We are seeking enthusiastic people, with
patience, to help children learn to play chess.
We require a volunteer in
Bournemouth to run a
school chess club. Please contact Dan Staples (see below).
Library Club. CSC supports a club at Pimlico Library and is
looking for volunteers to help run it.
CSC is looking for volunteers to run a
chess club at York
Explore - Central Library on Sunday afternoons.
CSC is looking for a volunteer to run a
lunchtime chess club at a
Kidderminster primary school.
For any of the above please contact Dan Staples - .
Are you retired or
studying? Could you spare one or two hours a
week? Chess in Schools and Communities are
looking for volunteers for schools and the
We can offer you the opportunity to run a
chess club in a library as well as helping tutors in schools
in term time and/or running after-school or lunchtime chess
Experience of working with young people
and knowledge of chess are an advantage, but the main
qualifications are enthusiasm for the game and the ability
to communicate this to children. You don't have to be a
chess expert or have previous experience. In schools you
will work alongside a CSC tutor. In a library you will have
a librarian to provide help and advice.
We will provide you with free training
and support. We will fund a Disclosure and Barring
Service (DBS) – formerly the CRB or Criminal Record
Bureau - check. Our coaching courses will equip you to
run a library or school club and help a tutor teach chess in
a classroom. We hold regular coaching courses in and
around the UK.
for more information.
Providing a chess club at your local
library would help provide a valuable service to your local
Many of the schools enrolled in our
programme operate in challenging circumstances, but a chess
club is an excellent way of raising children's aspirations
If you want to give something back to
your local community and/or are interested in gaining
classroom experience, CSC will be very pleased to hear from
Chess in Schools and Communities is a
growing enterprise the schools we are currently active in
are listed on our Project pages. If there does not seem to
be a CSC project near you, please get in touch. Libraries
and schools contact us all the time and we may have
opportunities in your area.
opportunities are here or email Dan Staples for further information.