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One-off or regular donations are vital to our work, helping us ensure that young people everywhere have the oracy skills they need to thrive

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We’re hugely grateful to those who volunteer their time in helping to organise and run ESU programmes and competitions. Find out how you could help


‘We rely on the generous support of our members, donors and volunteers to ensure we can reach those children who need our help most’

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  • Share your knowledge and experience to support young people, regardless of background, to achieve their full potential.
  • Broaden your skill set and bolster your CV by connecting with like-minded people of all ages and professions.
  • Be involved in thought-provoking discussions and inspiring performances.
  • Meet new people and build long-lasting friendships.
  • Benefit from preferential membership rates if you want to become a member of the ESU.


  • Some people choose to volunteer with their local branch, helping to organise events and fundraise for our work. Most of our volunteers support the ESU by judging at one of our competitions.
  • As a volunteer judge, you will work with fellow volunteers to provide positive and constructive feedback to young people involved in competitions that take place both online and in-person. However you choose to help, you will join a friendly network of volunteers committed to supporting young people.
  • If this sounds interesting to you, then please do complete our short application form to let us know more about you!

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