In a nutshell
First Give is a charity that inspires and equips secondary school students to engage with and support their local community through social action (awareness or fund raising), while also developing essential soft skills.
We run programmes in approximately 210 schools across Greater London, Yorkshire and South Wales. We will impact approximately 31,500 students every year.
The way the First Give programme works
The School Final
What are the students competing for?
A £1,000 First Give grant for the winning class’ chosen charity.
Your role as a Judge at the Final
As a Judge, your role is to watch the classes' presenting teams, and give them a score out of 60 using our judges checklist. Once all the Judges’ scores have been added, the winner will be announced and the novelty cheque presented to the winning class and charity. There will be photo opportunities at this stage. We also ask that a representative from the panel gives some constructive general feedback to the teams before the winner is revealed.
How much time do I need to spare?
Judging a Final only requires you to volunteer 2 hours of your time. No long-term commitment is necessary.
However, if you would like to judge multiple times within a year, we would love to hear from you! The appropriate team member (below) will note your location preferences, so we can alert you when there are Finals happening that are relevant to you!
What you're looking for
Would you like to be part of First Give’s mission to impact and develop thousands of young people?
Would you like to support the development of students’ essential skills and social conscience?
Please do get in touch, or click on the appropriate area under the 'School Finals' menu tab to see what Finals are available currently.