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 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 and guidance, help with school work, help with study and revision skills, and/or help young people explore their post-GCSE options.


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

The scheme is open for applications Monday 25th September - Monday 23rd October 2023!

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.


For any questions about our school opportunities please email us via