YSIS coordinates volunteer work in schools. It uses student volunteers to provide help through two main types of activities: student tutoring and student mentoring.
Student tutoring involves a student volunteer working to support learning in a classroom situation. A teacher is present at all times and the tutor works alongside the teacher to help school students with their curriculum-based learning. The scheme offers help not only to children with learning difficulties and also to the more able children, who also benefit from the help students can give.
Student mentoring involves a student volunteer working to support development in a one-to-one situation. The mentor shares his or her experience with the schoolchild, to raise their aspirations, increase their motivation and to provide a positive role model.
For more information on how students can help, please visit the YSIS website.