What we do

Vinspired is the latest addition to the portfolio of services offered by youth social mobility charity Speakers for Schools. .

Speakers for Schools was founded in 2010 by ITV’s political editor Robert Peston. It helps young people from UK state schools and colleges access vital opportunities to fuel their career ambitions, expand their networks and feel better prepared for the world of work.

These opportunities include access to inspirational talks from high-profile societal leaders and changemakers like Nadhim Zahawi, Grayson Perry, Gareth Southgate and Baroness Floella Benjamin. They also include access to world-class work experience placements with over 1,200 leading employers like Google, Spotify, Bentley Motors and many others.

Vinspired offers yet more opportunities for young people. It is a UK-wide youth volunteering programme that provides young people aged 14-30 with access to thousands of opportunities with non-profit organisations and charities so that they can broaden their experience and make a positive difference by taking action to help others.

Through the online Vinspired platform, young people can access a wide range of exciting volunteering roles from across the UK that enable them to contribute to the causes they care about whilst learning new skills and talents along the way.

We recognise that volunteering can help young people thrive, and transform the communities they live in. It teaches them vital skills, like teamwork and problem-solving and it also helps prepares them for their future.

We know that many young people want to volunteer and that, by helping them to find suitable opportunities more easily, they can not only benefit themselves but also deliver significant benefits to wider society.

How we champion volunteering

Volunteering helps young people to make a difference. The charity Vinspired was set up in 2006 and created over 1 million volunteering roles for young people across the UK. At Speakers for Schools, we’re excited to be relaunching the platform to grow youth volunteering again. We're always looking for ways to help them get involved with causes that they care about, and to help better prepare them for their futures.

Volunteering teaches young people vital skills, like teamwork and problem-solving. And, with young people ready to volunteer, it can make a massive difference to communities across the UK.

Volunteer whoever you are, wherever you are

Organisations across the UK are using Vinspired to share their volunteering opportunities and recruit volunteers. With roles that can be done from home or from anywhere in the country, as well as local in-person opportunities, there really is something for everyone to get involved in - whatever you are looking for and wherever you want to volunteer.

Recognising volunteers

  • Vinspired Awards help young people showcase their volunteering experience to schools, colleges, universities and potential employers. As part of the Skills Builder Partnership, Vinspired Awards give young people an opportunity to reflect on their experience, recognise their skills and stand out from the crowd
  • The v10, v30, v50 and v100 Awards can be verified by Vinspired or an approved Awards Provider, and certificates are issued digitally so that you can share them online and print them if you wish
  • Vinspired helps a wide range of organisations sign up to recruit young people into voluntary roles. Organisations also have the opportunity to become an Awards Provider

Contact Us

If you're aged 14-30 and want advice about volunteering or the Vinspired Awards please contact us by email:

If you are an organisation or a young person having problems with your Vinspired account, please email

8-12 New Bridge Street


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