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Expert chat: Volunteering and work experience Tues Feb 12th, 7-8pm

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru

Are you on the job hunt?

Does everything you want require 'experience'?

Have you thought about volunteering or work experience to boost your employability?

Come along to chat on Tuesday February the 12th from 7-8pm and share your own tips and ideas or ask a question to our expert in the field, Sam Sparrow!

What can I ask?
Maybe you're not sure where to start or what kind of volunteering you should try to get the skills that you need. You might be unsure about how much of a commitment you can make or nervous about meeting new people. You might be volunteering or doing work experience at the moment but not feeling that you're learning anything new. Whatever your question this is the perfect opportunity to come and find out more.


About Sam...
For over 10 years, Sam has been involved in volunteering, especially with young people. She's worked on exciting volunteering programmes at the Citizenship Foundation and a stint managing corporate responsibility for a law firm. She's also been Head of Volunteering for youth charity Catch22 before landing up at vInspired as Knowledge & Innovation Manager. Sam is a passionate about the power of volunteering to transform lives and particularly how volunteering can support employment for young people.

She's got a wealth of experience and we have an hour of her time in the chat room :thumb:

How does it work?
If you've not been to an expert chat before, they work a bit differently. Your questions and comments will be approved before they appear in the chat room so that Sam can answer questions one person at a time. Helen and I will be there to explain things on the night and approve all your comments :)

When the chat is open you'll be able to enter from the normal page: http://www.thesite.org/community/thesocial/chat

If you have a question but can't make the chat then you can post it here or PM me and we'll ask it on your behalf. The transcript from the chat will be published a few days after the event.

Hope to see lots of you there!



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