We are fortunate to attract volunteers to support our school and greatly value their input in the classroom. However due to increased popularity, we are fully booked for the remaining of this academic year.

Please keep in touch by viewing our website and contact us in future.

Those who wish to volunteer for various projects, please read the information below and visit our fundraising pages. Thank you.

Volunteer Roles

There are many different roles volunteers play at The Collett School. These are some of the ways people have been involved in the school over the past few years:

  • Reading with children
  • Working as a Teaching Assistant
  • Delivering subject-specific lessons
  • Providing workshops in music
  • Counselling
  • Driving minibuses
  • Residential Trips with groups of children
  • Fundraising
  • Teas and Coffees at Parents' Evenings
  • Gardening
  • After School Clubs and Activities
  • PE/ Sports Activities
  • Knit and Natter
  • Repairs to bikes and cars on site with children
  • Shopping trips with classes/ groups
  • Travel Training with older pupils
  • Business Enterprise projects with pupils
  • Story telling
  • Story writing with pupils

DBS and Safeguarding

DBS Checks

We always scrutinise applications for working with our pupils through DBS checks to ensure adults - paid or voluntary, working at The Collett are not barred from doing so.


Every member of voluntary and paid staff are expected to undertake stringent Safeguarding training to ensure the safety of each and every member of our pupil community. Robust Whistleblowing policies are in place and the school is acutely aware of the procedures regarding Child Protection and safeguarding each child.

How to Apply to Volunteer at The Collett School

Thank you very much for considering volunteering at The Collett School.

Please email admin@collett.herts.sch.uk

for the attention of Mrs Kasia Fejcher-Akhtar with your contact details and information about what volunteering roles you are interested in and, what frequency. For example, it may be that you wish to share your skills in carpentry for one day, or, paint classrooms/ children's playground equipment in the holidays or, would like to read with children on Thursday afternoons in term-time etc.

Also, please consider what you want to get from the experience - is it altruistic - simply 'giving back' or do you need your experience to support you accessing a teaching placement, or work experience to apply for a post in special needs? We would want to make the experience enriching and fulfilling for your future destinations as well as for the children you would be working with/ the adults of The Collett community.

As you can imagine, volunteering is a highly rewarding experience at The Collett School. The children always come first and with limited funds we do not have the capacity to take on more than 10 volunteers at a time. As such, there may be a waiting list for volunteering with us - please bear this in mind.

Again, thank you very much for considering volunteering with us. We love having so many people part of our extended family supporting our children/ young people/ adults.