Voluntary Opportunities

Volunteering is personally rewarding and offers students an invaluable opportunity to enhance their skills, knowledge and experience alongside their studies. Don't forget, it also provides an opportunity to explore a potential career, try something new or to challenge yourself.

Most people get involved in volunteering because they want to make a difference to a cause, or a charity they are interested in.

Volunteering is a great way to not only develop new or existing skills but to get to know your local community, give something back, make new friends, enhance your CV, make new connections and most importantly, have fun.

Volunteering is for everyone and there are a variety of volunteering roles that suit all interests. You may volunteer in care work, education, teaching, campaigning and fundraising, health and office work.

Ten top reasons why you should volunteer

Volunteering provides many great new challenges, friendships and an incredibly fulfilling experience. Below is the top ten reasons why you should volunteer: 

  1. Experience personal growth.
  2. Amazingly rewarding.
  3. Make a difference.
  4. Use your skills to benefit others.
  5. Try something new.
  6. Develop new skills or existing skills.
  7. New friendships.
  8. Try something out of your comfort zone.
  9. Enhancing your CV.
  10. Improve employment prospects.

Southampton Solent University believes that volunteering is a fantastic way to gain additional skills and experience whilst working in the community. However, should you decide to take on a volunteering position you need to consider your financial situation and how you would support yourself for the duration of the experience.

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Found 6 jobs in this campaign

  • Mencap Volunteer

    • Southampton
    • Unpaid Opportunity
    • Elly Iles

    Seeking volunteers that are interested in working with people with learning disabilities and/or their carers at the Mencap centre, Portswood.


  • Translator

    • Various locations across the UK.
    • Unpaid Opportunity
    • Charity looking for translators

    This exciting project is looking for volunteers who can translate from English to one or more languages spoken in the UK.

  • Volunteer Sound Engineer

    • Southampton
    • Unpaid Opportunity
    • Volunteer for a Children's Charity

    This project is looking for volunteers who could produce and edit audio books. The candidate would have the proper equipment.

  • Story Writers

    • Various locations across the UK.
    • Unpaid Opportunity
    • Charity looking for story writer

    At KidsOut we are looking for a story writer

  • Social Media Assistant Manager

    • Hampshire
    • Unpaid Opportunity
    • Human Phenomena

    I am recruiting a Social Media Assistant Manager to support me in a development and delivery of the social media and digital marketing.

  • Volunteer Evening Receptionist

    • Southampton | Winchester
    • Unpaid Opportunity
    • Relate Solent & Winchester

    Friendly and discreet volunteers wanted to greet clients arriving for counselling. Help us support local families and gain useful work experience.

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