Role models

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Share your story and help broaden horizons for children and young people

 

Your story could inspire a world of opportunity

Inspiring the Future is an exciting new programme that’s coming soon to schools across New Zealand – including schools in our community.

At an Inspiring the Future event, young people hear from volunteers from their own communities, learn about different jobs and why people love doing them, as well as how those people got started in their careers.

Inspiring the Future can be a powerful experience that can broaden young people’s horizons and give them a strong sense of the possibilities.

Showcase your job and your industry

If you volunteer to take part in an Inspiring the Future event, you can help to showcase your job and your industry to the community.

You can read a step by step guide to volunteering at an Inspiring the Future event here.

No matter what your role is or the journey you took to get there, if you enjoy what you do you’ll be seen as a role model who is helping young people to understand the world of opportunity that awaits them.

Next steps

When you sign up to be an Inspiring the Future role model, you’ll be asked to complete an online profile and a criminal record check form.

Your profile will be visible to schools on the website after the criminal record check. Teachers can then read your profile and invite you to participate in Inspiring the Future events.

Your time commitment

Inspiring the Future events last up to 4-5 hours. You should allow time to travel to and from the event and up to 1 hour for preparation.

If a school invites you to their Inspiring the Future event, you’ll receive an email asking you to log in to the website and find out more.

Signing up as a role model doesn’t mean you have to participate in events. You can accept or decline as many event invitations as you wish based on your availability.