Student Volunteering

University student volunteers are integral to our programmes.

As an Academic Support Tutor, Mentor, Buddy or Primary FOCUS Volunteer you will act as an inspirational role model, guiding students through their academic studies, opening their eyes to the world of Higher Education, and giving them a vision of their futures. 

If you are a current university student and would be interested in providing invaluable support and guidance to our students, please explore the different opportunities below. 

Academic Support

We are looking for university students to volunteer as Academic Support Tutors, supporting primary and secondary students during our after-school sessions.

Click here to find out more about volunteering at Academic Support.


We are looking for university students to volunteer as Mentors for our students, supporting their development with academic work, social skills and future planning.

Click here to find out more.


Buddy Programme

If you would like to welcome young people to your university for a day, please click here to find out more about our Buddy Programme



Ambassador Scheme

We are seeking current university students to take on an exciting leadership role at your university.

Please click here to find out more.

Primary FOCUS Volunteer

We are looking for volunteers to to speak to Year 6 pupils about your experience of university as part of their 'graduation' day at the end of the Primary FOCUS Week. Click here for more details. 


Get in touch

If you would like to discuss any of the opportunities, or suggest something that we have not covered, such as help with admin, research, fundraising etc, please contact the Head Office.


IU Accreditation for Volunteers

IntoUniversity offers a programme of accreditation in order to recognise the contributions which volunteers make to our charity.

IU25 Accredited Volunteer 
Volunteers who have completed 25 hours of volunteering with IU

IU50 Volunteering Award
Volunteers who have completed 50 hours of volunteering with IU

IU100 Excellence Award
Volunteers who have completed 100 hours of volunteering with IU

All of our volunteers are eligible for these awards.