VTO provides free one to one tuition to children and young people (aged 8-18) to help tackle the attainment gap in Scotland. We work with young people from diverse backgrounds including those from low income families, care experience, EAL, or those faced with perceived barriers to learning. Our volunteers are responsible for developing a person-centred tutoring experience online. A key part of this role is relationship building, mentoring, instilling confidence, and empowering young people through education. Volunteers from a range of diverse backgrounds and experiences are welcome.
What will I be doing?
Working one to one with a young person who requires tutoring support online.
Relationship building and mentoring
Instilling a growth mind set towards learning
Monitoring and recording progress of learning and keeping in contact with your assigned Learning Communities Coordinator.
Tutoring in English, Maths and potentially other subjects, dependant on experience.
Sourcing and creating engaging ways to support pupils’ skills and learning.
What skills and experience will I develop through this role?
We want to support our volunteers through their time with us.
Satisfaction of giving something back and reducing the attainment gap.
Gain teaching, tutoring and youth work experience useful in careers working with young people.
Developing new enhanced communication skills.
Enhanced personal statement/ CV.
Fulfil volunteering requirement of Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme/ Saltire award scheme if eligible.
Reference after 6 months.
You will be asked to fill out an application form, be invited for an interview and as part of the selection process we require a check to be carried out through the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme for working with children. This involves a criminal record check which includes spent and pending convictions. This is the fullest form of criminal check available to us. VTO will assist with the processing of this and there is no cost to you.
The purpose of an Adult Instructor within the Sea Cadets is to assist in the development of young people as individuals and active citizens by providing training, guidance, direction and assistance.
The Sea Cadets aim to provide our young people with the best possible start in life through the application of nautical adventure and fun based on traditions of the Royal Navy.
The tasks of an Adult Instructor include but are not restricted to:
(a) Promoting and safeguarding the welfare of Children and Young People for whom they are responsible or with whom they come in contact and ensuring compliance with the MSSC's Child Protection Policy and Guidance Document.
(b) Delivering instruction and training to adults and cadets of the Sea Cadets in the subjects of the Sea Cadets syllabus and others as required by the Commanding Officer.
(c) Providing supervision of cadets and other young people engaged in Sea Cadet activities and on Sea Cadets premises.
(d) Assisting with the administrative functions of the Unit as required by the Commanding Officer.
(e) Applications of relevant Health and Safety and Safeguarding measures as laid down in Sea Cadets documentation and external regulations.
(f) Keeping up to date with changing Sea Cadet and external regulations on all matters pertaining to the training and supervision of Sea Cadets personnel.
(g) Undertaking role or activity training within the Unit and elsewhere to allow performance of any of the above tasks.
The Inclusive Homework Club was founded in 2018 to create an educational support hub for people with learning difficulties and from disadvantaged backgrounds in mind. In 2022 we began offering courses for adults, with our ESOL & IT Skills for Integration project for Refugees and Asylum Seekers.
Our team of dedicated volunteers is at the heart of what we do, providing education support and encouragement to children, families, and adults who need it most. By volunteering for the Inclusive Homework Club, you will gain new skills and experiences, but most importantly you will make a difference in the lives of undersupported adults.
If you can spare 2-3 hours per week during term time, you can help disadvantaged children achieve their potential!
We are urgently looking for Tutors who can provide educational support in Secondary Chemistry, Maths, and/ or Primary subjects.
We help children from P1 up to S6 in a wide range of subjects, so whatever your skills we want to hear from you!
We provide extra support for children with:
•Asylum seeking, refugee, and/or ethnic backgrounds.
•Families who have difficulty providing extra support.
As sessions are held for both primary and secondary students. Each session is usually for one-hour.
We are currently looking for tutors who can teach:
• Secondary Chemistry
• Primary subjects
• Online sessions (various subjects)
Currently, volunteering will take place face to face Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays. Thursdays will be an online session so that you can join in from home! An additional face-to-face session on Saturday is being considered dependant on tutor availability.
Our schedule is as follows:
•Monday/ Tuesday: 4pm-7pm @ Kinning Park Complex
•Wednesday: 4:30pm-6pm @ Clyde Community Hall
•Thursday: 4pm-7pm @ Online
Training will be provided on the 16th/17th of August (only attending one day is required), and our homework club will resume on the 21st.
