If you are looking to get back into employment or looking for a career change, volunteering can benefit your chances of finding employment. By doing voluntary work you can add valuable experience to your C.V., you can gain experience and get that up-to-date reference you need. You can also build on personal and transferrable skills, like communication, problem-solving and team-working. Doing voluntary work also helps give you material for your CV, give you experience to reference and talk about at interviews and generally bring your experience up to date.
Volunteering can help you:
- develop your CV
- boost your confidence
- learn new skills
- gain a reference to take to employers.
If you are claiming benefits, the voluntary work you undertake should not affect your benefits. If you would like to find out more, you can find out more about volunteering and its benefits by contacting a member of our team or by downloading a guidance booklet.
Read Jamie’s story to find out how his volunteering helped him gain employment.
Volunteering and Further Education
If you are looking to go into further education, voluntary work can be a great addition to your UCAS applications. The skills, experiences and knowledge gained from volunteering compliments the theoretical work you do within school, college or university and the experiences and skills you gain can help provide you with additional information you need for your UCAS statement.