“Volunteering looks good on your CV and to employers when
you apply for jobs. It’s a good opportunity to learn new skills, gain understanding and getting to know others”
Volunteering can be an extremely rewarding experience. It can be great fun and an opportunity to get valuable experience, build your skills, gain confidence, access training and get a qualification.
Volunteering roles are diverse and flexible, so whatever you want to do, there will be something for you.
For your CV
Did you know that a recent survey (July 2009) conducted by Reed Employment and TimeBank found that 84% of employers view employees that undertake volunteering as positive? When recruiting, employers value volunteering more than hobbies and travel on a CV. To find out more use this link for www.timebank.org.uk
Volunteering can show a potential employer that you:
- Are motivated and keen.
- Are able to work in a team.
- Have relevant vocational experience and training.
- Are reliable and a good time keeper.
To find out more about volunteering in your local area visit the Search Opportunities page of our website or contact your local Volunteer Centre for an informal chat.