Become an I Can Be Virtual volunteer

Become an I Can Be virtual volunteer

Help us inspire children without leaving your home!

I Can Be aims to broaden children's horizons and widen their aspirations by introducing them to the world of work. Our main programme is for girls aged 7–8 years old.

I Can Be’s volunteers help us introduce children to a wide range of jobs. For example, we are seeking volunteers to host live 'virtual' I Can Be visits as part of our programme that introduces children to a variety of professionals. For each virtual visit, the children 'meet' a professional (via a live session on Microsoft Teams) to learn about their job, ask questions and do a verbal activity to get more insight into the job. Each visit is with 10 girls and lasts for 45 minutes. I Can Be visits take place between January and July every year.

 

About I Can Be

I Can Be is a registered children’s charity (Number 1188905) that aims to break down barriers to opportunity for children and young people.

Our workplace visits programme brings 7- and 8-year-old girls into the world of work, to broaden their horizons and help them to discover the breadth of opportunity around them. Run through schools, our programme gives girls an opportunity to research and meet a wide range of professionals.

Targeting inner-city primary schools, I Can Be enables girls to explore jobs they otherwise may not be exposed to, building their curiosity and confidence along the way.

Within the UK, we are currently working with schools in inner-city London. We choose the areas of Greater London we work in very carefully, identifying where there is less likelihood that girls will be exposed to a variety of jobs or visit neighbourhoods outside of their own.

Skills

We are seeking volunteers from as wide a range of jobs and sectors as possible.

We are looking for female professionals who feel passionately about broadening horizons and widening aspirations for children. Volunteers also need to be able to communicate with children, including talking about their job in a clear and simple way so that 7–8-year-old children can understand (ie using simple language and avoiding jargon).

I Can Be volunteers also need to be personable and enthusiastic, so that they can engage with and inspire children.


Details

  • Not suitable for under 18's

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This opportunity can be carried out whilst working from home.

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