Joining Jacari as a volunteer tutor is a hugely exciting opportunity for you to be involved in creating real, positive change across Bristol and Oxford through supporting children with English as an additional language. Each Jacari tutor has the potential to make a meaningful and long-lasting impact in the life of their pupil.

By becoming a tutor, you will:


  •  Build a lasting relationship with a pupil and their family

  •  Experience another side to your city

  •  Develop valuable communication and teaching skills

  •  Make a tangible difference in a child’s life

  •  Help tackle educational inequalities 

  •  Join a fun and supportive community

Who can volunteer?
You must either be a current University student, or hold an undergraduate degree.
We look for volunteers who:
  • Are motivated by promoting the educational attainment, confidence and self-esteem of children and young people

  • Are open, friendly and interested in learning about different cultures

  • Have excellent communication and interpersonal skills

  • Can work under their own initiative 

  • Have a high standard of written and spoken English – if English is not your first language, you should have an IELTS score of 7.5 or above. 

  • During Covid-19, are able to volunteer from home and have a suitable laptop and strong internet connection for video calling

If you are not currently a University student, the following additional points apply:

  • You should be a graduate

  • You should have some prior experience, either professional or voluntary, in either the charity or education sector or working with children

"It is truly the most rewarding thing I have done at university. It has been such a pleasure to work with young people on an individual level, and have found this close interaction with a young person to be really refreshing. Similarly, just getting out of the typical university part of town has offered me a better insight into the city and community."

"Volunteering gave me a sense of perspective on my studies, a new purpose and belief in the value of language-learning, and a greater understanding of the process of teaching and language acquisition. Volunteering with Jacari has confirmed my love of teaching early years and therefore helped with my career plans. Tutoring has also contributed to my time management skills and priorities, showing me that there is always time to be made for things you believe and know are worthwhile!"

Ready to get started? Click the buttons below to find out about how to volunteer in your city:


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