Volunteer to support young people achieve their potential

Volunteer applications for this summer - ARE OPEN!

Find out more below about what volunteering with Universify involves and the different roles on offer.

If you're ready to sign up and join us this summer click the application link below.

Why volunteer?

Volunteering on our programmes is a great way to help you gain new skills and experience, and grow your confidence. In working with us you will

  • Act as a role model for young people facing barriers to higher education to achieve their potential through coaching

  • Develop key employability skills

  • Receive comprehensive training 

  • Experience an all-expenses covered trip to our host university (travel, accommodation and meals included)

  • Access further opportunities and resources as part of Universify's community

What volunteering involves

The programme includes in-person residentials at our host universities (a week in August and a weekend in March/April of the following year) and online 1-1 coaching.

On the residentials you will

  • Ensure our young people are safe, engaged and enjoying the experience

  • Help run activities and work as a team to ensure the programme runs smoothly

  • Be proactive about student welfare and discipline 

As a coach you will schedule, book and deliver 1-1 coaching sessions with up to 3 students each month. All training will be provided.

What is coaching

Coaching centres on self-directed learning and empowerment. It aims to help someone achieve their goals and unlock their future potential. A coach helps a coachee focus on where they are now and how to get to where they want to, reaching their goals.

By focusing on the future, Universify coaches assist their coachees in working out how they can reach their academic goals and aspirations. Universify coaches empower their coachees to find answers and take actions to reach their goals.

As a Universify coach you will receive thorough training from a certified coach. There will also be regular coach meet ups throughout the year, where you act as a coach to share experiences and continue to learn and grow.

Coach on a course or online

Universify coaches help the smooth running of the residentials and coach up to 3 students on the courses, continuing this coaching online throughout the year.

Not sure you are available this summer? Become an online coach and deliver monthly, hour-long 1-1 sessions, coaching up to 3 students.

Become a Group Leader

The Group Leader is responsible for a group of around 20 students on a residential course. You will steer activities, work closely with the Course Director to ensure the smooth delivery of the course, and also act as a coach for up to 3 students.

Become a Course Director

The Course Director oversees the smooth running of the course, making sure activities and excursions are organised and delivered successfully. You will lead your team of volunteers, act as the on-course point of contact for parents as well as being responsible for overall student welfare and discipline during their time in the residentials. The Course Director works alongside the Head Office team to deliver the programme.

Apply to volunteer for Universify

To volunteer for Universify, please complete the application form.

For more information, please see our Volunteer Pack. If you have any questions please email us at info@universifyeducation.com.

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