Virtual interactive sessions

Virtual interactive sessions enable young people to learn about jobs from a range of volunteers remotely. The sessions aim to motivate and inspire students to see the value in their school subjects, challenge stereotypes and raise their aspirations. 

During the 2020 summer term, our volunteers and schools reached over 6000 children and young people through interactive virtual sessions run via secure webinar platformsFrom Aberdeen to PenzanceSouthampton to Derbythese sessions have inspired young people across the UK, including in rural locations and areas with a lower number of registered volunteers.  

Virtual activities enable young people to hear about volunteers from different backgrounds and varied sectors. Accompanied by polls and with Q&As as a major element of the activities, the sessions ensure an interactive and engaging learning experience. 

So far, young people have said: 

“I learnt how important school subjects such as Maths, English and Science are in order to follow your career choice” 

“It showed me that you can be whatever you want to be. It also showed me that girls and boys can have the same job” 

“I learnt that I already have skills that will help me in my career” 

Teachers can organise their own bespoke virtual activities for their students. Find out how. 

You can sign up to volunteer here, or log in and edit your profile to say “I am willing to take part in virtual events”Read more about volunteering virtually.