If you share our belief that young people and social entrepreneurs shouldn’t have to get lucky when it comes to accessing good opportunities, then we’d love you to get involved in our work. Everything included in this report has only been possible because of the volunteers, fundraisers, employer partners and other supporters who have worked with us. For those of you who have supported us for the first time, to those who have been with us from the very start, we want to say a huge thank you!

Get Involved

Employer partnerships

There are many reasons to get involved in our programmes,

however don’t just take our word for it, find out about the

experience of DS Smith and ERA.

Businesses have told us they work with us because:

  • Allows them to engage with a more diverse group of young people
  • Helps employees to grow their skills through volunteering
  • Improves their recruitment practices
  • Support their local community


Of employer volunteers thought that the young people benefitted from being on the programme


Of employer volunteers thought that as a result of the programme they better understood the challenges facing young people

Employer Volunteer Analysis: based on 52 survey respondents

Volunteer with us

Volunteering for the EY Foundation is a great way to develop skills, build networks, enjoy new experiences and have a positive impact on young people and entrepreneurs. Opportunities include being a mentor, facilitating programme delivery and sharing your work story.


Of volunteers thought young people benefitted from engaging with the EY Foundation


Of volunteers said that they would volunteer with the EY Foundation again

I have chosen to be involved with the EY Foundation as I find their pro-active approach to tackling social mobility issues in today’s workforce to be really refreshing. I’m grateful to have had the opportunity to work alongside young entrepreneurs and social enterprises and see first-hand the positive impact the EY Foundation has on these businesses by providing mentoring and practical support.

Rachel Chambers, Volunteer

Working with the young people has given me an opportunity to realise the importance and benefits of having good experiences in the working environment. The confidence and personal development you see in such a short time in these young people is remarkable.

Joshua McShane, Volunteer

Volunteering Analysis: based on 218 survey respondents


is the amount that our dedicated fundraisers have raised in 2018/19 through fundraising challenges & events

Complete a challenge or fundraise for us

Fundraise for us on one of our challenges — it could be a once in a lifetime experience and one of the most fun things you ever do! Over the last year the EY Foundation ran challenges which included walking the Great Wall of China and trekking in the Sahara Desert. Read about the experiences of two fundraisers Crispin and Dawn:

But if international travel is not your thing, why not fundraise and support us by getting involved in a challenge right here in the UK. This includes the Three Peaks Challenge, Mud Trial and charity spaces for many leading races in the UK.

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