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The LVN Power of an Hour
Just download the LVN app and choose a host centre to access LVN Power of an Hour sessions.
Hundreds of volunteers are waiting to give an hour to share their industry insights, advice, career journey and skills with you.
What happens after I sign up?
The Power of an Hour programme is designed to help you build your future step by step. Above all, LVN aims to inspire and equip you with self-worth, confidence and the necessary knowledge and skill set to navigate your way around various career opportunities.
In one session, you could discover an interest in a certain career or job type, in the next, you could meet people who’ve already made it there and learn what skills and experience you need to get a foot in the door. After that, you could meet a volunteer who can share those skills with you and help you work on your CV. There are many opportunities out there, and we’re here to help you access them.
Signing up to an LVN Host Centre
There are two ways you can sign up to get your Power of an Hour:
1) Choose a host centre in your area while you’re signing up.
2) Opt to ‘select centre later’, complete the sign-up process, and then click “I want to go” on an LVN Power of an Hour host centre in Signposting. This will allow you to access the online sessions of any host centre, regardless of location.
You will be asked to fill in a simple questionnaire on the app that will help us understand where you’re at right now and how we can best support you. An LVN Youth Practitioner will then be in touch to get you set up at the centre.
Receiving your invite
When a Power of an Hour event is scheduled, the youth practitioner at your centre will invite you. This will be via email from firstname.lastname@example.org. If the session is online, the youth practitioner will let you know how it will take place.
Keeping everyone safe
- LVN trained youth practitioner will accompany you at all times in both face-to-face and online sessions and you will never be left alone with a volunteer
- No personal information can be exchanged between yourself and a volunteer and all contact must be via a youth practitioner (this includes email, phone numbers and social media information)
You can read more on our Safeguarding Policy page to understand what we’re doing to keep you safe.
Receiving your hour
Relax, have fun and don’t worry; you are there to meet volunteers who are eager to help you. LVN evidence is showing that ten interactions outside your usual network can have a big impact on your life. Every hour really does help and you can have as many as you want
Your Personal Development Plans (PDPs)
It is important to keep a record of your progress so that you can look back and see how far you’ve come and who you’ve met. We also need to know how the Power of an Hour sessions have been helpful so we can keep improving the support we give.
After each session you will automatically receive access to your session evaluation form in the app. It is important to take a moment to complete this so that we know how things are going.
The volunteers you can meet
Our youth practitioners will work with you to help you identify your interests and areas for development.
You can ask for very specific help with homework or interview preparation, or simply explore your options and get advice and information on different industries and jobs.
The hours you receive will help you grow your confidence, life skills and find a direction.
There are already hundreds of volunteers signed up to support you. These include personal trainers, musicians, lawyers, programmers, entrepreneurs, self-employed IT professionals, builders, teachers, nurses and more.
They can answer your questions, share their career journey, advise you on how to enter their industry, and sometimes even offer work experience or internships.
Our support is deliberately youth-led. This means that you’re in control of your journey. Therefore, you can request specific support and receive as many hours as you need.