Volunteer in Bradford

Become a volunteer in Bradford with The Access Project and help a bright student from a disadvantaged background beat the odds and get to a top university.

  • Support a young person in Bradford to get as much out of the education system as you have as their tutor.
  • Be a positive role model: make a significant, lasting impact on a young person’s future
  • Gain valuable tutoring experience and enhance your CV
  • Volunteer online for 1 hour a week supporting a student with their GCSE and A-Levels in one subject.

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

Volunteer in Bradford

Become a volunteer in Bradford with The Access Project and help a bright student from a disadvantaged background beat the odds and get to a top university.

  • Support a young person in Bradford to get as much out of the education system as you have as their tutor.
  • Be a positive role model: make a significant, lasting impact on a young person’s future
  • Gain valuable tutoring experience and enhance your CV
  • Volunteer online for 1 hour a week supporting a student with their GCSE and A-Levels in one subject.
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You are only a few clicks away from transforming a young person’s life.

 

“Volunteering with The Access Project has been one of the highlights of my week for the last 2 years – getting back into a subject and working with a young person. To anyone thinking about it, I would say go for it”

– Amanda, Access Project Volunteer Tutor 

“Volunteering with The Access Project has been one of the highlights of my week for the last 2 years – getting back into a subject and working with a young person. To anyone thinking about it, I would say go for it”

– Amanda, Access Project  Volunteer Tutor 

Why Volunteer With The Access Project

“Being on The Access Project has made a huge difference in my life! My tutor has made a massive difference in my life and I know she is always there to support me.”

Shivaruby, Access Project student 

“The effort you put into it is equally rewarded with the difference you make. I saw a big change in that my student became more confident in questioning things and it was great to see them understand new concepts each week.”

Owen, Access Project tutor 

Watch the moment top comedian Romesh Ranganathan surprised TAP student Ben who is tutored online by his TAP volunteer.

How do I become a volunteer in Bradford?

Changing the life of a young person from a disadvantaged background as an online volunteer tutor with The Access Project is simple. We want to make online tutoring as similar to the face-to-face experience as possible for young people across the country. From 2021 we will be launching our support in Bradford working closely with our partner schools in the area.

Supporting a young person from Bradford as a volunteer tutor is simple. To get started:

  1. Fill in our sign-up form including 2 character references.
  2. Complete our online safeguarding course. You will receive a CPD accredited certificate upon completion.
  3. Attend a 2.5-hour online training session introducing you to the programme, good tuition practices and the practical aspects of volunteering.
  4. Complete a DBS check organised by The Access Project.

Volunteer Tutoring Online FAQs

Where does The Access Project operate?

We work in over 30 schools in London, the Midlands and Bradford, supporting over 1500 students. In 2020/21, as a response to the COVID-19 situation, all tutoring will be delivered online. We hope to be able to resume face-to-face tutorials for students in the future.

How do I help?
As a volunteer tutor, you’ll be paired with a 14-18-year-old student to support them to achieve their potential in one of their GCSE or A-Level subjects.  In a weekly tutorial session, you will address the topics that their teacher thinks would be most helpful for them.
What qualifications do I need?
You need to be either a graduate or studying at university to tutor. You can tutor at GCSE if you have an A-level (grade B or higher) in the subject. If you want to tutor at A-level, you’ll need an undergraduate degree or equivalent qualification in the subject. You can also tutor a subject if your degree is in a related field (e.g. you can tutor English if you studied Law).  
What subjects can I tutor in?

We are looking for volunteer tutors in the following subjects, to coincide with the subjects taught at our partner schools –

GCSE and A Level –Biology, Chemistry, English, French, Geography, History, Maths, Physics, Spanish

A Level only – Economics, Politics, Psychology

We currently have a high demand for English, Maths and Science tutors at both GCSE and A-Level. 

Do I need specific equipment to tutor online?

Our dedicated online tutoring platform can be accessed via your internet browser and we will provide you with complete user guides, access to webinars and more information at your training session. 

We recommend you have the following to be able to tutor online: 

  • Access to a PC, laptop or tablet
  • A stable internet connection.
  • Be familiar with using video chat or online conferencing platforms, and how to share documents online
  • A quiet space without distractions (you may wish to use headphones)
  • For optimal experience, we recommend using Google Chrome as your browser when tutoring

Our dedicated team will be there to support you with any questions or issues you have when tutoring.

How do I get started?

It’s really easy to get started All you need to is:

  • Fill in our sign-up for You’ll need to tell us a bit about your education and employment and your reasons for volunteering.
  • Supply 2 character references. Your referees can’t be family members and should know you in a professional capacity, but don’t need to have line-managed you.
  • Complete our online safeguarding course. You will receive a CPD accredited certificate upon completion.
  • Attend a 2.5-hour online training session. This will introduce you to the programme, good tuition practices and the practical aspects of volunteering.
  • Complete a DBS check organised by The Access Project. You’ll need to fill out an online form and provide 3 forms of ID for verification at the online training session.
When can I apply?

You can apply at any point during the year, but tutoring takes place during the academic year. We train the majority of our volunteers in Summer and Autumn. In 2021 we will be hosting training in February as well and matching new tutors in March.

Can I apply if I don't have a degree?
We welcome applications from students currently at university to tutor at GCSE. However, as so much of our programme is focussed on university entry, we feel that having this experience is really important for our tutors. We won’t be able to accept your application if you are currently on a gap-year, but we’d love to hear from you once you start your university course!
Can I volunteer if I don’t live in the UK?
At this time, we can’t accept applications from volunteers who live outside the UK. We need all our tutors to have a DBS certificate, for which you need to have lived in the UK for at least 3 months. We would love to hear from you again if you move to the UK in the future.
How do I get started?
It’s really easy to get started All you need to is:

  • Fill in our sign-up form. You’ll need to tell us a bit about your education and employment and your reasons for volunteering.
  • Supply 2 character references. Your referees can’t be family members and should know you in a professional capacity, but don’t need to have line-managed you.
  • Complete our online safeguarding course. You will receive a CPD accredited certificate upon completion.
  • Attend a 2.5-hour online training session. This will introduce you to the programme, good tuition practices and the practical aspects of volunteering.
  • Complete a DBS check organised by The Access Project. You’ll need to fill out an online form and provide 3 forms of ID for verification at the online training session.

    Contact info

    128 Aldersgate Street
    Barbican, London
    EC1A 4AE

    Unit 302B, JQ Modern
    120 Vyse Street
    Birmingham, B18 6NF

    020 4513 5999
    info@theaccessproject.org.uk

    Media enquiries:
    line: 07767 100 581 (available Monday to Friday, 9am to 5:30pm)
    media@theaccessproject.org.uk

    The Access Project safeguarding line: 020 4513 5999 (available Monday to Friday, 9am to 5:30pm)

    NSPCC 24 hour line:
    0808 800 5000

      Contact info

      128 Aldersgate Street
      Barbican, London
      EC1A 4AE

      Unit 302B, JQ Modern
      120 Vyse Street
      Birmingham, B18 6NF

      020 4513 5999
      info@theaccessproject.org.uk

      Media enquiries:
      line: 07767 100 581 (available Monday to Friday, 9am to 5:30pm)
      media@theaccessproject.org.uk

      The Access Project safeguarding line: 020 4513 5999 (available Monday to Friday, 9am to 5:30pm)

      NSPCC 24 hour line:
      0808 800 5000