Employability Skills Programmes

Interactive and engaging workshops to develop secondary school students employability skills and prepare them for the world of work.

All of our programmes are supported by business professionals (volunteers) to give students insight into different career journeys and to illustrate how the skills they are developing with The Switch have practical application in their future careers.

The Switch have a range of programmes and volunteering opportunities to get involved in from short virtual sessions to in-person team events.

Find out more below on how you can volunteer and have a positive impact on a young person’s future.

What we offer

  • Virtual volunteering, including a CV Clinic
  • In-person volunteering (school events)
  • Individual volunteer spaces
  • Team volunteer spaces
  • Short volunteering events < 1 hour
  • Full day events
  • Host in your workplace
  • Bespoke events

Corporate volunteering

Corporate volunteering to change lives locally

Over 30 years, our charity has partnered with 100s of businesses to improve the futures of local children and young people. Work with The Switch to support your community, enrich your CSR agenda and provide meaningful volunteering opportunities for your workforce.

Inspire the next generation

We provide a vital link between education and business in Tower Hamlets, offering volunteering programmes that change lives locally. Your support helps the young people fulfil their potential and discover their best futures.

Flexible programmes to suit your business

Access a wide variety of volunteering programmes, including long-term and one-off programmes across primary and secondary schools. This variety and flexibility enables you to meet your objectives with tailored plans to suit your business, staff and timeframes.

Enjoyable experiences that matter

We make volunteering easy, enjoyable, and engaging. With a wide range of opportunities available, there are experiences for everyone. Your team will make a real difference while developing transferable skills such as coaching, interviewing and teamwork.

Meeting your CSR goals

By working closely with schools, our employability programmes help you meet your CSR goals while making a positive and measurable impact on your local community. Do good, embrace inclusivity and provide rewarding experiences for your staff.

Easy-to-manage, we do the heavy lifting!

If it’s excellent value and maximum impact you’re after, then we’ve got it. We do all of the programme management for you, requiring very little organisation or admin from you and your team. We want to make your experience a great one.

Build your talent pipeline

Businesses need access to a diverse and inclusive talent pipeline. Through our programmes, you also gain direct access to a local pool of bright and enthusiastic young people who can join your talent pipeline.

How to volunteer

We welcome teams of volunteers as well as individuals from our partners.

Our online booking portal makes it easy to choose the event, date, format and location to suit you.

No prior training is required. As this is a one-off activity volunteers do not need to undergo a Disclosure & Barring Service check.

We have virtual and in-person volunteering so you can find the perfect opportunity that works for you or your team.

To find out more please go to our online booking page.

If you are interested in volunteering spaces for a team or would like to arrange a bespoke event for your company, please contact volunteer@theswitch.org.

Why volunteer?

Improve your soft skills and enhance your leadership qualities

Feel good, it’s fun and you ARE making a difference

Sharing your experiences is truly inspirational

Watch young people’s confidence grow with your coaching

You are helping to shape the next generation

Taking a break from your duties to help others is a great way to re-energise

Inspire the next generation and invest in your future workforce

Inspire the next generation

Ready to get involved?

Inspire the future