Sharing your time and experience by volunteering with Teach First can help to unlock the potential in teachers and children across the country.
- Be part of the wider Teach First community.
- Develop new skills.
- Build key relationships for your career.
- Share your expertise and knowledge.
- Gain valuable experience by helping others to develop professionally.
- Make a difference where it's needed most.
Volunteer as an ambassador
As an ambassador, your commitment to our mission will improve the lives of thousands of children. There are lots of great ways for you to get involved:
Volunteer with a school in your community
Even if you don’t teach any more, give some of your time and volunteer with a school. It’s a great way to stay connected with education. And you’ll be helping to unlock the potential in young people
Help us to fundraise so that we can continue our work
There are countless ways you can fundraise for us. And any contribution you can make will help transform the lives of the UK’s poorest children.
Offer one-to-one support
Your support can be crucial in helping our trainees and others on our programmes develop into talented teachers and leaders. It’s a great way to share your expertise and help others to grow professionally. Register your interest using the forms below.
Share your story and inspire others
Tell others about your experience in education and your words will inspire. Speak at Teach First events, motivate our supporters, or talk to young people.
Host a school visit
Invite pupils to your workplace and open their eyes to careers they may have never considered before. It’s a great opportunity to give them a new perspective and inspire them to aim high.
Become a school governor
School governors play a vital role in schools. Volunteering as a governor is a fantastic way to develop leadership skills, gain insight into school management and network with leaders in the field.
Interested? There are a few ways to get started on your journey to becoming a school governor:
- To join a supportive network for governors get in touch with Asima Lone, our School Leader network connector, at email@example.com.
- When you’re ready to make the next step, you can get further support from Governors for Schools, who have helped hundreds of ambassadors to become governors.
- Complete this application form.
Ready to become an ambassador volunteer?
Complete our form if you’re an:
ambassador in teaching
ambassador no longer in teaching
Once you're signed up as an ambassador volunteer, we’ll keep you posted of voluntary opportunities that match your skills and interests.
Remember to keep your personal and career details up-to-date so that we can match you with the most appropriate opportunities. To update your details, get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Not a Teach First ambassador?
You can still get involved! Fundraise for us and help put an end to wasted potential.
Volunteer through your business
By partnering with us, you can unlock exclusive volunteering opportunities. As one our generous philanthropic supporters or an employee of one of our partner organisations, you’re perfectly placed to champion our mission within your business and share your sector expertise to develop talented teachers and leaders. You’ll also develop your own skills along the way.
Here’s how you can get involved as a volunteer in business:
Offer one-to-one support
You can lend your business expertise to support our trainees into talented teachers and leaders.
One of the benefits of partnering with us is priority access to our Coaching programme. You’ll support teachers and school leaders, while developing your own skills as a coach.
Interact with schools
Volunteer directly with pupils through school engagement activities exclusive to our supporters. You’ll show pupils the career routes available in your company and industry and inspire them to aim high.
Whether it’s delivering a session to a classroom or running a workshop specific to your industry, you’ll unlock potential whilst building your own skills.
Case study: our 15 year partnership with Deloitte
We’ve been working with Deloitte to unlock potential for 15 years, and have many inspirational stories from across our partnership. Hear from former pupil Lakiesha about how Deloitte’s volunteers shaped the course of her life, plus ambassador Mo and our Executive Director for Programme Development Reuben share how a partnership with us can give more children a fighting chance at the best start in life.
Galvanise your colleagues
Take the lead on involving your colleagues in the partnership between your organisation and ours. This could mean drumming up volunteers for an activity or sharing your own volunteer experience to encourage others. You'll build your own network and increase employee engagement.
Not sure if your organisation is a partner of Teach First?
You can also support our work by fundraising for us. We’ll cheer you on the whole way.
Being on the [Coaching] Programme not only helped me develop my own skillset, but I’ve also built a lasting relationship with my teacher helping them to overcome barriers of their own.
We are delighted to have reached a huge milestone with Deloitte - 15 years in partnership.
Fundraise for us
From charity runs to spelling bees, there are so many ways you can fundraise and help to build a fair education for all.
Please read our latest COVID-19 guidance on fundraising for us.