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Volunteering

Volunteering provide huge benefits and opportunities to young people in different ways. Volunteering enables and encourages you to:

  • learn new skills
  • try new things
  • meet new people
  • explore and recognise personal qualities
  • build confidence
  • improve communication skills
  • visit organisations and places
  • learn how to solve problems
  • learn how to work individually and in a team
  • learn different needs of diverse groups of people
  • learn about issues affecting certain groups of people
  • add volunteering experience onto CVs and application forms
  • attract employers with volunteering experience
  • show employers your willingness to work, and
  • feel good in taking part of a worthwhile cause.

It is believed that people who volunteer are generally happier and healthier than those who do not volunteer.

Many volunteering opportunities are available across the UK. Volunteers work with many different groups, people and organisations. Below shows some examples of Volunteering work with:

  • children and young people
  • elderly people
  • people with special needs and with mental health problems
  • hospitals
  • advice and counselling groups
  • homeless people
  • fundraising groups and organisations
  • emergency services
  • local or community clubs and groups
  • sports and leisure groups and organisations
  • animals
  • and many more...

If you are interested, you need to think carefully what area(s) you would like to volunteer in. Choose areas that suit you, your skills, and your views.

Volunteering is flexible as you are able to choose times when you know you are available to help out – mornings, afternoons, evenings and weekends. It is up to you how much time you want to give up to volunteer.


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