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 11 jobs in this campaign
We are looking for enthusiastic individuals to join our team from January to March 2018.
The Challenges Worldwide ICS Programme offers young people the opportunity to deliver sustainable private sector development projects
We are looking for volunteers to join our projects for one week plus to support our various projects
Our volunteer opportunities in Thailand give you a new way of seeing things and will change your life for good!
Our volunteer opportunities in Nepal give you a new way of seeing things and will change your life for good!
We are working with Southampton City Council and Global Action Plan (GAP) to recruit and train volunteer Air Quality Champions in Southampton
Way Ahead Leisure Pursuits L.T.D is a service that works with adults who have a learning disability.
Teach English in China at language schools in Beijing and Shanghai. Live, work and earn in one of the most exciting cities in the world
The aim of this volunteer position is to gain valuable experience within a working studio.
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Friendly and discreet volunteers wanted to greet clients arriving for counselling. Help us support local families and gain useful work experience.