Write a letter to the school to apply to be a volunteer. In the letter:
– Introduce yourself and give details of your children who attend the school
– Explain why you are interested in the position
– Talk about any relevant experience that you have with children
Dear Sir or Madam,
My daughter attends your school, and has recently informed me that you are looking for long-term volunteers to attend school trips. I am the mother of Saffron Monsoon; she is in fourth year, in Mrs Bonham-Carter’s class.
I thought that since I have such a long relationship with the school I would put myself forward. I think I might be better prepared than most as I was a primary school teacher for over four years before having my daughter and leaving my career.
I work from home the vast majority of the time and so I am looking for opportunities to participate in community events to make sure that I interact with other people, and I couldn’t help but think that I’d be a perfect fit for your science trips.
Do give me a call if there are any places still available.