What our volunteers say

What motivates our volunteers and what do they get out of it? Our community of over 35,000 volunteers from a huge range of jobs across the UK all have a story to tell about why they want to help inspire young people to do the jobs they love.

Read some of their stories here.

Jordan Smith, Clinical Coding (Trainee) Trainer, NHS Foundation Trust

10 August 2018

10 August 2018

Jordan is a Clinical Coding Trainer (trainee) for the NHS and signed up to Inspiring the Future as an NHS Ambassador. He'll be visiting local schools to talk to young people and children about his role, helping to open their eyes to the range of interesting roles available with the NHS. In this short blog post, he shares a bit about her career so far and the advice he'd like to give to young people about the roles available in the NHS.

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Paris Bartholomew, Learning and Development Trainer

8 August 2018

8 August 2018

Paris, a self employed Learning and Development Trainer, is one of thousands of inspirational volunteers who have committed an hour of their time to visit a local school to talk about their job and raise some aspirations. In this short blog, she explains why she is passionate about volunteering and the importance of young people having the opportunity to meet people from the world of work.

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Carmen Neagu, Student Operating Department Practitioner

30 July 2018

30 July 2018

Carmen is one of our fantastic NHS Ambassadors who signed up to Inspiring the Future as part of our campaign with NHS England, NHS Improvement and Health Education England to get more NHS Staff into schools, and talking to young people and children about the interesting roles available with the NHS. In this short blog post, she shares a bit about her career so far and the advice she would like to offer to young people wanting to pursue a career with the NHS.

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Susan Sandon, Divisional Managing Director at Penguin Random House

17 July 2018

17 July 2018

Susan is one of our inspiring volunteers from Penguin Random House, one of the many employers who have signed up with Inspiring the Future and are encouraging their employees to volunteer to visit local schools. In this short blog, Susan tells us about her passion for her job and why she wants to share this passion with young people.

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Job Interview practise for year 10 and 12 students – Giving Back

16 July 2018

16 July 2018

Ian Rabjohn is a Commercial HR Manager at T-Systems Limited. He is also one of our inspiring volunteers and recently attended an activity to help students prepare for job interviews at his local secondary school. In this short blog post, Ian shares his experience of volunteering with Inspiring the Future (an experience he recommends to all).

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John McCrae, Custodial Manager

13 July 2018

13 July 2018

John is one of our inspiring volunteers. He has attended over ten events, and is keen to continue inspiring young people and children with Inspiring the Future. In this short blog post, John explains why he is so passionate about volunteering with us.

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Stephanie Taylor, Business Support Manager at HQ Theatres

6 July 2018

6 July 2018

Stephanie is one of our Inspiring Future Theatre Ambassadors. She signed up to inspire children and young people about the jobs available in the theatre industry. As one of ambassadors from the theatre industry, Stephanie is helping us to showcase the range of careers available, from roles on stage to those behind the curtains. She recently visited a local school to do just this, and in this short blog post she talks a bit about why she signed up, and her career journey.

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Nicci Allt, Marketing Account Director

2 July 2018

2 July 2018

Nicci is one of our Inspiring Future Theatre Ambassadors. She signed up to inspire children and young people about the jobs available in the theatre industry. As one of ambassadors from the theatre industry, Nicci will help us showcase the range of careers available from roles on stage to those behind the curtains.

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Colette Roach, NHS Project Manager

26 June 2018

26 June 2018

Colette recently visited the Graveney School in London to talk to the students about all things NHS careers, and inspire them to consider a career with the NHS. In this short blog post, Colette shares her story.

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Beth Foster, EMEA Product lead for YouTube

8 June 2018

8 June 2018

Beth is one of our inspiring volunteers. She is the EMEA Product lead for YouTube at Google, and is passionate about opening young people’s minds to the opportunities that are available to them. In this short blog post, she talks about her experience of volunteering. “It’s so gratifying to speak with young children about their […]

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