Volunteers wanted to inspire the next generation of young men


Enthusiastic male volunteers from all walks of life are needed to take part in an inspirational careers event aimed at the next generation of Hackney’s young men.

If you live, work, have attended school or have a life connection with Hackney, then you are eligible to apply. The ideal candidate will have an interesting career story to share with young people, from overcoming adversity, starting up a business, to working in the creative industries or any social care setting. If you have an inspirational story then apply now to become a volunteer.

At last year’s event, one young man, Joel Agyeman from Cardinal Pole School said: “I enjoyed the talks at the beginning, I liked how they talked about their background, like when they were our age. It has made me think about the decisions that I make today and will make soon. I feel really inspired for my future now.”

The event will see a young audience from schools across the borough listen to speeches and then take part in discussion groups to talk informally with all of the inspirational men involved.

This year’s event will take place on Wednesday 18 October at Young Hackney’s Forest Road Hub between 12-3.30pm. Volunteers will be asked to give valuable insights into their chosen career paths, talking about real life experiences, including the successes and failures that have helped them grow and achieve.

Cllr Anntoinette Bramble, Deputy Mayor of Hackney
This event is a great way to inspire young people. It not only provides a chance for them to learn about a wide variety of careers ranging from social care to the arts and culture, but also gives them the opportunity to network directly with professionals. If you’re an entrepreneur, have an unusual job or simply love what you do I would encourage you to volunteer and help inspire our young people to be successful and follow their dreams.
Cllr Anntoinette Bramble, Deputy Mayor of Hackney

The closing date for applications is Wednesday 4 October.

For more information on how to apply download the volunteer information pack by clicking the download link below, alternatively you can contact the Young Hackney volunteer coordinator: xanthippi.karkantou@hackney.gov.uk; 020 8356 3962.