To find out more about NHS Ambassadors and register as a volunteer go to the Inspiring the Future website. For more information please contact The aims of the scheme are to:
- attract and ensure the future healthcare workforce by getting young people interested in your job, profession or sector which can help develop the talent pool and ensure a skilled workforce in the future.
- ensure the future healthcare workforce is representative of the communities it seeks to serve.
- help young people make informed choices about the range of job roles within the NHS. Going into state schools and colleges can help dispel myths about jobs and professions, and importantly, ensure that young people have a realistic view of the world of work and the routes into it.
Volunteer with Inspiring the Future
Volunteering with Inspiring the Future is free, easy, effective and fun. Volunteers and education providers are connected securely online, and volunteering can take place near home or work as employees specify the geographic locations that suit them. Disclosure and Barring Service are not needed for career insights talks, as a teacher is always present.
Being a Health Ambassador is also a great personal and professional development tool, allowing employees to gain confidence by speaking to young people about their job, and helping young people to understanding the application and recruitment process.
Once signed up local schools/colleges may invite you to take part in a careers fair, in career networking or do a lunchtime talk to local school children about your role. Typically, volunteers will go into schools just once a year to speak with young people.
Schools/colleges in the local area send secure messages directly to volunteers to see if they can attend.