Have you got a question about HeadStart? See below or email email@example.com.
If you have opted to organise your own volunteering placement, check that you have updated your profile with your volunteering details to enable you to log your hours. It won't allow you to log any hours without updating this first.
If it still doesn't work, please get in touch using the 'contact us' section and we'll do our best to sort it for you.
Reset your password on the login page. You should receive an email containing a new password. If it still doesn't work please get in touch via the 'contact us' section and we'll sort it.
As a HeadStart corporate partner there are various ways you can become involved and support the programme. Listed below are some of these partnership options and the core commitments we require from our partners.
Jobs: Our partners commit to offering interviews for seasonal or part-time work and provide feedback to the candidates at interviews. We recognise certain industries might not have entry-level positions open for 16-18 year olds, and we are therefore flexible to find an alternative appealing reward for young people within your business, whether this be a prestigious work experience placement or exclusive training opportunities.
Workshops: One of our HeadStart guarantees to all young people completing their volunteering hours is access to skills development workshops, communication coaching and interview preparation tips. These workshops are often ran and delivered in close partnership with our corporate partners and we always welcome our corporate partners to become involved in these sessions to both educate young people on your brand and industry, whilst also contributing to this vital process of creating a generation of young people that are work ready and more prepared to secure employment.
Staff Volunteers: We are keen for all our partners to engage their own staff in HeadStart. This could include their involvement in helping to run our training and employability workshops, attending volunteering placements, or simply helping to assess candidates during their interviews.
Advisory Group: Along with our other partners, we would love a representative of your business and industry to join our HeadStart advisory group. This is a commitment of attending a meeting three times a year, chaired by the CEO of CIPD, which plays an ongoing role in shaping, launching and evaluating the programme.
Financial Commitment: Through sponsorship donations our partners play a key role in helping to fund the ongoing growth and delivery of the HeadStart programme.
If you have any further questions, or would like to have an initial discussion, about becoming a HeadStart corporate partner then please don't hesitate to contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org and a member of the team will be in touch with you.
The HeadStart team would love to work with organisations that can provide volunteering opportunities with the following qualities:
We can provide community partners with support, examples of best practice for working with young people, a named contact and a quick response to feedback.
If you're interested in becoming a HeadStart community partner then please email email@example.com and a member of the team will be in touch with you.
These are volunteering opportunities which HeadStart have found with you in mind. We work with a wide variety of charities and voluntary organisations around London to find high quality volunteering placements for young people.
On your HeadStart application form you can browse these opportunities according to your interests and location. You can select three preferences on your application form.
You can also choose to find your own volunteering opportunity, HeadStart can provide you with some guidance to get you started. If you already volunteer regularly this will also count for HeadStart and you can provide us with the details in your application form.
Top Tip: An opportunity might sound perfect for you but if it takes you over an hour to get to will you truly commit to it? Make sure you check your travel plans before selecting an opportunity
HeadStart has two cohorts: one that runs during Summer holidays and one that begins in October half-term.
The start date depends on when you take part in The Challenge. You will have the opportunity to sign up for HeadStart during your third week of NCS, after showcase, when you will be sent an invitation to email.
On your HeadStart application form you will be able to browse and search for volunteering opportunities in your area. You can choose your top three choices on your application form.
The HeadStart Team will review your application form and match you to a volunteering opportunity. They will then call and email you to confirm your volunteering placement.
HeadStart has been made especially for gradutes from NCS with The Challenge.
If you're taking part in The Challenge 2016 then we will be emailing you with an invitation to apply between July & September depending on your wave.
Already finished NCS? If you're under 18 you can still apply! Get in touch in June 2016.