Virtual interactive sessions

Virtual interactive sessions enable children to learn about jobs from a range of volunteers remotely. The sessions aim to motivate and inspire pupils to see the value in their school subjects, challenge stereotypes and broaden their future horizons. 

During the 2020 summer term, our volunteers and schools reached over 6000 children and young people through interactive virtual sessions run via secure webinar platforms. From Aberdeen to Penzance, Southampton to Derby, these sessions have inspired children across the UK, including in rural locations and areas with a lower number of registered volunteers.  

Virtual activities enable children to hear about volunteers from different backgrounds and varied sectors. Accompanied by polls and with Q&As as a major element of the activities, the sessions ensure an interactive and engaging learning experience. 

So far, children have said: 

“I learnt that lots of lessons you learn in school are useful in the long run” 

“It showed me that you can be whatever you want to be. It also showed me that girls and boys can have the same job” 

“I learnt that it’s ok to not know exactly what I want to do right now”

Teachers can organise their own bespoke virtual activities for their students. Find out how. 

You can sign up to volunteer hereor log in and edit your profile to say “I am willing to take part in virtual events”Read more about volunteering virtually.