This month's volunteering opportunities

If you’re a Broadgate resident, you may be able to access some of the following volunteering opportunities.*

Alternatively, if you’re interested in joining ELBA then please contact
*Opportunities will be offered on a needs basis and will be at the discretion of ELBA staff.



Could you spare an hour a month to support a London school or college?

On behalf of the Careers & Enterprise Company and Team London, we are delivering the Enterprise Adviser Network across east London. The London Enterprise Adviser Network (LEAN) helps young people build the skills and experiences they need to lead successful futures. It does this by connecting businesses with schools and colleges to create a network of business volunteers, called Enterprise Advisers, and school or college Careers Leaders. This ensures that young people are aware of the career pathways and opportunities available to them. As an Enterprise Adviser you will work with a school or college Careers Leader to provide their students with great careers guidance. You will contribute to creating a careers support plan and help students to make informed and important decisions about their futures. With your help, students will develop the skills and knowledge they need to achieve their potential. All you need is an hour a month, either in person or by Skype if easier. We can match you to a school near your home or office for ease.

- Volunteers will develop their skills in strategy, influencing and project management.

- Contact for more information.


Deliver an interactive session about your line of work to students

What do you want to be when you grow up? Help enlighten students on career opportunities and share your line of work and the pathway you took to the career you are in now. We are looking for volunteers to take part in a Careers Junction at a school and join a carousel of industry professionals who will run an insightful workshops to inspire students about their career opportunities. Sign up as a group or individual and deliver a session for 25 or 50 minutes to small group of different students.

- Date: 5th February from 8.30-14.00, at Greatfields School.

- Contact  / 07939 010 008 for more information.


Host a Career Insight Visit and inspire the next generation

Would you like to give students an insight into the world of work and share your own career journey as well as helping build their confidence? If so, why not host a group of students at your workplace for a Career Insight Visit? You will need to book a room and get 5-8 volunteers from various departments involved in delivering the session for 25-30 students. Volunteers will develop leadership, presentation, confidence and communication skills.

- Dates: 22nd January & 11th February from 10.30-14.30. Or we can organise a date that suits you!

- Contact  / 07939 010 008 for more information.


Inspire university students with an Insight Session

Could you host a dynamic, engaging insight session? We are seeking volunteers to host a two-hour networking and information session about how your business works and how students may get a role in it, or a similar company. We’re seeking 5-8 volunteers from different departments who can confidently talk about their career progression and current role with small groups of students. All you need to do is book a room, organise light refreshments, encourage colleagues from different departments to join in, and we will get the students there. This opportunity requires a minimal commitment but is a great, rewarding way to inspire young people. Sessions take place on a date from March-June, ideally from 3-5pm. Just let us know when is convenient for you.

- Contact for more information.


International Women’s Day 2020 - Careers Junction

Celebrate International Women’s Day 2020 by inspiring young girls and sharing your career journey, choices and challenges. Join a carousel of female professionals from various companies who will give motivational talks and run insightful career specific workshops to inspire students about new career opportunities. Sign up as a group or individual and give a line of talks to different groups of students throughout the day.

- Date: 9th March from 8.30-14.00

- Contact / 07939 010 008 for more information.


Support for Business Management programme

Sunderland University in London are looking for volunteers to help support their new top-up Business Management programme at their South Quay campus. This would involve reading the syllabus, liaising with the University’s academic team and offering feedback on its content. The idea is that the modules are relevant to industry. This may suit people in business management, finance management, HR management, as well as entrepreneurs who may have hands on experience of business start-up.

- Contact for more information.


Mentor a university student to career success

We are looking for mentors to support students at our partner university in Greenwich, launching at the end of January. The six-month programme gives students an opportunity to develop employability skills, gain confidence in corporate environments and expand their professional networks. After an initial training session, mentoring pairs meet for up to 8 hours, ideally at the mentor’s office.

- Volunteer to develop your communication, adaptability, confidence and coaching skills.

- Date: End of January 2020 (dates tbc)

- Contact 07506 694 409 for more information.


Speak at a School Assembly

We are looking for inspirational speakers to share their career journeys from education into employment with a whole year group of students. Presentations will take place for 20-30 mins during morning assemblies each month. ELBA will provide a guide/template to follow and a briefing in person or over
the phone beforehand.

- Volunteers for this opportunity will develop public speaking and presentation skills.

- Dates: 14th, 20th, 21st, 22nd and 28th January, plus more dates.

- Contact / 07939 010 008 for more information.


Review CVs on Campus to enhance a student’s employability skills

We are looking for volunteers to review CVs as part of a drop in CV clinic at Queen Mary University of London, Mile End campus in February. A strong CV is important for students and graduates to demonstrate their employability skills. This is a fantastic opportunity to help students and graduates from a range of backgrounds, share your insights and provide students with constructive feedback as they prepare to apply for upcoming internships and graduate roles. We will provide briefing materials ahead of the session.

- Date: Thursday 27th February

- Contact / 07506 694 409 for more information.



Communication skills workshops

Would you like to support the skills development of those seeking better communication skills? The ENABLE project is an exciting programme that offers volunteers the chance to deliver workshops that will improve the communication skills of those wanting to improve their confidence, gain employment and progress their careers. These workshops will be running for the next 12 months. If you are interested in delivering one or multiple workshops, please join us on for a ‘train the trainer’ session.

- For more information or to confirm attendance, contact



Skilled in business planning? Support a young people’s organisation!

Young and Talented uses the activities involved in theatre arts training to transform young people’s social capabilities, confidence and self-expression, and develop transferable skills to enable them to achieve their full potential educationally, socially and culturally. The organisation has been through a period of growth and is looking for a volunteer to help it develop its business plan. They are keen to work with someone who can provide an external perspective and guidance around how best to structure the business so they can be responsive and effective. This will help them to prepare for a vital funding application that could change the future of the organisation. The work is anticipated to take one day, either at your offices or in the community.

- To find out more, contact


Social media savvy? Help a homelessness & addiction charity build their online presence

Spitalfields Crypt Trust is a homelessness and addiction charity working with people in east London. It provides vital support through its residential recovery service, personal development and training services and a number of social enterprises. The charity is seeking social media support. They are keen to develop their platforms so that they can reach more of their supporters, raise vital funds and increase their visibility. They are ideally looking for a volunteer to provide insight and advice around how to maximise their platforms, use analytics and set targets. The work is anticipated to take 1-2 days or could take place on an ongoing basis and is the perfect opportunity for a marketing professional to use their skills to make a difference.

- To find out more, contact


Share your digital marketing knowledge with first time entrepreneurs

The Working Well Trust is a mental health charity that assists east Londoners to achieve their recovery goals through training and employment support. They also support clients who are pursuing self employment or aiming to set up enterprises or small businesses. Some of their clients have ambitions to launch businesses in a range of sectors including fashion, textiles, life coaching, food, health and self development. However, as clients often have limited resources, physical space and financial means, progress can be impeded. Working Well Trust are therefore looking for a volunteer who can provide an introduction to digital marketing training, providing insight into how marketing can be used to enhance their business and build a brand. Suggested topics include how to get started with a digital presence, choosing the best channels for a business, creating good content, and how to grow your market. This is a fantastic opportunity for a marketing professional to help people with barriers to employment develop their businesses and move closer to realising their ambitions.

- To find out more, contact


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