Volunteering can also be an excellent way of building work related hands on experience without the commitment of working long hours or it conflicting with your educational studies.

It is a fantastic way to make your mark on a cause that you care about, learn new skills and have fun along the way. It also has the potential to enhance your team-working abilities, problem solving and communication. These are all desirable skills that will help enhance your CV and employability.

Reasons to volunteer:

  • It’s an opportunity to give something back to the community or an organisation that you are interested in
  • Make a difference to the lives of others including those who are less fortunate or without a voice
  • Help care for animals or maintain the environment
  • Gain confidence and self-esteem
  • Learn new skills whilst building knowledge and experience
  • Enhance your CV and improve your employment prospects
  • Gain an accreditation/qualification
  • Meet new people and make new friends

Click on the link below and take a look at the different organisations offering volunteering opportunities both in the UK and abroad:

Interested in Volunteering


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