Spear / Supporters

Join us to change the lives of young people

Rewarding volunteering opportunities

Mock interview young people to help them succeed at interview

Know your support has a tangible impact

Attend Spear Celebration

Involve your company

Engage with your local community

Join us to change the lives of young people. Give or Volunteer to help Spear transform the lives of young people from disadvantaged backgrounds. Spear unlocks the innate talent and potential of young people, igniting in them ‘a vision of the possible’.

Current supporters

We are proud to be supported by a range of trusts, foundations and others, including:

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Volunteering opportunities

Mock interviewing

Mock interviewing is a crucial part of the Spear programme. Many Spear trainees have never had an interview so practice is vital. Mock interviews take place every six weeks on a Friday from 3pm – 5pm at our eight centres across London. A full briefing is given, but it’s useful to have some experience of interviewing. Our volunteers find the experience really rewarding.

Sarah Taylor has been a mock interviewer since 2012 and says, ‘It’s lovely to meet young people who I would never normally meet and help them see what’s possible for their life.’ Read more about Sarah’s experience.

Mock Interview Dates

Mock interviews take place at individual Spear Centres across London. Locate your nearest centre.

3pm – 5pm, Friday 14th July

3pm – 5pm, Friday 6th October

3pm – 5pm, Friday 24th November

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Join us at Spear Celebration

Spear Celebration takes place at the end of the first six weeks of Spear. It’s a chance to hear directly from the young people about their experiences and is always hugely inspiring. The young people also find it really encouraging that visitors come to support them. Some haven’t received support and encouragement in their lives. The evening usually lasts about an hour and a half with time to chat over drinks and nibbles at the end.

Spear Supporter, Carol, who attended Spear Celebration in Hammersmith for the first time recently said: “I found hearing the young peoples’ stories so moving. They all had different stories to tell and it is so heart-warming to hear in their own words that they’re on the right trajectory. It was such an inspiring evening.”

Spear Celebration Dates

7pm, Monday 24th July – Harrow

7pm, Tuesday 25th July – Bethnal Green, Clapham Junction, Islington, Kennington

7pm, Wednesday 26th July – Hammersmith, Fulham

If you’d like to join us please let us know.

Programme

16-24? Available weekdays 2-5pm? We hold our programmes in the following locations: