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, community learning centres.

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

Friday 18 October - Applications close 

Wednesday 23 October - Volunteer Mentor Training and Selection event

Contact Kirsty Mayson at if you have any questions


How to apply

To apply to be an IntoUniversity volunteer, please follow the link below to the online application form.

Applications will close at 4pm on Friday 18 October.

If successful, you will be invited to attend a Volunteer Mentor Training and Selection event on Wednesday 23 October. 

Apply now

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 volunteering for IntoUniversity:

What our past volunteers say [PDF]







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