Volunteers: Inspiring Languages

Inspiring the Future provides a quick and easy way for schools and employers to connect. We have hundreds of volunteers who use languages in their jobs who’ve offered to go into schools to talk to pupils.

They include lawyers, civil servants, engineers and psychologists, using their languages in organisations ranging from Rolls Royce to Save the Children, from PR companies to banks.

Languages include French, German, Spanish, Arabic, Italian, Mandarin, Japanese, Urdu, and many more.

The volunteers will be happy to take part in whatever activities you organise, whether it’s a whole school assembly, a session as part of European Day of Languages celebrations, to judge competitions or to talk to small groups of pupils – it’s up to you.

“Inviting working professionals into schools to give pupils first hand insights into the breadth of the jobs market and its recruitment demands is a great example of the sort of good practice that Ofsted expects schools to include when providing young people with effective independent careers guidance.” Karen Adiaanse HMI, National Lead for Careers Guidance, Ofsted

Read our user friendly practical guide to Inspiring Languages.

Meet one of our Inspiring Languages volunteers.

 How to get involved as a volunteer

When completing your Inspiring the Future volunteer profile, simply select the languages you can speak in the ‘Specialism’ section in ‘My Profile’, and you will be available to schools and colleges in your area as a language volunteer.