Some teams want to apply their personal and business skills to benefit the local community. In schools, The EV APPrentice Challenge enables up to 40 colleagues to work with young people in their local schools to help them develop their employability and enterprise skills. The second part of the day they then work with the students in small groups on an enterprise project to create, design, and plan the development of a smart phone application of their choice.
Your Future, Your Money is a workshop aimed at 16-19 year olds in preparation for living independently. It builds their understanding of financial matters such as credit scoring and shows them how to plan ahead. Contributing towards the National Curriculum for Citizenship students develop their understanding of income and expenditure, credit and debt, savings, and financial products and services. 97% of students who attend this workshop say it has given them more information about living independently and 84% say the workshop makes them think more about their money. Volunteers work in pairs with groups of students and use a booklet giving them the framework for the workshop.
Skills projects are tailored to your team so that the volunteering opportunity can bring as much as possible to both sides.