1. Volunteer as a speaker
Do you want to motivate and inspire young people to realise their potential and to consider employment opportunities in the food, drink and retail industry? Can you offer your time to volunteer as a speaker at an Insights from Industry session in a school or college?
If the answer is yes, we’d love to hear from you. You’ll join a growing network of over 200 volunteer speakers from industry who find their volunteering with us rewarding and enjoyable. And you’ll get as much out of the experience as the students.
>> What our volunteer speakers say about their experience
2. Volunteer as a skills workshop leader
Following a successful pilot, we’re now rolling out a programme of smaller, participative workshops to the schools and colleges that have booked Insights from Industry sessions with us. If you’d be interested in leading one of these workshops (interview skills, presentation skills, team-working and problem solving), in a school / college or hosting one at your place of work.
3. Run a business-led activity for students
You could set up a Dragons Den challenge; provide real-life business case studies for students to work on; offer workplace visits, work experience or placements.
4. Donate your expertise
You could provide employability and life skills content for our Student Zone, help us recruit volunteers or help us improve our IT and systems.
Employee volunteering programmes
If your company runs an employee volunteering scheme, or is thinking of setting one up, Working Options could provide an ideal opportunity. We can run a ‘lunch and learn’ session at your workplace for your staff to find out more.
“Like me, many Diageo employees are looking for opportunities to give back to the local charities and communities that we live and work in, so with an expanding network and a need for motivational speakers of all ages and experience, Working Options provides a great fit for us. We held a lunch and learn session in our London office attended by around 75 employees and the session was a great success. It was informal yet informative and engaging, and we signed up over 50 volunteers on the day.” Julia Dixon, Senior National Account Manager, Diageo