Role: Ambassador (Volunteer)
Days per year:  8-10 days per year

Type of volunteering: Flexible days (Check calendar for ambassador days in each month
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About us: The GT Scholar’s programme is a social enterprise that tackles educational inequality by helping state school pupils gain access to the most selective universities and the most competitive careers.

What do we do? GT Scholars on our programme receive after school one-to-one or small group tutoring on a weekly basis. They are matched with a mentor to support them throughout the year and they take part in enrichment activities such as STEM activity days, Study skill workshops and career days and trips to the city. We also run parent workshops and community engagement events to ensure that parents are aware of local opportunities available to them.

What makes us different? There are a range of charitable organisations and social enterprises offering programmes to improve the life chances of young people. However, The GT Scholars programme has the capacity to work with all state school pupils, not just those on Free School Meals. This means that we are able to help a wide range of pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds and pupils do not need to be referred by their school in order to qualify for support.

Introduction: Our ambassadors are a network of dedicated volunteers that actively promote, support and raise funds for GT Scholars. The ambassador volunteer days take place in different parts of London. You’ll have a chance to meet and regularly work as part of a team with other ambassadors across London.

We have a large number of one-off volunteer days available for ambassadors. Volunteering days usually take place on weekdays or weekends and will require you to be available for 4 to 8 hours.

Responsibilities:  Ambassadors are involved in a range of activities. Our main ambassador activities are:

  • Meeting parents and young people at our open days
  • Supporting our volunteer team at our recruiting, promotion and enrichment events
  • Delivering talks to local organisations, schools and community groups
  • Interviewing and selecting new scholars joining the programme.

Person specification: 

  • Be confident enough to represent GT Scholars at our events and activities
  • Be passionate and committed to tackling educational inequality
  • Enjoy working with children and young people
  • Be educated to a minimum of degree level or be working towards this
  • Possess strong communication skills both written and verbal
  • Be punctual and organised

We’ll provide training and support for your role and we will need to conduct a DBS check (criminal record check) before you can join us as an ambassador. We also reimburse transportation fees for volunteering days.