Becoming a Volunteer

What do I have to do to become a Volunteer?
Once you have set up your Tutorfair profile, the next two things you will need to do are to complete a DBS check, and attend one of our training days.   You...
Tue, 19 Nov, 2019 at 12:31 PM
Who will I be tutoring when I'm at the school?
This is always at the school’s discretion. Depending how the school decides to allocate their pupil premium, volunteers will either be directed to help high...
Tue, 19 Nov, 2019 at 12:32 PM
How long will it take for my placement to begin after I attend the training day?
This depends on how long the DBS takes to process - from 2 days to 3 weeks. As soon as your DBS has been processed, you can apply to volunteering opportunit...
Tue, 19 Nov, 2019 at 12:32 PM
If I need to miss one of the sessions will this prevent me from volunteering?
You must do 10 hours of volunteering to attain the Volunteer badge for your Tutorfair profile, which will then improve how highly you appear in search resul...
Tue, 19 Nov, 2019 at 12:33 PM
Can I split my placement between two or more schools or groups of students?
Yes, you can!
Tue, 19 Nov, 2019 at 12:33 PM
Will my travel expenses be covered?
No, we are afraid not.
Tue, 19 Nov, 2019 at 12:33 PM
What are the next steps after the training day?
You will be sent hard copy of your DBS when it arrives, then your Tutorfair Programme Manager will verify it. After this, you should look in Opportunities s...
Tue, 19 Nov, 2019 at 12:34 PM
Which volunteer placement should I take on?
Whatever subject you are most comfortable with, but if you have the relevant A-Levels then do consider Maths and English, as nearly all employers seek a min...
Tue, 19 Nov, 2019 at 12:34 PM
Can I volunteer outside of London?
Not yet, but there are often online tutoring opportunities for schools outside London. For example, Tutorfair On-Demand is our online Maths GCSE platfo...
Tue, 19 Nov, 2019 at 12:35 PM