School Volunteering

Students in Schools

Students in Schools offers the opportunity for students to volunteer in local primary and secondary schools across Cheshire and the Wirral.  Our volunteers will provide support to school pupils in a variety of ways including one-to-one mentoring, tutoring, classroom support, paired reading groups and much more! We look for volunteers who can inspire children and young people to reach their full potential as part of the University's commitment to Widening Participation.


The Students in Schools programme aims to support young people to:

  1. Raise their standard of academic performance.

  2. Raise their awareness of Higher Education opportunities.

  3. Develop greater self-esteem, motivation, confidence, and persistence.

Primary School Volunteering

In Primary schools, Volunteers aim to help improve reading ages, prepare students for the transition into secondary education and develop greater self-esteem, motivation, confidence, persistence and application.

Secondary School Volunteering

In Secondary schools, volunteers could be supporting pupils by offering practical, unbiased and friendly advice, guidance for organisational skills and time management, help with school work or study and revision skills and help young people to explore their post GCSE options.

How do I apply to be a Students in Schools volunteer?

We are only recruiting for Students in Schools volunteers in October – so be sure to apply as soon as possible! Please note, there are limited spaces available on this scheme, but we will always do our best to support students to find the right volunteering opportunity for them.

If your application is successful you will be invited in for an informal group interview, more information on this process will be provided following your application.


Applications for 2022/23 have now closed. The scheme will reopen for applications in October 2023.


For any questions about our school opportunities please email us via