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:
- Experience personal growth.
- Amazingly rewarding.
- Make a difference.
- Use your skills to benefit others.
- Try something new.
- Develop new skills or existing skills.
- New friendships.
- Try something out of your comfort zone.
- Enhancing your CV.
- 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.
Found 2 jobs in this campaign
Do you have green fingers? Are you keen to work with plants? We are looking for volunteers who enjoy being outdoors to help us tidy up our garden.
Work placements under the Erasmus programme provide an excellent opportunity to gain first-hand work experience in an international environment.