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 volunteer 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). 

How do I apply?

You will first need to complete a registration form –  you can either request one via volunteers@s4a.org.uk or you can download the registration form from here and email it over.

What happens next?

Once your registration form has been reviewed, you will be invited to an induction and training where we discuss the role further and find out which Learning Hub is best for you. Your assigned Learning Hub will depend on the experience that you are looking for and your availability – you may want to tutor in a specific subject or feel more comfortable at a certain level.

What will my commitment be?

We have lots of different sessions throughout the week and we’re positive there will be one that suits you! All our Learning 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)

Why should I volunteer?

Giving something back to your community is an invaluable experience, but our free AQA skills accreditation also build skills that are transferable to further education and future employment, such as time and project management, leadership, teamwork, communication, and endurance.

What can we offer you?

We offer different benefits that will make volunteering worth your while.

  • A free AQA Skills Accreditation that you can add your UCAS personal statements, CVs and job applications. It is a great way to demonstrate the skills you’ve built and is a great talking point at interviews.
  • 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.
  • We are a popular choice for those doing the Duke of Edinburgh Award or something similar. The volunteering hours can be used for the volunteering, skills and community sections for 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. This is great if you want something to add to your portfolios, add to CV’s and take along with you to interviews.

What experience do I need to volunteer?

You don’t need to have previous tutoring experience to volunteer with us but you will need to demonstrate that you are an approachable and friendly individual that is able to use the resources in the Learning Hubs in order to support the children and young people.

Will I need a DBS?

Before you can start volunteering with children and young people you will need a current DBS if you are aged 16 and over. 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.