What is the voluntary hour and how does this affect my pay? Expand All tutors who work for The Tutor Trust agree to donate one hour of free tuition for every 6 hours of paid tuition. This enables The Tutor Trust to provide tuition at an affordable rate to more schools and students in Greater Manchester and Leeds. In practise, voluntary Hours will be deducted from your final payment of Contact Time on a monthly basis. This means that your contact time will be paid at a rate of 6/7ths each month.