Our employer partners periodically host visits to their workplaces by groups of students, who get a chance to meet employees and ask questions. Volunteers and students then get to work on a challenge that gives a flavour of what the organisation does.
vInspired recognises that volunteering and social action can help young people to thrive, and transform the communities they live in. It teaches them vital skills, like teamwork and problem-solving and helps prepare them for the future. vInspired provides a digital brokerage service, connecting young people with volunteering opportunities and have joined the Skills Builder Partnership to add greater clarity around which skills are developed in each volunteering opportunity.
How they use the Skills Builder Framework
Explicit and consistent use of language from Framework
Connecting with partners around common skills
Audit of existing programme content
Assessment of programme impact
Reflection with learners on programme experience
Training for delivery team
Additional offer to schools (e.g. Hub resources)
Increase specificity and focus within programme (e.g. refer to specific steps, rather than whole skill)
Measuring learner baseline to differentiate programme/intervention
Sharing best practice with other skills-building organisations
Development or co-creation of new content