VTO provides free tutor support to children and young people aged 8-18, to help tackle the attainment gap in Scotland. We work with young people from diverse backgrounds including, but not limited to, those who are care experienced, those who speak English as an additional language or those faced with perceived barriers to learning. Our volunteers focus on developing a person-centred tutoring experience through relationship building to instil confidence and increase motivation and educational attainment. Volunteers from a range of diverse backgrounds and experiences are welcome.
What will I be doing?
Working one to one with a young person who requires support with their learning either online or Face to face. You can choose to take part in our QuEST programme which is a form of tutoring aimed at helping a young person achieve a qualification (a member of our team will discuss the different opportunities available upon application)
Relationship building and mentoring
Monitoring and recording progress of learning and keeping in contact with your assigned Learning Communities Coordinator.
Supporting learning in English and/or Maths and potentially other subjects, dependant on experience and pupil need
Sourcing and creating engaging ways to support pupils’ skills and learning.
You can ask to work with more than one pupil if you have the time available.
We ask for a minimum commitment of 6 months from being matched with a young person and ideally until the end of the academic year.
Volunteers must be aged 18+
Volunteer induction training is delivered in a dynamic and interactive online session and a timetable of additional (optional) training is made available throughout the year focussing on topics such as dyslexia, Autism, Care Experience and EAL.
An allocated Learning Communities Coordinator to support you whilst volunteering.
Access to our tutor forum
Benefits & Perks
Satisfaction of giving something back and helping to reduce the attainment gap.
Gain teaching, tutoring and experience working with children and young people.
Enhanced personal statement/ CV.
Fulfil volunteering requirement of Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme/ Saltire award scheme if eligible.
Reference after 6 months.