Work Experience in the Charity Sector

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The Clare Foundation recently got involved in putting together a two-week charity sector work experience placement for three year 10 students from an Aylesbury School. The placements were delivered just before the school Easter holidays. The opportunity was coordinated by local charity, Aylesbury Youth Action, who specialise in offering volunteering and work experience to young people aged 14-25. 

Paige Fox-Rendle, Youth Volunteer Lead at the charity explains more: 

“Aylesbury Youth Action hosted three wonderful work experience students from The Grange School. AYA had the idea to highlight careers in the not for profit sector and reached out to other local charities to see if we could collaborate to give the young people as much experience, knowledge and insight of the career paths available. 
During their time with us, the students have created a campaign, designed social media content, ran projects as project workers, designed a new project and most importantly, supported their community! 

We have learnt a lot from these young people whilst they have been with us, and it is safe to say that their ideas and work have not gone unnoticed. They had the chance to meet Helen from The Clare Foundation, who connected them with Aylesbury Relay For Life who raise funds for national charity, Cancer Research UK. The students were asked to create marketing materials for this year’s fundraising event, and present their ideas back to the committee. They impressed the panel with their designs and presentation, and the year 10 students’ posters and social media posts are now being used to promote their Relay For Life event on July 15th!” 

You can read what the young people thought about their work experience placements here: 

Finlay’s blog

Andrea’s blog

The Aylesbury Relay for Life team is now using the materials created by the students and hopes that they’ll have lots of sign-ups for their Power Hour on Saturday 15th July. You can sign up here.

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