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Jacari is an innovative, award-winning student charity that matches up Bristol-student volunteers with disadvantaged children aged 7-16 who don’t speak English as their first language (EAL) and are struggling at school. Our Bristol-student volunteers spend an hour a week helping a child with their language skills and general confidence.  This one-to-one support has been proven to improve academic performance at school and raise the child’s confidence outside the classroom. We also hold fun events and outings for children involved in the Jacari scheme, and within the university sphere we seek to raise awareness of the issues facing EAL families through events for students and the public.



COVID-19 UPDATE: Here at Jacari nothing is more important to us than the safety and wellbeing of our tutees and volunteers. It is for this reason that with a heavy heart all tuition will be online for the duration of the term and will be reassessed when possible. This is in order to adhere to the government suggested guidelines and not only protect the safety of all our tutors and tutees but their families and housemates too. In spite of this, we are still as keen as ever to continue helping AEL students, especially in these academically uncertain and demanding times. Therefore, Jacari will continue to work closely with families and kids all over Bristol, utilising digital learning in order to continue to help those who need it.


Key links

Our website-

Our Facebook page-

Our Facebook profile-


Get in contact

If you have any questions or want to know more about the charity or getting involved, please contact us by email or call us at 01173257913.

For volunteer support, please email Ria at

For general committee enquiries, please email Vera at


Our committee

Our committee President- Vera Toh (

Treasurer & VP- Manshika Arjun (

Fundraising Officer- Florence Thompson (

Teaching Officers- Polly Rumley and Antonia Fane (,

Publicity Officer- Ella Blacksell (

Social Media Manager- Ed Pryor (

Volunteer Support & Equalities Officer- Ria McMillan (


Previous trips 

A major part of Jacari is planning and running trips for volunteers and their children. We have previously held trips to Bristol Zoo, We The Curious and SS Great Britain (2018).


Bristol Zoo 2018


SS Great Britain 2018

Terms and Conditions

Click here to view terms and conditions


Membership Fee Inclusions


Prior to signing up to a Club or Society speak to the Committee to find out what your membership includes and if there are any further expenses throughout the year.


Service Standards


All Club or Society members can expect to receive:


  • The opportunity to attend regular meetings, events, activities, trips and socials as arranged.
  • The opportunity to stand for a committee position or vote in their elections (Bristol students only).
  • For Sports Club – to attend regular training sessions and have the opportunity to be selected for the teams.


Code of Conduct


When joining a club or society you are agreeing to abide by the constitution, general rules, regulations and policies of University of Bristol Students’ Union and also the Club or Society Code of Conduct which sets out the level of behaviour & discipline expected of all Club & Society members.


Download the Code of Conduct


Refund Policy


Any customer who pays for a membership subscription to a Bristol SU Society, Sports Club, Student Media and initiatives has a 14 day cooling off period from the time and date of purchase during which they have the right to cancel the subscription and receive a full refund. If you do decide to cancel within the 14 days, Bristol SU will refund your payment within a further 30 days of the cancellation.  To request a refund please email:


Data sharing (Sports Club members only)


Please be aware that Bristol SU may share data relating to the members of its sports clubs with the Centre for Sport, Exercise and Health (a department of the University).  This information may be used for the purposes of communicating direct with these members and/or to cross-reference against SEH's Sports Pass membership records.


As part of Bristol SU's membership of British Universities & Colleges Sports (BUCS) Bristol SU may have to share data on to its sports clubs members so BUCS can, from time to time, communicate with these members. 


Data sharing (Societies members only)


If you're joining one of the societies listed below please be aware that your name and email address will be shared with Bristol Hub for the purpose of keeping you up to date with their activities through their email “The Week”:

AIESEC Bristol, AMICUS Bristol, Anti-Slavery Society, Bristol Feminists, Bristol Friends of MSF, Bristol Marrow, Bristol Social Enterprise Society, Bristol Student Action for Refugees, Bristol University Amnesty International, Conservation Group, Bristol University Oxfam Group, Bristol University Sustainability Team, Bristol Volunteers for Development Abroad, Engineers Without Borders, Howard League for Penal Reform Student Society, International Affairs Society, Medsin Bristol, Model United Nations, and Vegetarian and Vegan Society.


For more information on Bristol Hub visit:


If you do not want your details shared with the Hub please email:

These terms shall be governed by English law and are subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts. Nothing in these terms shall exclude liability for fraudulent misrepresentation.