IntoUniversity Volunteering Scheme

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About IntoUniversity 

As an IntoUniversity volunteer you will be paired with a young person and mentor them, one-to-one, throughout the academic year. Your meetings will take place once a fortnight in one of our local learning centres based in the community.

The role

You will complete a one hour mentoring session a fortnight (plus travel time).

By being a mentor you will:

  • support your young person with their educational, social and personal development
  • work for a leading third-sector organisation and your University
  • gain experience of working with young people in a community setting
  • have the opportunity to support on-campus events and lead campus tours (optional extra)

Key dates

Please see below under 'How to apply'

Please e-mail if you have any questions



How to apply

All of the IntoUniversity mentoring places are now full for the remainder of this academic year.

If you are interested in being an IntoUniversity mentor next academic year (2019-2020) we would still love to hear from you.

Please e-mail and we will add you to our “Expressions of interest” list and will contact you again in late September / early October with details of how to apply.





Additional information

University of Nottingham has been working in partnership with IntoUniversity - an educational charity – since 2011.

IntoUniversity supports young people from disadvantaged backgrounds by providing local learning centres in Broxtowe, Hyson Green and St Ann's, where young people are inspired to achieve.

As an IntoUniversity volunteer, you will be an integral part of the IntoUniversity team. You will help to raise aspirations and attainment among local young people and inspire them to go to university, whilst also developing your employability skills.

The team is focused on supporting you to achieve and so far, eight of our volunteers have been shortlisted as finalists in various volunteering awards with five award winners.

We are keen to continue to recruit committed volunteers and to reward you for your hard work.  

Find out more

Find out more about IntoUniversity volunteering:

What our past volunteers say [PDF]



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