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The Access Project is an education charity supporting young people from disadvantaged backgrounds in London, Birmingham and the Black Country, and the East Midlands. The programme provides in-school support which includes 1 to 1 mentoring, university trips and workshops as well as personalised academic tuition, to help disadvantaged young people gain places at top-third ranked universities.

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Volunteering Opportunities
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The Access Project is looking for volunteers to support a disadvantaged young people aged 14-18 for 1 hour a week from Sept/Oct 2020 with their academic studies, through our easy-to-use dedicated online platform.

  • Support a young person in a school subject to achieve the GCSE / A level grades they deserve and to fulfil their potential
  • Inspire, motivate and raise aspirations towards further education & the world of work
  • Students supported by The Access Project typically achieve a grade higher at GCSE and are four times more likely than their peers to progress to a top-third ranked university.
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Location
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Volunteering is carried out online from home

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Time Commitment
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1 hour a week in school term time over the next academic year to tutor (starting between Sept-Nov 2020), plus approx 30 mins a week preparation time

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Requirements
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You'll need to:

  • Either have an undergraduate degree / equivalent qualification or be currently studying for an undergraduate degree at a UK university
  • Have an A Level in the subject you wish to tutor at GCSE (grade B or above) or an undergraduate degree in a subject you wish to tutor at A level
  • Be able to spare 1 hour a week in school term time over the next academic year to tutor (starting between Sept-Nov 2020), plus approx 30 mins a week preparation time
  • Be prepared to undertake an enhanced DBS check (criminal records check) and provide two references (personal or professional)
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Training
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No prior experience necessary, full training included over the summer and autumn with start dates throughout the autumn term.

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This is an external opportunity
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Warwick Volunteers cannot be held responsible for external volunteering opportunities advertised, but we do make every effort to ensure that all the information we publish is accurate. We advise volunteers to use their own judgement when selecting potential opportunities, and to check all details concerning prospective volunteering activity with the organisation involved. Please make sure that you have received all necessary training and information regarding your own health and safety before commencing volunteering.

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How to get involved
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1. Sign up at www.theaccessproject.org.uk/volunteer

2. Training: We'll then invite you to choose any of our 2.5hour training sessions between July- Dec 2020 that suits you. During this session you'll learn everything you need to know for your weekly 1 hour tutoring sessions.

3. You'll complete a DBS check (criminal records check) and an online safeguarding course

4. We'll match you with a student who is looking for support in your subject. In particular, we are seeing high demand from our students for support with sciences and maths so volunteers who are able to support in those subjects would be particularly welcome. There are also many opportunities for volunteer tutors in other subjects including humanities, social sciences and languages.

Questions? Please email volunteering@theaccessproject.org.uk 

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