Schools & Colleges
Volunteering in the community is a great way of developing a sense of social responsibility in students. Volunteering overseas has an exponential effect in developing the life skills and cultural awareness of young adults and can be a meaningful part of a gap year.
We work with Heads of Sixth Form and Careers Advisors from both state and independent schools, to help increase awareness of the opportunity that volunteering overseas offers and how this works as part of a gap year. We find the most effective way to share this message is through dedicated talks to 6th form groups. Here are just some of the kind comments we have had in response to our talks…
“Hi Steve, I really did want to thank you so much for taking the (not inconsiderable) time and trouble to come here and deliver your message to the boys. I’ve had very positive feedback and clearly people really valued what you had to say, particularly as most of them had not properly considered what volunteering could actually mean for them…..
So thank you again for providing the boys with the new ideas – they really appreciated it”
Alan Williams, Head of PHSE & Citizenship, Poole Grammar
“Dear Steve, thank you for visiting Millfield today. I really enjoyed your presentation and learnt a lot about Outreach International and volunteering in general. I felt that the pupils appreciated your constructive attitude to the whole concept of volunteering, and I shall follow up with those present, and others, in future.”
Mr S. Briston, Deputy Head of Careers, Millfield
“Dear Steve, I would like to thank you on behalf of Worthing College for attending our Careers Inspiration Day on Tuesday 8th March. The talks you gave were very well received and we have had lots of positive feedback from students. Once again thank you for your valuable contribution. We look forward to seeing you next year.”
Maisie Miller, Student Services, Worthing College
We are a small social enterprise based in the south of England but we are keen to participate wherever time, technology and expense allows. The following are just some of the ways Outreach can engage with your school:
- Speaking to 6th form groups
- Exhibiting at career/gap fairs
- Providing talks on ethics and responsible volunteering
- Group consultations: working with small interest groups who want to have a more involved discussion, perhaps with a careers advisor present
- On site resources: providing information, impromptu displays and drop-in services to schools who want to partner with a responsible volunteering organisation
- Bursary scheme: using sponsorship funds from local businesses and/or our own surplus funds, we have the opportunity to support a small number of volunteer placements for students coming from a less privileged background
Contact us for more information about how we can support your students and download our posters to add to your student noticeboard.
A4 volunteering poster for schools and Universities
A3 volunteering poster for schools and Universities