Volunteering with Future First

It can be hard for a pupil to imagine life after school or college. They need someone like them to inspire and guide them. Past students. Role models in accessible apprenticeships and jobs.

Future First is the only UK education charity connecting state school and college pupils, of all backgrounds and abilities, to former students they can truly relate and aspire to.

Inspired by you…

It’s easy to sign up and volunteer at your old school or college! Type in the name of your old school or college here and follow the quick instructions on how to enter your details. If your school or college is not a Future First member school, you can still volunteer by joining the National Alumni Network which is committed to giving back to schools across the UK, you can join the national network, here.

There are so many ways you can give back to your old school or college, from simply submitting a photo for a poster or giving up one morning or afternoon to attend a workshop.

Share your story…

Anyone can be a role model. Your story can light the way for a young person who needs to see someone just like them succeed. In as little as 10 minutes, you can tell us about you and we’ll make sure it reaches the right young people who will be encouraged inspired and motivated by your story. You can also choose to appear on an inspirational role model poster which will be displayed in your former school – helping to inspire current students sat at your old desk.

What does being a volunteer look like?

Help equip young people for their future pathway

You can go back to your old school or college as part of our workshops, sharing your post-school journey with current students

Build your confidence by delivering inspiring speeches or sessions to young people

You can go back to your old school for an alumni assembly to speak to year groups about your career or education journey

Encourage young people to succeed at interview

You can help deliver mock interview sessions with current students in your old school or college to prepare them for the world of work

What does being a volunteer look like?

Help equip young people for their future pathway

You can go back to your old school or college as part of our workshops, sharing your post-school journey with current students

Build your confidence by delivering inspiring speeches or sessions to young people

You can go back to your old school for an alumni assembly to speak to year groups about your career or education journey

Encourage young people to succeed at interview

You can help deliver mock interview sessions with current students in your old school or college to prepare them for the world of work

Volunteer stories

Marc is a freelance creative producer and project manager in the music industry. He shared his story about volunteering through Future First to help Year 9 pupils at Discovery Academy with their GCSE choices in his childhood home of Stoke-on-Trent. Read his story here.

Discover more volunteer stories and learn about the impact you can have on students and young people.