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Classroom Assistants


What is involved?

Being a classroom assistant is the foundation of York Students in Schools. Each term schools ask us for support in their classrooms. This could be with a specific subject, assistance with one to one reading, supporting a pupil with special educational needs or just being an extra pair of hands to help! See all the types of roles available: School Placement Choices Document (PDF , 268kb)

As a classroom assistant you will be a role model to young people, discover more about the city you are studying in and gain experience to boost your skills and confidence to build your CV. There is no previous experience necessary and you can get involved at any stage of your university career.  


  • Placement: Half a day a week for 7 weeks (Weeks 3-10, no volunteering during schools half term)
  • Undertake a DBS check between Week 6 and Week 8 of term
  • Pre-placement training, 1.5 hours, Week 9 or 10 of term
  • Attend a school induction visit in Week 2 of the following term

Your placement - step by step guide

1. Apply for a Summer Term placement via Handshake

2. Complete a DBS Check between Week 6 and Week 8 

3. Attend pre-placement training in Week 9 or 10 

4. We will email you with your placement allocation by the end of the term you apply

5. Go along to your induction visit in Week 2 of the following term

6. Collect your logbook, badge and bus tickets (if required)

7. Volunteer for 7 weeks (no volunteering during schools half term week)

8. Have your logbook stamped

9. Complete your end of placement review

P‌lease get in touch with the Volunteering Team any time if you have a question or concern. Email or call 01904 323264.