Volunteer with children and young people


Roles with children and young people usually count towards the "Make a Difference" part of the Stellify Award. Roles that take on committee responsibility may count towards the "Step Up and Lead" section.

Whether you’re looking to share your passion for education, raise the aspirations of others, or gain experience for a future career, there are plenty of volunteering opportunities available with children and young people.

Finding an opportunity:

  • Use Volunteer Hub to find the right opportunity for you.
  • Filter by ‘Children and Young People’ under theme or use the ‘Advanced Search’ function to find something specific.

Case Study: Access All Areas

“What’s it all about?”

Access All Areas are a group of students who design and run educational volunteer projects in schools, colleges, communities and on campus.  We are a community of students who care about improving access and widening participation in education. Since 2012, we’ve built a reputation nationally for being one of the best for student leadership in educational outreach!

“What will I do?”

The choice is yours, you can:
•    Run workshops in schools and communities
•    Join a mentoring scheme
•    Facilitate society taster sessions
•    Host campus visits
•    Attend/organise education events
•    Design and lead on your own education project

 “Is this for me?”

We need people who are broadminded and care about equality to join a fantastic community of volunteers at the Students’ Union. You will help us make a positive difference in education and gain plenty of skills, knowledge and networks along the way.

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Sylvia is the project leader for the Access All Areas project, Medics in Primary Schools (MiPS) which teaches weekly sessions on a range of topics such as Antibiotic Awareness to pupils aged 8-11 years at local primary schools. Being involved in and leading a project volunteering with local primary school children, Sylvia has seen this positive impact student volunteering makes first-hand.

"It is a privilege to be able to give back to the local people and provide educational opportunities to those who might not have otherwise had access to them. For me personally, the most rewarding part of Access All Areas has been knowing that my project has had an impact on children and allowed them to consider the possibilities of higher education."