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Volunteering Opportunities

Volunteering as a Student Tutor is a great way to decide if teaching is the career for you.

The Student Tutoring project places volunteers in the classroom in Primary, Secondary and SEN schools across Coventry, Leamington, Kenilworth and Warwick. Volunteers take on a teaching assistant role working alongside class teachers, providing much needed support to pupils.

Placements are arranged to suit each individual and volunteers are able to choose the type of school, location and subject of their choice.


PRIMARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOL

If you have already signed up to Student Tutoring and have any questions regarding Primary or Secondary schools, please email either:


SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS (SEN) SCHOOLS

We work with several SEN schools in the local area. If you have any questions regarding SEN schools please email:

You will be required to complete an application form (found here) and be invited to attend a short interview.

Location and Travel

Volunteers are required for sessions in Coventry, Leamington, Kenilworth and Warwick schools.

We will reimburse travel costs for this project. Visit our travel page to plan your journey to your volunteering activity.

How to get involved

Come to the Volunteering Fair on Friday 6th October, 10am - 3.30pm, Panorama Rooms, Rootes Building. More info

Email Adrian, Annija or Hannah for specific Primary and Secondary School questions. Email Shohan for specific SEN School questions. Otherwise, email warwickstudenttutoring@gmail.com.

Time Commitment

REMAINING COMMITMENTS IN TERM 1:

Student Tutoring Training Sessions:

All training sessions have now been completed. If you were unable to attend a session, you will be unable to volunteer with us this year. For alternative opportunities, please use the project search tool.

Safeguarding Essentials Training Sessions:

Online, one-hour session to be completed before the start of Week 9 (in addition to the Student Tutoring training above), the links for which have been emailed to all eligible volunteers.

Disability Awareness Sessions (SEN only):

  • Thursday 17 November (Week 7), 13:30 - 15:30, Meeting Room 4, SUHQ (sign up)

This must be completed in addition to the Student Tutoring & Safeguarding Essentials training above and the SEN Application form (found here) in order to volunteer in an SEN school.


TERM 2

Commitment to volunteering weekly throughout Term 2 (minimum one lesson + travel time).

  • If you decide you cannot commit to the project in Term 2, it is important that you email either Sarah Newell (Warwick Volunteers) or Student Tutoring immediately.
  • Remember, all activities related to Student Tutoring (including training sessions, the tutoring itself, the travel time to and from schools etc.) can be logged on your Hours Log
  • The full commitment to Student Tutoring provides the 20 hours of volunteering necessary for the Warwick Volunteers Certificate, and recognition on your Higher Education Achievement Report (HEAR).

TERM 3

Optional continuation of volunteering in schools throughout Term 3

Requirements

5 STEPS TO BECOMING A STUDENT TUTOR

  1. Register your interest with an email to warwickstudenttutoring@gmail.com (if you have already received emails from us, you are already registered to Student Tutoring)
  2. Complete the online application form for SEN schools (only) here.
  3. Sign up to all of the necessary Training Sessions (information found here; sign ups found here)
  4. Complete all the training required
  5. Complete an enhanced background check from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). If you have lived overseas for more than 6 months (with no breaks) in the past 5 years you need to obtain a ‘Certificate of Good Conduct’ from the relevant country in question (more information can be found here).