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York Students in Schools

York Students in Schools connects students from the University of York with local schools, to help make a difference to the lives of young people in York. Students support schools and learning through a wide range of placements and projects, from nursery to college levels.

The scheme is open to all students and helps to build skills and provide valuable work experience for any future career.

Covid-19 Update

We are working closely with schools to place volunteers in face to face roles where safe and to support remote activities. Some roles are on hold but you can continue to get involved. Join York Students in Schools via Handshake.

APPLICATIONS ARE OPEN! Take a look at the roles available and apply via Handshake.

There are lots of different roles you can get involved in each term. Here are a few of our regular opportunities:

  • Classroom assistants give half a day a week, to help a specific class or subject.
  • Our award winning English or Maths GCSE tutors help people achieve their potential.
  • Project teams share their interests and raised aspirations by designing and delivering workshops and events.
  • Speak another language? Language support volunteers help pupils in their native language, offer translation support and share their culture with a class activity.

Want to know what it’s like to volunteer in schools? Find out more from previous volunteers. 


About York Students in Schools

York Students in Schools is an award winning scheme which was first set up by students in 1994. Each year we work with about 50 schools at all levels and on average 700 students a year participate in the scheme, from a full range of departments and levels of study. This equates around 21,000 hours of time. 

The programme is delivered by the Student Volunteering Team in Careers and Placements with the support of a fantastic team of Student Managers. 

Contact us at ysis@york.ac.uk