Prepare your "Journey to Here"
On this page you will find everything you need to prepare for your role as a volunteer in the AWS CloudRoom workshops.

The Workshop Elements

Every AWS CloudRoom workshop combines three elements:
The AWS CloudRoom animated episode
Every AWS CloudRoom story is written using real-world scenarios, but in fictional form with our very own cast of AWS CloudRoom characters. The stories draw on real events or on real and emerging technologies so that students are introduced to realistic applications of cloud technology in every episode.
The cloud-focussed practical activity
Every practical activity is closely aligned with the story of each episode. In this way, your students can apply some of the ideas they are introduced to in a practical class-based activity. Teachers and facilitators will not need any specialist knowledge or skill as each activity is fully supported through easy-to-follow instructions and tutorials.
'My journey to here' volunteer story
My Journey to Here' is the only volunteer-led element of the workshop. This encourages AWS volunteers to share the story of their personal journey from school to where they work now. We encourage volunteers to share their challenges as well as their accomplishments, to give your students a real vision of what careers are possible in the cloud technology industry by learning from those who have already embarked on their career journey.

Your Volunteer Guides

Volunteer Handbook

Below you can download your Volunteer handbook, which runs you through your role as a volunteer, and what you need to prepare for your participation in AWS CloudRoom workshops.

Safeguarding Engagement Guide

Below you can download your Safeguarding guide, which takes you through the key things to be mindful of when engaging with students during your workshop:

Your 'Journey to Here' Career Story

For the presentation element of the AWS CloudRoom workshop that you will lead, we have created presentation a template that you can use to share your story, including fun facts that you can share with the students about AWS.

Volunteer Career Story Examples

Visit the Career Story Library to view other volunteer's career stories and get some inspiration whilst you are preparing your own 'Journey to Here'.

If you would like some further guidance on the best approaches to presenting to the students, you can access our specially designed tips and tricks library, which covers all the key areas to consider when preparing yourself for the day, and some handy tricks to help you on the day itself!