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6 ways Volunteering can help your career

28% of people in Wales volunteer

Get started with Volunteers Week 1-7 June

Do any of these apply to you?

  • Looking for a job but don’t have experience?
  • Need to develop your skills to improve your CV
    or Personal Statement?
  • Not sure what career is for you?
  • Thinking about taking a break or a gap year?

Yes? Then read on ..

6 ways volunteering could help you reach your next career goal:

1. Get experience
Volunteering can give you a taste of the work place. Having experience shows employers, and even admissions tutors for courses and universities, that you are motivated, and have developed some of the skills they want.

2. Skills employers want
You may be helping with a youth rugby club, organising an event or visiting an older person. The experience can build your confidence and valuable skills like, talking to people, working in a team or organising your time well.

3. Meet people
Volunteering is a great way to make new friends and build your network of contacts.

4. Try out career ideas
Volunteering is also a great way to help your decide if a job is for you.

5. Make a difference
You can make a difference in people’s lives, in your community and even around the world. It feels good to help someone.

6. It could just lead to something else!

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Get started with Volunteers Week 1-7 June 2018

Volunteers’ Week is a chance to say thank you to all volunteers, and..

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Skills employers want

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Where Volunteering Begins

5 volunteers talk about what they get from volunteering. With thanks to NCVO. 

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