A number of young people taking part in EY Foundation’s upcoming Lewisham programme have expressed an interest in working in charities and the social care sector and they are seeking volunteers who could act as a business host to support a small group of 3-4 young people as part of the virtual business experience placement in February.

The young people will be aged between 16-19 years of age from the London Borough of Lewisham. They are taking part in a programme called Our Future and will be undertaking their virtual business experience between Monday, 15th February and Wednesday, 17th February.

They are looking for 1 or 2 volunteer hosts who would be willing to introduce themselves, talk about their current job role / organisation and introduce the project brief.

As a host you will be asked to talk to the young people about how they could approach and work through the brief and check in later that day and the following day to check progress and offer advice. The young people will be asked to present their ideas to a different charity/social enterprise (ideally from Lewisham) who will provide feedback on their work!

The expected time commitment is below:

Monday, 15th February – 9.30am to 10.30am (Teams call): Introduce yourself, share your career journey, talk about your current role / organisation and introduce the project brief

Monday, 15th February – 1.30pm to 2/2.15pm (Teams call): Check in with the young people to offer advice on their ideas and check progress

Tuesday, 16th February – 1.30pm to 2/2.15pm (Teams call): Check in with the young people to offer advice on their ideas and check progress in preparation for presenting their ideas the following day

You would also be welcome to sit in on the call when the young present their ideas on the afternoon of Wednesday, 17th February.

Email Nia.Lonergan@eyfoundation.ey.com to register your interest.

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