How to sign up

Follow the ‘Sign Up’ at the top of the page and select ‘Teachers Register Here’.

Completing your profile

This will take you to the Primary Futures portal, where you will be asked to provide your email address, password and a few basic details. You will then be asked to select the activities that you need help with such as, Career Insights and Careers Fairs.

Getting Started

Once you have logged in, click on the ‘Manage Opportunities’ button in the navigation bar to:

  • Search for volunteers
  • Create a new opportunity for your children
  • Edit your opportunities and activity details

Search for Volunteers

Once you click on the ‘Search for Volunteers’ button you will see a map of the area around your school. You can also view volunteers as a list view.

Volunteers will appear as pins on the map. If there are multiple volunteers in the same area, you will see coloured circles with a number in them showing the number of volunteers. Click on these to see the individual pins.

Click on the pins to see a volunteer’s profile and click ‘Add to Selection’ to put them in your shortlist of potential volunteers. This does not mean you are sending them a message.

Once you have selected volunteers, click ‘Review Shortlist & Invite’ to see their full profile and send them an invitation.

Once you get to the invitation page you can create your message, personalise it and press ‘Send’.

After you’ve sent invitations you can then go back to search for more volunteers for your opportunity, invite those left in your shortlist or ‘Make Public’.

After the Event/Activity

If accepted, once it has taken place schools complete automated feedback forms. We ask four or five questions about how the event went. We strongly recommend that this is completed, as it allows us to keep an eye of the quality of volunteers and whether 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.