This project provides the opportunity for York students to volunteer in local schools. Our students love to inspire a passion for learning and share their own educational experiences with young people.
Looking for student volunteers?
Every year we place around 700 student volunteers in local schools. If you're looking for students to volunteer in your school, we'll guide you though how it works.
What's on offer?
York students can provide support in your classroom as volunteer assistants (students do eight half day sessions over an academic term), or through mentoring, projects and language support. They can also deliver a talk or workshop about university life, specific courses or subject areas, or cultural workshops. This can be done in a variety of ways including placements and one-off support. Student volunteers can support:
- specific subject areas, lessons or classes
- extra curricular activities
- specific pupils or groups.
They can also create resources for a particular project, and deliver a talk or workshop about university life and specific courses or subject areas.
How does it work?
- We email schools at the beginning of each term to find out what support you would like for the following term and how many volunteers you need.
- Students are then matched according to your requirements and theirs. After this they will often attend an induction visit to your school to meet teachers and be shown around the school.
- Students have to go through a training programme and DBS check to become a volunteer
- You'll need to have a 'link teacher' at your school who will be our main point of contact for arranging volunteering, as well as the contact for student volunteers.
If you'd like to find out more please get in touch to discuss your requirements.