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.

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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Jan Rausch, Freelance Interpreter

25th October 2018

25th October 2018

I think it’s an absolute privilege to have a job that allows you to do something you thoroughly enjoy. So I feel extremely lucky to have been able to establish myself as a freelance interpreter. I love languages and can use them in a job where no day is ever the same. I get to […]

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