Meet our volunteers

What motivates our volunteers and what do they get out of it? Our community of over 50,000 volunteers from a huge range of jobs across the UK all have a story to tell about why they want to help raise children’s aspirations by showing them exciting future possibilities.

Read some of their stories here and sign up at the top of the page to start inviting volunteers to inspire your class.

Lieta Marziali

25th October 2018

25th October 2018

I became a volunteer because I was eager to share my journey with the younger generation. Despite today’s job market shifting towards more varied and portfolio careers, there is still enormous pressure on children to “get it right” first time. This can start as early as picking extra-curricular activities in primary school, and certainly it […]

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Colette Roach, NHS Project Manager

25th October 2018

25th October 2018

Colette is one of our inspiring NHS Ambassadors who signed up to Inspiring the Future as part of our campaign with NHS England, NHS Improvement and Health Education England to get more NHS Staff into schools, and talking to young people and children about the interesting roles available with the NHS.

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John McCrae, Custodial Manager

25th October 2018

25th October 2018

John is one of our inspiring volunteers. He has attended over ten events, and is keen to continue inspiring young people and children with Inspiring the Future. In this short blog post, John explains why he is so passionate about volunteering with us: “I believe in giving something back, reaping and sowing etc., I participated […]

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Steph Taylor, Business Support Manager at HQ Theatres

25th October 2018

25th October 2018

Stephanie is one of our Inspiring Future Theatre Ambassadors. She signed up to inspire children and young people about the jobs available in the theatre industry. As one of ambassadors from the theatre industry, Stephanie is helping us to showcase the range of careers available, from roles on stage to those behind the curtains. She […]

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Carmel Harrison, Public Relations Consultant

25th October 2018

25th October 2018

Carmel is a Public Relations Consultant and former journalist. She recently joined Primary Futures at Ossett South Parade Primary School as part of our Inspiring Wakefield campaign. In this short blog, she shares her experience. “Going back to school with Primary Futures transported me back in time to the dining room of my childhood where […]

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Charlie Oginni, Production Runner

25th October 2018

25th October 2018

Hello! My name is Charlie Oginni and I am a Production Runner at Sky News and Sky Entertainment and a Freelance Presenter. However, I wasn’t always a Production Runner at Sky and a Presenter because I was also a young child who didn’t know what he wanted to do with his life, plus it would […]

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Dr Melanie Windridge

25th October 2018

25th October 2018

On 4th May, I spent the day with L’Oréal Paris and Education & Employers at the The Royal Society meeting some inspiring women in science. It was the launch of a national campaign that will see many more female scientists visiting children in primary schools across the country.  In the morning I took part in a ‘What’s My Line Activity?’ […]

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Dr. Cristina Aguilera Xiol

25th October 2018

25th October 2018

I studied Biochemistry at the University; in my class there were far more young women than men – no need to count, it was evident. During my PhD in Biomedicine, around half of the students were female. During my PostDoc, the number of women started to decrease but, more importantly, most of the Group leaders […]

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