Every year we make the same new year’s resolutions whether it be cutting down on certain foods and drinks, joining the gym, or finding ways to save money. Instead for 2020 consider doing something different and making your New Year’s resolution to be about someone else. This year volunteer to help young people. Volunteering doesn’t have to be time consuming. The process is quick and easy and can be done just by filling in a short online form.
EBP South Is engaging with young people to help prepare them for the world of work. Through a range of interactive events such as ‘guess my job’ and ‘business speed networking’, EBP South is connecting business professionals with students. These interactive sessions give students the opportunity to learn about different job roles and careers directly from professionals.
These events are possible with the support of business professionals, just by pledging a couple of hours of your time can make a real difference in the personal development and confidence of a young person.
Pledging your time to support young people can also help to enhance your own CV and fulfill your career development plan whilst giving back to the community. 97% of skillstree ambassadors who volunteered in the past said that it was a good use of their time outside of the workplace.
A volunteer said, ‘It is a pleasure to help inspire young children about work and it’s a great networking opportunity to meet other like-minded business people.’