Volunteering

Business Ambassadors are required to support on a range of events and activities throughout the year to help young people develop the skills they need for the work place. Business Ambassadors help young people to raise their awareness of the work place, careers and employability skills.
 

 

If you would like to find out more, please contact Lisa Elliott or ring the office on 0118 359 3131.

Date Activity School  
Tuesday 3rd October 2017
10:00 – 14:00
Work Ready Day
Addington School BOOK NOW
Required volunteers: A business is required to host up to 10 Post 16 students for a visit to help them learn more about your industry, careers and the work place.
   
       
Thursday 5th October 2017
10:00 - 14:00
Work Ready Day
Addington School
 
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Required volunteers:  A business is required to host up to 10 Post 16 students for a visit to help them learn more about your industry, careers and the work place
   
       
Monday 9th October 2017
09:00 - 16:00
Speed networking
Reading College
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Required volunteers:  12 volunteers are required to take part in a series of 5 minute interviews with Year 12 students from Reading College to promote employability skills, different industries and the benefits of work experience.
Venue: 520 Eskdale Road, Winnersh Triangle, RG41 5TU.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tuesday 10th October 2017
10:00 - 14:00
Work Ready Day
Addington School
 
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Required volunteers: A business is required to host up to 10 Pre 16 students for a visit to help them learn more about your industry, careers and the work place.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Thursday 19th October 2017
17:00 - 21:00
Design your Future
Kendrick School BOOK NOW
Required volunteers: 60+ businesses are required to showcase the amazing array of different careers that could be available to the young women of Kendrick School.  Parents will also be invited to the event.  40 places remaining.
   
       
Wednesday 1st November 2017
09:00 - 16:00
 Speed Networking
Reading College
Required volunteers: 12 volunteers are required to take part in a series of 5 minute interviews with Year 12 students from Reading College to promote employability skills, different industries and the benefits of work experience.  Venue: 520 Eskdale Road, Winnersh Triangle, RG41 5TU.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Thursday 9th November 2017
08:00 - 14:00
Oxbridge Interview Skills
Kendrick School
 
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Required volunteers: 10 volunteers are required to work with small groups of students to help them prepare for their university interviews.  Volunteers will take students through a series of mock interviews and help them to develop their personal statement.  Volunteers need to have been to university so they can draw on their own experiences.  Hosted by Verizon Business, Reading International Business Park, RG2.
   
 
 
 
 
Tuesday 14th November 2017
08:00 - 15:00
Careers Conference
Kendrick School
Required volunteers: 6 Businesses are required to deliver hands on activities to students in Year 11 to help raise their awareness of different careers and industries.  You will deliver your workshop 4 times to groups of 15 students.
   
       
Thursday 23rd November 2017
09:00 - 16:00
Speed networking
Reading College
Required volunteers: 12 volunteers are required to take part in a series of 5 minute interviews with Year 12 students from Reading College to promote employability skills, different industries and the benefits of work experience. Venue: 520 Eskdale Road, Winnersh Triangle, RG41 5TU.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wednesday 13th December 2017
08:00 - 15:00
Build Up Your Business
(Day 1 - first half of the year group)
Waingels College
Required volunteers: Business volunteers are required to support Year 8 students who will be asked to start their own business from scratch including building the premises.  Working to a deadline, students will take on roles including Project Manager, HR, Construction Manager, marketing, Finance Manager and Environmental Officer.
 
 
 
     
Thursday 14th December 2017
08:00 - 15:00
Build Up Your Business
(Day 2 - second half of the year group)
Waingels College BOOK NOW
Required volunteers: Business volunteers are required to support Year 8 students who will be asked to start their own business from scratch including building the premises.  Working to a deadline, students will take on roles including Project Manager, HR, Construction Manager, marketing, Finance Manager and Environmental Officer.
   
       
January 2018
 WOOP STEM Fair
Various schools & colleges
 
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Required volunteers: In January 2018 we will be working with 600 young people to help them to raise their awareness and understanding of the different careers that are available in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths industries.  The format of the event is still being developed, but if you would like to join our mailing list to find out more about the event please let us know.
   
       
Thursday 1st February 2018
10:00 - 14:00
Work Ready Day
Addington School BOOK NOW
 
Required volunteers:  A business is required to host up to 10 Post 16 students for a visit to help them learn more about your industry, careers and the work place.
   
       
Tuesday 6th February 2018
10:00 - 14:00
Work Ready Day
Addington School BOOK NOW
Required volunteers:  A business is required to host up to 10 Post 16 students for a visit to help them learn more about your industry, careers and the work place.
 
 
 
     
Thursday 8th February 2018
10:00 - 14:00
Work Ready Day
Addington School
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Required volunteers:  A business is required to host up to 10 Pre 16 students for a visit to help them learn more about your industry, careers and the work place.
   
       
Thursday 22nd February 2018
08:00 - 13:00
Job Safari Adventure
Addington School
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Required volunteers:  6 employers are required to deliver an interactive workshop showcasing your industry, careers and employability skills to a series of small student groups throughout the morning
   
       
Tuesday 8th May 2018
10:00 - 14:00
Work Ready Day
Addington School
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Required volunteers:  A business is required to host up to 10 Post 16 students for a visit to help them learn more about your industry, careers and the work place.
   
       
Thursday 10th May 2018
10:00 - 14:00
Work Ready Day
Addington School 
 
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Required volunteers: A business is required to host up to 10 Post 16 students for a visit to help them learn more about your industry, careers and the work place.