Whether you are employed or not, volunteer work, even for just a few hours a week, is really worthwhile. There are loads of benefits and you will make a big difference.
I have always been a keen volunteer myself. Volunteering as an excellent way to fill a gap that might otherwise be empty in your CV. You can gain more skills, especially while looking for, or returning to work.
Many organisations and charities welcome volunteers of all ages, both in the UK and abroad and there are a wide variety of voluntary opportunities available whatever your skills.
Can Volunteer Work lead to a paid job?
Here’s what volunteer work can do for you:
- Keeps you active and helps boost your self-esteem and confidence.
- Makes good use of your skills.
- Learn new skills.
- Volunteer work can often lead to a paid job. Keep your options open.
- An excellent and worthy addition to your CV.
For further advice on voluntary work, or to see what’s available in your area: