How can you support Norwich Opportunity Area?

One of our ambitions is that all children in Norwich have the information, skills and support they need to move into successful careers and go as far as their talents and drive will take them. This relies on volunteers to share real world experiences and inspire children about the future.


How can you help?

Give an hour to talk to students about your job in a local primary school

Contact Katie @ katie.white@newanglia.co.uk

Mentor a Year 11 student to talk through their ideas for the future and build confidence

Contact Rebecca @ Your Own Place

Help with enterprise activities, CVs or career inspiration sessions at secondary schools

Contact Madeleine @ madeleine.matthews@newanglia.co.uk

For adults with SEN or disabilities – act as a role model by talking to students about your career journey

Contact Chris @ cs.hescheme@norfolk.gov.uk

Become an Enterprise Adviser

Volunteer business leaders work directly with a school’s leadership team to enhance careers and enterprise learning

Contact Madeleine @ madeleine.matthews@newanglia.co.uk

Offer a work place visit or placement

We aim for all students to access a meaningful experience of the workplace. Some young people can struggle to organise this for themselves.

Contact Charlene @ employer.engagement@norfolk.gov.uk



Many primary and secondary schools in Norwich also run their own upcoming careers activities and are looking for volunteers – how can you help?

Many of the planned “face to face” careers activities have been disrupted by Covid-19 with schools and volunteers embracing virtual activities. If you are interested in finding out more about how you could be involved do contact Madeleine Matthews – madeleine.matthews@newanglia.co.uk