Volunteering

We are recruiting people to become Tutors and Befrienders that share the same local vision and drive to build a strong sense of community and positively develop the places in which they live. Volunteering with Success4All gives you the opportunity to share your knowledge and skills with the children and young people in the community at the same time as gaining and developing your own.

As a Tutor Befriender, you will play a key role to help close the educational attainment gap between affluent and less affluent areas by helping the children complete their school work and extra studies (Click here for more details about the roles and responsibilities). After your training, you will be assigned to a Learning Hub that suits your timetable. Your assigned Learning Hub will also depend on the experience that you are looking for – you may want to tutor in a specific subject or feel more comfortable at a certain level. All our Hubs and Clubs run after-school for 1 hour 30 minutes – 2 hours. We need reliable volunteers who can dedicate and commit to at least one of these sessions per week. (Click here to view timetable)

Giving something back to your community is a good enough reason to volunteer, but our free AQA skills accreditation’s also build skills that are transferable to further education and future employment, such as time and project management and leadership, teamwork, communication and endurance.

Our volunteer places as a Peer Tutor, Club Leader and Fundraiser provide you with an opportunity for further training and personal enterprise. And here’s how . . .

– UCAS endorses AQA Skills Awards for inclusion in students’ personal statements – they are well regarded, high quality and an excellent recognition of success.

– We are part of the Career Development Module at Newcastle University. Volunteering with us as part of this module will carry 20 credits towards your degree, and will give you vital work experience to develop the necessary graduate skills employees are after when you leave University.

– The AQA Skills Accreditation and volunteering hours can also count towards your Skills section and Voluntary Service section at any DofE Award Level.

– We are an awards validator for vInspired, an online directory of volunteer opportunities all over England. It allows you to log and be recognised for the amount of hours you do. After 10, 30, 50 and 100 you can apply for a nationally recognised award directly from us. Please see the vInspired handbook below to learn more about this opportunity.

A survey carried out by TimeBank through Reed Executive showed that among 200 of the UK’s leading businesses;

  • 73% of employers would recruit a candidate with volunteering experience over one without,
  •  94% of employers believe that volunteering can add to skills
  •  94% of employees who volunteered to learn new skills had benefited either by getting their first job, improving their salary, or being promoted

Before you can start volunteering with children and young people you will need a current DBS. Don’t worry if you don’t already have one, we can tell you how to at a low cost.

We also reimburse your bus and metro travel expenses, so you are not left out of pocket.

If you are interested in volunteering, please download a Volunteer Registration Form, and email it to volunteers@s4a.org.uk.

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