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Coin Street Community Builders
The Coin Street Community Programmes Team deliver a range of programmes to local people through promoting health and wellbeing, creativity and self expression, employment and enterprise and skills and learning for life. We have a range of opportunities including one-off activities, regular sessions and project based programmes. We always have high demand for volunteers for our tutoring programme…

We are looking for friendly and engaging volunteers to support our weekly tutoring sessions, who can make a difference to the lives of children and young people living in inner city London. As a tutoring volunteer, you will enable us to support young people with their studies who might not have support at home or school.

Monday In Person Tutoring – 4-5pm & 5-6pm @ Coin Street Neighbourhood centre

Wednesday Online Tutoring – 5-6pm on Zoom

Tutoring sessions for young people ages 10-18 years provide a safe and friendly space to do homework, go over concepts and learning and do revision. Your time will make a huge impact on young people who need academic support. This academic year sessions will take place in person and online using Zoom. In person sessions will be held at the Coin Street neighbourhood centre in Waterloo with refreshments and materials provided. Online sessions will use breakout rooms so that pairs and small groups can work together but request support from Coin Street staff if they need help at any point.

Your time will make a huge impact on young people who need academic support. The sessions are very well attended so we need lots of great volunteers to help them run successfully!

  • Work with a young person 1:1 for 1hr a week in a subject where they need support. Every effort will be made to match tutors and students so both are happy with the subject covered and the partnership.
  • In the session students might need help with homework, going over concepts and learning or revision. Most students bring work with them, if they do not then the tutor can work with Coin Street staff to find relevant resources.
  • If the student cannot make the session tutors might be asked to tutor other students.
  • Plan for future sessions
  • Attend an induction session that will include information about Coin Street, safeguarding and maintaining boundaries.
  • Be vigilant to any safeguarding or health and safety concerns and flag them up with the appropriate staff member as soon as possible.
Who will the volunteers be working with?
Young people 10-18 years old to support them in their academic studies.
Induction session covering information about Coin Street, the volunteering role, safeguarding and boundaries.
Online training including child protection, equality and diversity training.

Time commitment

Volunteers should be happy to commit to tutoring weekly for a least a term. All volunteers must provide 2 references and be willing to do a DBS check.
Application deadline

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.