Volunteer for Financial Education

The My Personal Finance Skills pro bono initiative delivers financial education workshops to schools and colleges across the UK through a network of Education Champions (members) and aims to be the largest programme of its type in the UK.

Our financial education sessions focus on themes relevant to students at their current age and align with the Martin Lewis Your Money Matters book, the first financial education textbook.

Themes will include:

  • My future finances
  • Staying safe from scams
  • Moving on from school
  • Understanding risk 

The programme also includes the popular and interactive Discover Fortunes event:

  • Short introduction of the volunteer and their career path.
  • A board game competition played in teams of 5-6 students and based around 5 client portfolios where students assess a client’s risk profile before agreeing on an individual’s financial planning options that are grouped into 4 categories (protection, pensions, savings and investments).
  • Students work collaboratively in teams to plan the clients’ wealth portfolios.
  • Through the course of the session, we are able to expand on what protection, pensions, savings and investments are.
  • Creates framework for future follow-up session on financial education.

While Discover Fortunes is more career focused, it does allow us to start a financial conversation with students in a fun and interactive way..

To get involved with the My Personal Finance Skills programme in your local area, take a look and register here

Alternatively, contact us via [email protected]