Volunteering provides excellent opportunities for students to develop their personal and professional skills, gain valuable work experience, make a real difference to the wider community.... and boost their CV!
Becoming a volunteer can be personally rewarding and help you to 'give something back' to your community as well as acquiring new skills.
Volunteering provides excellent opportunities for students and graduates to develop their personal and professional skills, gain valuable work experience and make a real difference to the wider community.
It can also provide you with many benefits including:
The chance to have fun doing something you've never tried before
A sense of satisfaction and achievement
The opportunity to make new friends and contacts with diverse backgrounds and experiences
Increased job and career prospects and new skills
Most universities work closely with a number of organisations, community and voluntary groups and are able to provide a wide range of opportunities for students to broaden and enhance their learning through involvement in the community.
Activities can be varied and include mentoring in schools, sports coaching, organising events, promotion and fundraising, teaching and research, working with young people, music and arts projects, business clubs and improving the environment.