Volunteering - Speakers for Schools


Volunteering helps young people gain experience, learn vital skills and support local communities. And Vinspired makes it happen.

Since Vinspired launched in 2006 it has created over one million volunteering roles for young people aged 14-30 with non-profits and charities across the UK. The Vinspired website is now part of Speakers for Schools’ Youth Volunteering programme which launched in 2022.

From vital conservation work to capturing the buzz of the Great North Run on camera, there’s  amazing opportunities for everyone.

Plus, every time young people volunteer they earn hours  towards  the digital Vinspired awards, highly valued by schools, colleges, universities and potential employers.

Why volunteer?

Volunteering can help young people thrive while transforming the communities they live in. It’s about learning vital skills that look great on a CV too!

Volunteering can help young people:

  • get real-world experience
  • be part of something positive
  • give back to their communities
  • learn vital skills like communication and leadership
  • build a brilliant CV or personal statement