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Volunteering is about developing transferable skills and gaining practical experience.
Volunteering gives students opportunities to enhance their employability and their resilience for a changing world of work. It prepares students for their own graduate careers or business endeavours.
The Volunteering team work with a range of charitable and not-for-profit organisations, who host students for volunteering. This is a great way to build experience and find out about other sectors.
The Career Zone – holds details of a wide range of volunteering opportunities offered by several different organisations, a wide range of tasks, different durations from a few hours in a one-off activity to regular hours over some months in an organisation.
Success Tip: Be open to checking out roles that you think might not apply to you. An animal charity might need a creative design volunteer, and a health charity might want a marketing volunteer – look through the details of the volunteering opportunity and surprise yourself!