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School volunteering opportunities

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Blackboard says inspire a studentWe have four upcoming opportunities for volunteering in schools.

They are all similar, going into the school, talking about your job, the type of skills you need, helping to inspire and prepare students for the world of work.

If you live or work near any of the schools this is an excellent opportunity to give something back to the community and help improve social mobility. Not only that it can help develop your skills, increase your self- confidence and just generally make you feel better.

  • An afternoon at John Fisher School in Purley - South London on 18 June networking and speaking to Yr 8 students (aged 12-13) about your job.
  • Career Speed Networking event at Villiers High School, Southall on 11 July meeting students for 3/4 minutes at a time
  • A day at Woodlands School, Basildon on 17 July mentoring small groups of yr 9’s on the world of work.
  • Careers Fair at Beal High School Ilford, on 21 June, 1:15pm to 3:15pm, about 500 year 10 and 12 students.

If you are interested in any of them don’t delay and get in touch saying which school you are interested in.

Don’t forget to discuss with your line manager before offering help.

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  1. Comment by Rachel Walton posted on

    I've been wondering recently whether there is scope for Civil Servants to go into schools to tell the pupils about and highlighting some of the information that's on there. I work for the Insolvency Service and was struck by the BBC 3 documentary 'Killed by my debt' and I truly believe that his life could have been saved if he knew how to access the information on regarding debt and how to handle bailiffs etc. The talks could focus on the information likely to affect young people entering the real world for the first time.

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      Comment by Susan Coles posted on

      Hi Rachel,

      Thank you for your suggestion. We are currently reviewing how we interact with schools and this is something to consider, perhaps we can have a conversation, I'll contact you directly about it.

  2. Comment by Jasbinder Sidhu posted on

    I am interested in the Career Speed Networking event at Villiers High School, Southall on 11 July. Please let me know how I can make arrangements for this.

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      Comment by Susan Coles posted on

      Sorry there should have been a link to get in touch, now rectified. I've noted your details and will be in touch.