Volunteer With Us

  • Help a bright student from a disadvantaged background beat the odds and get to a top university
  • Support someone else to get as much out of the education system as you have
  • Make a significant, lasting impact on a young person’s future
  • Gain valuable tutoring experience and enhance your CV
  • Grow in confidence and be a positive role model
  • Enhance your communication, mentoring and planning skills

You are only a few clicks away from transforming a young person’s life.

Volunteer With Us

Join over 900 people like you who are volunteering with us across the UK right now. Opportunities are filling up fast so start your volunteering journey today!

 

  • Help a bright student from a disadvantaged background beat the odds and get to a top university
  • Support someone else to get as much out of the education system as you have
  • Make a significant, lasting impact on a young person’s future
  • Gain valuable tutoring experience and enhance your CV
  • Grow in confidence and be a positive role model
  • Enhance your communication, mentoring and planning skills

You are only a few clicks away from transforming a young person’s life.

“My ability to digest and explain complex ideas in simple terms has improved dramatically. There are definitely times when I think I’ve learnt just as much, if not more, than my student!”

Samuel, Access Project Tutor

“My ability to digest and explain complex ideas in simple terms has improved dramatically. There are definitely times when I think I’ve learnt just as much, if not more, than my student!”

Samuel, Access Project Tutor

Why volunteer?

“I am feeling more confident in English and will become even more confident in the future. This is a great opportunity and should be taken immediately as it will benefit anyone; I am and always will be very grateful for it.”
Emre, Year 10 Access Project Student

“You tutoring our students makes a world of difference to them. It is not just about what you explicitly teach them, but the journey you have been on to get where you are. This is highly inspirational and motivational for our students and helps to set them on the path to their own journey. Do not underestimate your influence in transforming our students’ lives. You matter. Thank you.”
Su Wardrop, Deputy Head, Lilian Baylis Technology School

Join over 900 people like you who are volunteering with us across the UK right now. Opportunities are filling up fast so start your volunteering journey today!

Frequently Asked Questions.

Where does The Access Project operate?
We work in London and Birmingham and the Black Country for face-to-face tutoring. We provide online tutoring in the East Midlands towns of Ashfield, Mansfield and Shirebrook. If you want to tutor online you can be based anywhere, as long as you can travel to one of the locations above for the initial training session.
How do I help?
As a tutor you’ll be paired with a 14 to 18-year-old to support them to achieve their potential at GCSE or A-Level. In a weekly tutorial session you will address the topic/s that their teacher thinks they need most help with.
What qualifications do I need?
You need a degree in a subject to tutor it to A-Level and an A-Level in a subject to tutor it to GCSE.

Subjects sought: Maths, English, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Geography, History, French and Spanish. At A-Level only: Economics, Psychology and Politics.

Where can I tutor?
You can tutor in person in a public place convenient to you, like your office, a cafe or library. Alternatively there is the option to become an online tutor for a young person in a different area which can be done from anywhere where you have access to a laptop and the internet.
Can I tutor online?
Yes. Some of our tutors find online tutoring really convenient. (Please be aware that at the moment you either have to choose face-to-face tutoring or tutoring online – you can’t mix and match.)
How much time does this involve?
An hour a week across the school year plus preparation time in advance. Obviously holidays and illness mean sometimes you will have to postpone a session, but the aim is for one a week.

Contact info

The Dock
Tobacco Quay
Wapping Lane
London E1W 2SF

The Big Peg
120 Vyse St
Birmingham B18 6NF

0203 960 6592
info@theaccessproject.org.uk

Safeguarding number:
07542 881 501/020 3960 6592

NSPCC 24 hour line:
0808 800 5000

Contact info

The Dock
Tobacco Quay
Wapping Lane
London E1W 2SF

The Big Peg
120 Vyse St
Birmingham B18 6NF

0203 960 6592
info@theaccessproject.org.uk

Safeguarding number:
07542 881 501/020 3960 6592

NSPCC 24 hour line:
0808 800 5000