Whether you’re looking for something online or in-person, we’ve got volunteering opportunities that will allow you to make a real difference.

Success4All’s mission is to prepare children and young people from the local community for a brighter future.  Our volunteers are the pillar of our success. Without their generous support and commitment, we could not run any of our services.

We currently have four volunteer opportunities which allow you to:

  • Tackle educational inequality in person or from the comfort of your own room or office.
  • Get to know the North East’s diverse communities.
  • Share your own experience and inspire a generation.

Learn more about our volunteering opportunities below or email volunteers@s4a.org.uk to speak to our team.

Summer School

Success4All’s Summer School are a week-long free offer for children in the community. It’s a week of endless sports, STEM & outdoor adventures.

Learning Hub Tutor-Befriender

A flexible opportunity to support young learners with their homework in a relaxed and informal learning environment.

Online Tutor-Befriender

Provide much-needed one-to-one tutoring to the same young learner over the course of 6-weeks.

STEM & After-school Clubs

Share your passion for STEM, crafts or languages with our community and see how your passion can make a difference


Our volunteers gain first-hand experience working with children & young people. They also:

  • Learn, develop & discover new skills.
  • Make a lasting positive impact on the local community.
  • Don’t need to know all the answers nor do they need to know all the school subjects inside out.

All of our volunteers transform the lives of our young people by being positive role models who ignite a lifelong love for learning.

Mirelle is one of our inspiring online volunteer tutor-befrienders.

Watch her volunteering story and hear her speak about her experience volunteering with Success4All and the lasting impact volunteering has had on her.


When we say Success4All, that extends to our volunteers too. We want our volunteers to succeed which is why we offer:

  • Accreditation: One of the only charities in the North East where you can gain an AQA Skills Level 3 Accreditation in Peer Tutoring and Befriending and an ASDAN CoPE Level 3, which carries 16 UCAS points.
  • Duke of Edinburgh Award: A popular choice for those doing the Duke of Edinburgh Award or similar. Your hours earned can be used for the volunteering, skills and community sections for any DofE Award Level.
  • Recognition: An awards validator for vInspired, an online directory of volunteer opportunities across England. It allows you to be recognised for the amount of hours you do – the more hours you commit, the higher the award!
  • Univeristy Credits: Part of the Career Development Module at Newcastle University. This means volunteering with us will carry 20 credits towards your degree, and will give you vital work experience to develop the necessary graduate skills employees want when you leave University.
  • Comprehensive Training: Before you start volunteering you Success4All, you will be provided with comprehensive training that will support you as a volunteer tutor-befriender.
  • Community: As a volunteer, you will become a member of our community. That means all of us at Success4All will be rooting for your success. If there’s something we can do to support your journey, we will always try our best to do it. We also organise annual social and volunteer events for you to get involved with. Volunteering for a small charity also means, you get to see the direct impact you have and you’ll get to know our team.


We are always looking for volunteers who want to share their knowledge and skills while gaining experience and developing their own skillsets.

As a volunteer, you will want to engage, equip and empower young learners with the confidence and skills they need to succeed.

To become a Success4All volunteer, you must download and complete our registration form and email it to us at volunteers@s4a.org.uk, or you can apply  by completing our digital registration form by visiting https://tinyurl.com/S4AVolunteer

If you have any questions about our volunteering opportunities or you’re not sure about anything, please do not hesitate to email us at volunteers@s4a.org.uk


You don’t need to have any previous tutoring experience, but you’ll need to show you are an approachable and friendly person that is able to support the children and young people.
Yes, we’ll give you training before you start volunteering to make sure you’re confident working with a tutee. We’ll teach you useful techniques for engaging with students and how to get the most out of a session. We also have lots of handy resources to make your role even easier!
Yes – if you are aged 16 and over you will need a DBS. Don’t worry if you don’t have one, we can arrange this for you at a low cost.
Yes, we can reimburse your bus and metro travel expenses, so you’re not left out of pocket!
After reviewing your registration form, you will be invited to a training/induction session where we’ll chat about the role and agree the day and time that you’ll deliver your session/s.
For our online volunteering, parents/guardians register their children to 6-week tuition blocks, which are scheduled throughout the academic year to coincide with school half-terms. Our current online tutoring sessions take place on Mondays & Tuesdays from 4:30pm to 6pm and on Saturdays from 1:30pm to 3pm. We ask that you deliver one of these sessions per week for a minimum of 6 weeks. For in-person volunteering, our current Learning Hub days are Wednesdays and Saturdays. We will be adding additional days and locations soon.
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“I volunteered for s4a during my 3rd year of my undergrad degree and my PGCE. I found the experience invaluable, as it enabled me to work with kids from a range of different backgrounds, both high and low ability. I was able to apply successfully for a PGCE course, and I’m now an NQT at a school in Newcastle!”

“I think the work you guys do is brilliant and it personally helped me achieve the highly sought after, NCL award with Newcastle University. To achieve the award, you had to show commitment to extracurricular activities and I believe Success4All was the best possible way to do that.”

“I was volunteering at S4A because it was for university and also because of experience. It was a great way for me to feel more comfortable working and helping kids and their training sessions were absolutely priceless and are helping me a lot in university.”

“Over the course of only a year, Success4All helped me develop my interpersonal skills due to working with children and adults of mixed ages. These skills have then furthered my confidence with engaging people to allow me to reach out to opportunities to find my passion. I study Event Management, and S4A helped develop key skills in regards to people in order for me to further myself in this industry.”

‘I’m at Newcastle University and I’m studying Biomedical Sciences. Success4all helped me with my application into University as I was able to write my volunteering in my personal statement and I was able to complete my Duke of Edinburgh award because of it. I was also able to interact with other volunteers who were already at university, so if I had any questions I could ask them.’

Imogen, Volunteer

‘The experience of working at S4A was very positive for me. Me working as a tutor and befriender was completely new for me and I after working at S4A I am a lot more confident about becoming a primary school teacher. The staff was really nice so coming to the learning hub or the office was always a pleasure.’

Kyra, Volunteer

‘Volunteering has had an impact on my life as I am able to see life in a different perspective. Working with a range of people from all different backgrounds has helped me gain and expand knowledge as you learn new things. It has been a rewarding experience as there is a sense of feeling that I have had an impact on someone else’s life whether that is small or big.’

Tanya, Volunteer