Volunteering is a positive way to learn new skills and experience something new. It's also a way of giving something back to the community and a potential route to employment.

We encourage our students to get involved with volunteering. Our School is also enriched by the contributions made by volunteers. People of all ages from many different backgrounds offer a range of support to our students. Some volunteers act as pastoral mentors, others support the day to day activities that happen across all our different venues. Volunteering can be an active route into employment. It is a positive way to learn new skills and experience something new.

We work closely with Everton in the Community’s volunteer programme. To register your interest in volunteering click here.

Paula Sweeny

Paula Sweeney

I’ve been a season ticket holder at Everton for over 22 years and I’ve taken part in a few charitable events with Everton in The Community so it’s a charity and Club that is close to my heart. After sustaining a bad personal injury I had to make a drastic change in my personal circumstances. The Club helped me to adapt my season ticket seat and were really supportive throughout; so I wanted to give back and I thought volunteering with Everton in the Community would be a good way to do that. In the Freeschool I have been helping out wherever needed and have loved working alongside the different staff and feeling part of a school community.


Rob Tabbott

Rob Talbott

Following a long career in the Printing Trade I decided to have a complete change and have worked for the last 5 years as a Teaching Assistant. I volunteered with Everton in the Community and initially worked with some of the apprentices, helping them with exam preparation for their Maths and English. An opportunity then arose at Everton Free School to give students some help with schoolwork that they’ve missed or topics they find a bit challenging. I really enjoy getting to know the students and it’s great to see their faces when they start understanding how to do something they thought they couldn’t do.



Geoff Pollaard

Geoff Pollard

I am a retired Careers Officer with experience in working in Higher Education and as a trainer in community development. Currently I am an External Moderator for
ASDAN, an awarding body based in Bristol.

I am currently a volunteer at Everton Freeschool, working with staff to develop career and personal development programmes. I also volunteer with Liverpool ONE and Liverpool Cruise Terminal.