Volunteering for Worktree
Young people need to talk to lots of workers, face to face, to understand the world of work.
You can help by volunteering an hour of your time to one of our WorkOut events, talking to young people and developing their career aspirations. It’s easy, rewarding and fun!
Events You Can Volunteer For
Career WorkOut introduces young people aged 11-18 to work guests from a range of work backgrounds in a series of brief encounters.
A group of work guests from different backgrounds sit in a circle facing outwards. Groups of 2-4 students have 6 minutes to ask the guest questions about their working life, before standing up and moving to the next guest. They continue until they have met 7-8 guests with an hour.
Primary WorkOut helps 9-11 year olds learn about different jobs and develop speaking & listening skills.
After a short introduction assembly, class groups rotate around 3-4 diverse work guests interviewing each one about their work. First the pupils spend five minutes asking closed questions to guess the guest’s job, then 15-20 minutes of open questions to find out what it’s really like.
Interview Workout provides students aged 16-18 with a variety of employment experiences to better help them understand the process of applying for, interviewing for and securing a job role.
In a fast-paced half-day (or whole-day) workshop, Year 12-13 students engage in a team challenge, discover personal employability strengths, practice talking about them, interview work guests, write a short job application and short-list others’, then interview and/or are interviewed for the job.
What our Volunteers have said…
Why Volunteer for Worktree?
Contribute to the Community
Contribute meaningfully to improve the local community.
Increase your motivation and productivity back at work.
Network with other working adults from the local area.
After attending a Career WorkOut session, 99% of our volunteer guests say they want to attend another. 97% say “I now feel more positive about my work”.