Secondary Schools and Colleges
Inspiring the Future Australia is a free service for schools and colleges to recruit volunteers doing a range of jobs to share their knowledge and experience with your students face-to-face. Volunteers sign up to offer at least one hour per year to visit schools to help young people make
Inspiring the Future explained in seconds
How to sign up
Signing up in Australia is similar to the process in the UK as outlined in the following UK video
Contact the Inspiring the Future Australia team on 02 4725 0300 or Contact us: Here if you have any
questions about how to register.
Follow the link to sign up at the top of the page and click ‘Teacher Register here’
Completing your profile
This will take you to the Inspiring the Future Australia portal, where you will be asked to provide a few basic details, and your email address. Once your registration is approved, you will receive an email containing a temporary password.
When you log in using this password, you will be asked to change it to something more memorable. On first entering the portal, we'll ask you to provide a few more details about yourself.
Activities you need help with
You'll be asked to select activities that you need help with, for schools this is currently — Career Insight Talks and Activities, Curriculum Link, Help with Resumes and/or Realistic Mock Interviews, Exchanging Expectations and Reading or Numeracy
Finding volunteers to invite
To find volunteers, schools go to 'Find Volunteers' once logged in, and generate a list of volunteers in their area who can offer the activity speciﬁed. Schools can view brief profiles of the volunteers including their jobs, and what they can offer. (Private email addresses and phone numbers are not visible to either party).
Sending invite messages
From the ‘Find Volunteers' page, you can message appropriate Volunteers and ask them to get involved in an activity they have coming up either individually or on mass. Volunteers accept/decline the activity.
After the Activity
If accepted, once it has taken place schools complete automated feedback forms.
We ask four or five questions about how the activity went. We strongly recommend that this is completed, as it allows us to keep an eye of the quality of volunteers and whether or not the service is working for both parties. We also use your feedback to report to funders, which will help to keep this service completely free to schools and volunteers.