With a little help from the team at JWT, a famous ad agency in the heart of Knightsbridge, we have relaunched our Change A Life In Your Lunch Hour volunteering scheme.Change a Life… is one of the simplest ways to volunteer and know you’re making a high difference to a care leaver’s employment prospects. Being able to have a one-to-one session with a young person for an hour is a great way of helping to broaden their horizons and inspire them to the next step. As a Change a Life… volunteer we will ask you to share a story or experience, explain what your work day looks like, or give some advice on entering your profession. It could just be a chat over a cup of tea. There’s no obligation to engage beyond a single session, and there are no costs involved with taking part.

At JWT, five of our young people enjoyed an hour’s one-to-one session with a team member during which they went over their CVs and talked through their career paths. All the young people we took on the visit hope to apply for JWT’s two week work experience in the Account Management department.If you’re interested in becoming a Change a Life… volunteer, please give Verity a call on 0207 936 3685 or email verity@driveforwardfoundation.com (BTW, you don’t need to have funky office decorations like JWT to be able to take part!).