Volunteers can do anything! From helping an elderly neighbour with their shopping, to providing legal advice for a local charity, volunteers make vital contributions to all aspects of community life.
Volunteering is a generous and well-respected use of your time, looks very impressive on your CV and is an excellent way of building up your work experience.
In competitive fields like advertising or fashion, work experience is essential in order to secure a graduate job. Initially, work-shadowing and volunteering are a good way in, and many candidates find that jobs often go the people with prior experience of a particular company
We can help you make the most of some excellent volunteering opportunities through Nottingham Trent volunteering.
You can find information on organisations providing overseas travel, gap year work and international voluntary programmes, by talking to our advisers and visiting the Careers Service fairs and information events.
Information and resources
- Do-it - volunteering made easy
- NVCO - championing voluntary action
- VSO - sharing skills, changing lives
- Video: Oxfam's Head of Volunteering, Leisa Ashton (with thanks to CareerPlayer.com)