Children & Young People opportunities

Our partners include education providers such as schools, non-formal education settings such as youth groups and support services for young people.

Access All Areas is the education volunteering arm of the Students’ Union, and supports any student-led project which aims to tackle some of the barriers young people and adults might face in terms of university access and participation. Projects are run in schools, colleges, the University and beyond to improve access and widen participation in higher education.  

Action Tutoring unlocks the potential of children and young people who are facing disadvantage. It is tackling the attainment gap head-on by forging partnerships with schools nationwide. Its trained volunteer tutors are empowered to enable pupils to make meaningful academic progress, opening doors to future opportunities.

Big Manchester is funded through The Barnardos Foundation. It is a child focussed family service, which provides a holistic package of support addressing the impacts of domestic abuse, substance misuse and mental health issues on children - through a partnership arrangement of Barnardos, Manchester Women's Aid Inc Pankhurst Trust, Manchester MIND and CGL.

Bolton Lads & Girls Club is a youth charity that supports young people aged 8 - 19 across Bolton and the surrounding areas. We have been at the centre of the Bolton community for nearly 130 years and continue to develop and grow to ensure we can make a difference for as many young people as possible.

Campus Children's Holidays is a student run charity that provides free respite holidays for children aged 6 -13 from Liverpool.

CEDE Foundation is a catalyst for overcoming poverty by empowering people and developing sustainable communities to make positive changes to people at the margins of society.

We help children of secondary school age (11 to 15 years old) with supplementary education (KS3 and KS4 curriculums) which is facilitated by our highly qualified teachers with several years of experience. Our work with the kids is structured with the aim of helping them to achieve good grades in their examinations including the GCSEs. We help them with their mainstream school work so that they are able to perform very well in school; and those that are doing well already can even do much better. Our main goal is to help them to reach their potential and thus eventually fulfil their dreams. 

We support children and young people in care. Our volunteers enjoy the challenge of building a lasting friendship with an individual child or young person and the children and young people  benefit greatly from a consistent, fun relationship with someone outside the care system who cares about them and their future.  Activities will depend on the age and interests of the child but could include things like a walk, playing in the park, swimming, a visit to a museum, bike riding, sports etc.  This is a long-term, one to one commitment.

Debate Mate aims to tackle educational disadvantage in some of Britain’s most deprived communities. It does this by recruiting and training university students to run extra-curricular debate workshops in schools with an above average percentage of children eligible for Free School Meals.

We  engage, educate and empower children/ Young people and individuals living with disabilities and their families in England and Nigeria.We focus on the  marginalised communities and support them to learn and develop skills academically, socially and vocationally; in order to be financial independent and to  achieve their long life goals. 

We are a family support charity looking for volunteers to offer 2-3 hours a week of emotional and some practical support, usually within the family home. Full training will be given as well as ongoing support to enable our work to be effective and meet families specific needs.

At IntoUniversity we offer innovative programmes that support young people from disadvantaged backgrounds to attain either a university place or another chosen aspiration.

IntoUniversity is an educational charity with a strong track record of working with schools, corporate partners and universities to inspire young people from disadvantaged backgrounds to achieve their potential.

Young people from the UK's most disadvantaged postcodes are half as likely to get five 9-4 grades at GCSE, and nearly four times less likely to go to university. This makes it harder for these young people to succeed in a competitive job market. The long-term effects can be felt across society, as communities with low education and employment prospects become increasingly marginalised. By raising aspirations, we aim to tackle this issue, giving our students a chance at a brighter future.

We provide rebound Therapy and sensory play for disabled children and  young people across Manchester. 

Manchester Settlement is a Charity established in 1895 by The University of Manchester. Our Aim, is to work in partnership with local people and agencies to reduce social exclusion, to encourage individual and community development through educational and lifelong learning opportunities, support and encouragement.

The Scouts help change lives by offering 6-25 year-olds fun and challenging activities, unique experiences, everyday adventure and the chance to help others so that they make a positive impact in communities.  

Over The Wall provides free of charge residential activity camps for children and teenagers living with serious health challenges. We offer them and their families a week of experiences that are memorable, fun, empowering, physically safe and medically sound and we need a superb group of volunteers to make the magic happen!

ReachOut is a national mentoring and education charity, rooted in local communities. Working in under-resourced areas, we support young people in need of a positive role model to grow in character and confidence, sparking change in themselves and society.

We are looking for students who would like to help our small group of lively young children (6-12) learn how to play chess and have fun.

The Access Project supports students from disadvantaged backgrounds to access top universities, through a unique combination of tuition and in-school mentoring. We work with them to make good applications, get the grades and transition to university.

The A World UK CIC is a non-profit organisation supporting the autistic community across the North of England. Autism is a lifelong neurodevelopmental condition, we are proud to state that we support individuals of all ages. Unfortunately, far too many support abruptly stops when an individual reaches the age of 25, we understand and recognise that the individual will still require support regardless of their age! .

The Blair Project is a trailblazing social enterprise based in Manchester which taps into the climate change activism of urban youth, by providing opportunities for them to participate in the green tech revolution through building, racing and accelerating innovations in electric go karts. It is the only organisation in the UK doing this.

We provide free counselling services to young people in care via a programme called The Right Angle. Children in alternative provision may have experienced complex and turbulent living conditions, and may need an extra boost to achieve their full potential.

Tutor The Nation is a charity that makes education fairer, one tutoring session at a time. It pairs dedicated volunteers with disadvantaged state school pupils to provide free, online tuition with the aim of helping tutees to develop the skills and confidence they need to achieve their goals.

A mentoring charity, helping students to acheieve their full potential.

We are a Scout Group that has a Beaver Scout Colony, Cub Scout Pack and Scout Troop. We meet regularly on Tuesday evenings during term time. We are based in Birch Community Centre, next to Birch Fields Park on Brighton Grove, just off Oxford Road.

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