Volunteering as a tutor with Action Tutoring is an easy and rewarding way to make a difference to the lives of disadvantaged young people living in your community.

By volunteering for just one hour a week, you will directly support disadvantaged pupils to build their confidence and help ensure they leave school with the grades needed to build a bright future, as well as developing your own skills.

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Are you a volunteer with us? Click below to find all the resources you need!

We are here to guide our volunteers from the moment they apply until their last tutoring session. For further details, click the option that best suits you and learn more about how you can get involved.

Volunteer in person or online

As well as ‘in person’ tutoring we offer online tutoring, which is a great option for anyone on a busy schedule, less able to get to school locations or continuing to keep their distance from groups of people. Online tutoring allows us tutors from outside of our regions to get involved, further diversifying our pool of volunteers to inspire the young people we support.

Join us as a volunteer tutor in Birmingham and Coventry; Bristol; Liverpool, Chester, Wirral and Southport; London; Newcastle and Durham; Nottingham and Derby; Sheffield and Sussex and support disadvantaged pupils. Or, tutor online from anywhere in England, Scotland or Wales.




Curious about the tutor journey?

Joining our volunteering group as a tutor is easier than ever. We want to make sure all our volunteers feel supported and receive the information and guidance they need in order to deliver high-quality tuition to children who need it.

Click here to view the steps to becoming a tutor from the moment you apply until the moment you start tutoring with us!


Do you have questions about how Action Tutoring works, what the commitment is, the resources and equipment you’ll be using as a tutor or the support you’ll receive from us? Click here to see our FAQs to learn more!

Why volunteer with us?

In addition to supporting a young person, we believe there are many benefits for our volunteers.

These include:

Giving back
Giving back by supporting and interacting with young people living in your community. You can make a difference to a young person’s academic attainment and future opportunities.
Improve your communication
A chance to improve your communication, organisational, interpersonal and problem solving skills.
Share your skills
A valuable opportunity to share your skills and your spare time to help others.
Meeting and socialising with like minded people.
Boost your CV
Boosting your CV and future job prospects.
Experience for aspiring teachers
Experience working in a school (particularly useful for aspiring teachers).

Action Tutoring is proud to be an inclusive, equal opportunities organisation for its volunteers. We’re always looking to attract the very best volunteers from the most diverse and widest possible talent pool. We’re committed to ensuring that all applicants are treated fairly throughout the recruitment and training process. If you require any advice, additional information, or support before or during your application with us, please let us know via volunteer@actiontutoring.org.uk.

Success stories

Hear from some of our tutors about their experience volunteering with Action Tutoring.

Phil, volunteer maths tutor and retired IT technician
Gustav and Mateo, volunteer tutor and pupil
Justina, volunteer maths tutor and consultant paediatrician
Cara and Sobia, volunteer tutor and pupil

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