Online School Tutor to Children with Long-Term Illness (All subjects)

Online School Tutor to Children with Long-Term Illness (All subjects)

Ongoing role
At a glance


  • Teaching / Education


UK, N3 1LQ
Remote opportunity


Either in or out of office hours Estimate of time needed:
0-5 hours / month or 1-3 hours / week

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Bright Futures UK seeks volunteers to tutor young people with serious mental or physical illnesses. Many are isolated and have missed significant schooling. We need kind, experienced educators to provide online tutoring support. 

What will you be doing?

Bright Futures UK works with young people suffering from long-term, serious mental or physical illnesses. We are looking for warm, energetic individuals to provide educational support to these young people by offering experienced educator volunteers to tutor on a 1:1 basis online, creating a safe and engaging space for learning, fun, and self-expression.

Many of our young people are incredibly isolated and have missed significant amounts of school. They need assistance to catch up on their missed learning. Our team and the young people we serve would immensely appreciate your support.

This is a volunteer role for educators interested in working with vulnerable youth facing serious health challenges, whether mental or physical. We need someone who is understanding, kind, and friendly—someone who can positively engage with young people and help them not feel defined by their illness. Your involvement can make a significant difference in their lives.

Practical Considerations:

We cover all expenses and materials used.We are asking for one hour online a week.DBS will be provided where neededSafeguarding training and certification provided!

What are we looking for?

  • Experience in education, particularly tutoring or teaching
  • Ability to teach online effectively
  • Ability to work with young people
  • Kindness, understanding, and patience
  • Ability to engage positively and energetically with youth
  • Experience with mental or physical health challenges (beneficial)
  • Capability to create a safe, supportive learning environment
  • Commitment to fostering academic growth and emotional well-being

What difference will you make?

Volunteers at Bright Futures UK would significantly impact young people with serious illnesses by providing personalized educational support, helping them catch up on missed schooling, and creating a safe, engaging learning environment. This support would reduce isolation, boost confidence, and promote positive self-expression, ultimately enhancing their overall well-being and academic progress.

Before you apply

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  • Education
  • Young people
  • Organisation type: 

    Bright Futures UK is the first charity set up to support young people that have been forced to take time out of education because of an illness. We support anyone of educational age (5-24),...