We will contact you on Monday 14th to have a chat.
If you are interested please click the ‘Apply’ button below (available when logged in and registered). You will then be contacted by the Project Coordinator by email or phone. If you have not heard back after 5 working days, the first step is to contact the Project Coordinator, Carly at firstname.lastname@example.org. You could also check your junk/spam folder on your emails just in case the response is there. If that doesn’t work out then please feel free to contact Volunteer Glasgow at email@example.com.
A PVG is required to become a tutor so all interested applicants must be able to pass a background check. Having an existing PVG membership is preferred. However, we will start your PVG application if needed and related costs will be covered by us. Once you have your PVG cleared you are ready to go!
For more information, feel free to contact Abi (Volunteer Coordinator) at firstname.lastname@example.org or 07482695432.
Support North Lanarkshire residents in building skills & confidence. Support a tutor within an Adult Learning group. Groups offer a wide range of activities & qualifications: Literacy, Numeracy, ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages), Confidence Building, Health Walks , IT skills and many more opportunities.
Enjoy meeting new people, share your skills and build your experience.
Oshay’s Brain Domain CIC, previously known as Oshay’s FASD, was formed in 2019 to raise awareness, spread knowledge & understanding of what FASD is, and support for the individual with FASD.
We also provided a much needed support service for biological parents, foster carers, adoptive parents, kinship carers and step parents across the whole of the UK, as well as the professionals who work and support these families.
Now, after the Covid-19 pandemic, we have relaunched as Oshay’s Brain Domain’s CIC
This allows us to offer all our support and services to more people that are effected by ANY brain based condition.
We would like the support of a group leader/tutor fluent in Makaton and/or BSL to support parents and staff to relate with nonverbal children.
As part of our volunteer support package, we offer bi-monthly volunteer meetings during which volunteers can share updates, opinions, discussions, etc. Any out-of-pocket expenses are reimbursed and volunteer night outs. We can give references after 6 months commitment with our group.
Bookmark is a tech-led literacy charity supporting disadvantaged primary school children to give them a fairer chance in life. Currently one in four children leave primary school unable to read well. These children are more likely to experience poverty, face unemployment and have a lower life expectancy. At Bookmark we want every child to read, we make this happen this through our flexible, volunteer-led programme and making sure children have access to high quality reading materials as well as dedicated spaces to read in their schools. Bookmark is a registered charity in England and Wales, but you can volunteer online from anywhere in the UK.
For the children who need us, we are changing their story.
About the role:
You’ll help a 5-10 year-old learn to read, developing their skills and confidence. You will read together, play games, and see your reader progress, all through our secure online platform.
Our programme involves 30-minute sessions with the same child, twice a week, for six weeks at a time. You book your programme through our Volunteer Hub and select sessions at times that work with your schedule.
“It was such a wonderful experience. I was very happy knowing that I was helping someone. The child really improved a lot during the 6 weeks. It was really rewarding for me to see the improvement.” — Joe, Bookmark volunteer
If you are interested in volunteering, please find out more and apply on our website here! https://www.bookmarkreading.org/volunteer
Why volunteer with Bookmark?
Government data shows that the attainment gap is the largest it has been in 10 years. Redundancies, driven by tightening school budgets due to inflation and rising bills will mean that less children will receive one-to-one support.
As a Bookmark volunteer, you’ll be helping to support one of hundreds of children waiting for one-to-one reading support right now. You’ll do this by:
- Helping children who struggle with their reading to gain essential skills at a crucial age. This will prepare them to move up the school, ready to tackle new challenges without falling further behind. Three quarters of our volunteers noticed their reader become more confident with their reading.
- Making learning to read fun by bringing your own personality into the sessions and getting to know your reader’s interests. It’s amazing when you introduce a book, comic or poem for the first time that they love! 90% of teachers said that pupils enjoy reading more after our programme.
- Giving a child one-to-one attention and being a role model. Teachers have told us that children really benefit from this dedicated time and found it boosted their self-esteem and confidence as well as their reading. You can read more about this in our Impact Report.
