Right now we’re building a volunteer army of Career Coaches from all walks of life, with diverse backgrounds, skills and experiences. We’d love to have you on board.
We’ll ask you to complete a short registration form and aim to contact you within 72 hours to chat through your application.
As a minimum we ask that:
- You are passionate about social mobility and supporting young people to achieve their full potential
- You’re able to commit 2 hours of your time 4-5 times a year
- You have a reliable internet connection and can participate in video calls
- You’re happy to attend MyBigCareer’s induction and training session
- You agree for us to conduct criminal background checks – In order to be eligible to volunteer with MyBigCareer and get an accurate Enhanced DBS check, you must have been living in England or Wales for the last 5 years.
We know how precious your time is and want to make the most of every hour you give us. We’ll help you to have the best possible impact for young people and get a great volunteering experience too.
You don’t need to be career guidance guru, qualified life coach or employment expert to make a life-changing difference.
Instead we value your life experience, your energy and insights and the connections you can make: the tools you’ll need to help connect, inspire and make change for young people starting out on their journey. Sessions for our 1:1 Career Coaching programme take place during the school day.
As a MyBigCareer volunteer you’ll be:
- Supported, encouraged and trained by the charity’s energetic team
- Sharing your skills, insights and expertise to help young people who are less advantaged
- Getting the opportunity to make new connections with like-minded volunteers
- Growing professionally and personally as a role model and inspirational individual
- Supporting your own wellbeing by putting your spare time and ability to brilliant use
Before applying we also ask you to read more about being a volunteer for MyBigCareer here.
This is not a long-term ‘mentoring’ programme. Although MyBigCareer will continue to work with the school and students, as a volunteer it is likely that you will only meet the young person on one occasion. These sessions take place during the school day.
If this sounds good to you please complete the registration form (click below) as soon as you can. We’re looking forward to receiving your application.