School volunteer programme

Updated on 25 January 2023

The School Volunteer Programme provides opportunities for students to volunteer in both primary and secondary schools in the Dundee City Council area.

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Registration for the School Volunteer Programme has been temporarily suspended.

If you would like to be advised when registration re-opens, please email

Volunteering on the programme provides a fantastic opportunity to gain valuable work experience in a classroom setting and provides the opportunity to develop transferrable skills.

This partnership between the University of Dundee and Dundee City Council, will for the academic year 2022/23, focus on supporting school pupils whose first language is not English.

Please note that there is no requirement for you to speak a second language in order to volunteer for the programme.

In order to volunteer, you must:

  • be a matriculated student
  • commit to 4 hours volunteering per week (one half day) for a minimum of one school term in the 2022/23 school year

We are currently accepting applications from students who would like to volunteer in the academic year 2022/23. The application process involves:

  • completing the Student Volunteer Application Form
  • attending a Volunteer Workshop (one hour in duration)
  • completing an application for a PVG (the cost of this will be met by the University of Dundee)

To apply for a place on the School Volunteer Programme, please follow the link to the CareersPortal and select the School Volunteer Programme Pathway.

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