Helping a child with their reading is also really fun and rewarding. Over 60% of our volunteers said their own wellbeing had improved because of volunteering with Bookmark.
We are looking for volunteers to work one to one online with a young person who requires support with their learning. You can choose to take part in our QuEST programme which is a form of tutoring aimed at helping a young person achieve a qualification (a member of our team will discuss the different opportunities available upon application) Volunteering with VTO involves relationship building, monitoring and recording progress of learning, supporting learning in English and/or Maths (potentially other subjects) and sourcing engaging ways to support pupils’ skills and learning.
Our volunteers focus on developing a person-centred tutoring experience through relationship building to instil confidence and increase motivation and educational attainment. Volunteers from a range of diverse backgrounds and experiences are welcome.
We ask for a minimum commitment of 6 months from being matched with a young person and ideally until the end of the academic year.
Volunteering Matters is a national volunteering and social change charity. We believe that everyone in the UK should have the opportunity to thrive. We bring people together, through the power of volunteering, to resolve some of society's most complex issues.
Our national project, Getting Together Matters, operates across Scotland, England and Wales. Getting Together Matters deliver virtual activities; online zoom groups and telephone only groups, to help people aged 50+ feel connected & reduce social isolation and loneliness. We have a timetable of events and activities each week and we are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help run the activities.
If you can spare an hour a week, have a computer & internet, and would be prepared to be consistent, enthusiastic & above all kind and considerate - we would love to hear from you!
Running the groups means logging on to the specific platform (Zoom or Telephone), at regular times, facilitating conversations and enjoying communication amongst our 50 + groups.
We would give training, arrange the set ups & show you how - cover the groups with you for a while, then you would facilitate one of our weekly groups.
Ideally Mondays or Fridays are good days, but we are open to what people have to offer & we can work from there. Lots of explanations available, so do reach out if you are at all interested but would like more info.
Help to create fun and engaging learning experiences for museum visitors at the Scottish Fisheries Museum, by helping with workshops and outreach activities tied.
Volunteers will support museum staff deliver and create learning activities aimed at schools, families and other visitors. The museum is keen to learn from volunteers and encourage them to share any arts or crafts expertise they have.
This is a great opportunity for someone who wants to gain experience, develop skills and confidence. Previous experience is not required as training and support will be given. The museum is happy to chat with volunteers about their needs and adapt roles to suit them.
The key tasks will include:
-Supporting Museum staff develop and deliver activities.
-Providing visitors with a positive learning experience.
-Supporting Museum staff to welcome visitors to events/activities.
-Encouraging and helping event participants to take part in activities.
-Helping set up and tidy away events.
Put your skills to use, learn new ones and play an active role in your community. Volunteering is easier than you think. with full support and training, you can volunteer on a flexible basis. Give young people the skills they need to succeed in life and discover how being part of the Scouting family can be as rewarding for you as it is for them.
What do volunteers do?
Week by week, our volunteers empower thousands of young people to learn new skills, make new friends and stand on their own two feet. They’re our everyday heroes. They shape young people’s lives for the better, and find out a whole lot about themselves in the process, too.
That’s where you come in.
You don’t need to be Bear Grylls to join us. You don’t need to have been a Beaver or Scout when you were younger. You don’t even need to know how to put up a tent. Our door is open to people of all ages, genders, races and backgrounds, and we’re only able to change lives because people like you lend a hand. We’re talking about tea makers, tidy-uppers and skill sharers. We’re talking about minibus drivers and first aiders. We’re talking about students who want to boost their CV, and parents who volunteer so they can spend more time together as a family.
Whatever your skillset, lend a hand for as little or as much time as you can spare, and we promise you’ll get more out than you put in.
We provide the training.
All of our adult volunteers receive full induction and ongoing training and support. Our training has been recognised with a National Training Award by UK Skills and over 90% of our volunteers believe that the skills and experiences they have gained have been of relevance to their working or personal lives.
You show up, get stuck in, and make memories for life.
As long as you're over 18, you can help out as a Beaver leader. There is no upper age limit for adult volunteers.
Sounds fun? Worthwhile? It is.