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Bright Futures UK
Bright Futures UK was set up with the mission to support young people who are forced to take time out from education due to medical circumstances. We aim to support young people by providing programmes that bridge the gap between illness and normality. Programmes are available for individuals of ages 5-24 fighting both physical and mental health illnesses. At Bright Futures UK, we understand each…

Bright Futures UK works with young people who are suffering long-term, serious illness of both mental or physical in nature.

We are looking for lovely, warm and energetic personalities to provide educational support to these young people. We are looking for a volunteer tutor to teach with our young person and provide a safe space for them to learn, have fun and express themselves.

Many of our young people are incredibly isolated and have missed so much school and have requested someone to help with their missed out learning and teach them on a 1:1 basis and to have some fun with them and help get them social again.

Our tutors can work online or in person depending on what time commitment and flexibility you have. We are so grateful for any support you might be able to provide, as are our young people.


This is a volunteer role for anyone who is interested in working with vulnerable young people and/or teaching. We are looking for someone who wants experience teaching with young people who are experiencing serious health complications with either mental or physical illness.

We want someone who is understanding, kind and friendly.

We need someone who is able to engage with young people in a positive and friendly way, helping them overcome their experiences and not feel defined by their illness.

Practical Considerations:

We cover all expenses and materials used.

Who will the volunteers be working with?
We work with vulnerable, often isolated children who have been unwell for long periods of time and have suffered socially because of this.
DBS will be provided where needed
Safeguarding training provided with certification

Time commitment

We require our volunteer to commit one hour per week of 1:1 tuition with our young people for at least 10 hours. However, we understand and appreciate individual circumstances and schedules when recruiting volunteers and are able to demonstrate some flexibility where needed.
Application deadline

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.