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Real Action
Real Action is a community-led educational charity set up in 1996 to provide effective educational solutions to some of our most challenging educational problems in a neighbourhood designated as exceptionally - and multiply - disadvantaged. Real Action specialises in sourcing, developing and delivering proven-effective, structured, basic education programmes capable of transforming the lives of…

To teach disadvantaged children how to read using a fast proven effective method.


To teach children how to read

To supervise a classroom

To communicate effectively with children and their parents

Who will the volunteers be working with?
They will work with children aged 5-12
We'll give you the training to outline the key aspects of the role and how to carry them out; in addition, you will be continually supported throughout your post.

Time commitment

Every Saturday morning from 09:30 to 12:30 during school term time only. We would love for you to commit to at least a whole school term.

UCL Departments

This organisation is one of our community partner organisations.

Like all volunteer recruiters we work with, they have signed up to our service standards, agreeing to abide by our policy on partnership working to keep you safe and supported whilst you volunteer.

You’ll never be out of pocket for volunteering through us – with in-London travel expenses to and from your volunteering guaranteed.

In addition, the team here at Students’ Union UCL Volunteering Service is here to support you throughout your volunteering journey – you can get in touch with us at any time.