. Some workshops, prayer spaces for example, could simply need setting up and taking down – depending on the school’s needs.
What they do: We work closely with the schools to deliver Christian Union lunch clubs. This give the pupils a chance to explore their faith in a casual, non-threatening environment. We also have new opportunities to help with Guardians of Ancora after school sessions, which use a Scripture Union computer game on tablets to help primary school children to explore Bible stories and their meaning.
Time required: minimum of 1 hour per week at lunch time or after school, during term time.