Volunteer Career Coach

MyBigCareer believes that every individual should have the opportunity to pursue their educational or employment aspirations, regardless of their background. We also believe in a stronger society where all areas of life are more fairly represented by our population. MyBigCareer connects young people with opportunities where they are supported and inspired to become positive change makers in their own lives. 
We are recruiting motivated and enthusiastic individuals who are passionate about tackling inequality, to deliver 1:1 Coaching Sessions online to students. These sessions will take place during the school day so you must be able to offer around 2 hours at a time during the working day. The charity will provide you with a 3-hour online training with further significant help and resources to support volunteers, but the important requirements for the role are the ability to listen, show compassion and find a solution focussed approach. We are flexible as to the hours that you volunteer; the volunteering opportunities are on an event-by-event basis. 
What you will be doing: 
- Provide 1:1 support to students aged 12 to 15 from the most disadvantaged socio-economic backgrounds. 
- Listen to students, demonstrating compassion, recognising their uniqueness and potential, and so empowering them to achieve their own aspirations and to dream big. 
-  Demonstrate passion, positivity and commitment to improving social mobility for young people from disadvantaged backgrounds. 


  • You agree for us to conduct criminal background checks and have an Enhanced DBS certificate processed - Please note that to be eligible for an Enhanced DBS check and therefore for this role, all volunteers must have been living in the UK  for at least the last 3 years.
  • You're available to attend a 3-hour online training
  • You can provide us with 2 character references, before you can deliver any 1:1 sessions with a young person.  You must provide us with the name and contact details of 2 people who can act as referees for you. These people should not be a family member (ideally a professional contact) and should have known you for at least 3 years


  • Age restrictions
    Must be age 18+
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Ongoing support
    if a volunteer asks for further support once onboarded, then we shall accommodate this.
  • Training provided
    We offer additional internal training should the volunteer wish to do so.
  • Volunteer induction
    3-hour training session will be held online prior to starting any volunteering.

When can I volunteer?

Start Date: 12/01/2024

End Date: 02/01/2025

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Availability Details

Mainly online via Zoom. However, we may be able to offer in-person support which means we will go into schools in the Newcastle area.


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