Volunteering and your CV

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  • Volunteering and your CV

    Volunteering is valuable work experience. It makes your CV sparkle and helps you stand out from the crowd in a competitive job market. By connecting with a charitable cause, you demonstrate motivation and initiative - as well as developing vital skills, like communication and problem solving.

    Did you know?

    Research shows that 80% of employers value volunteering.

    Find out more about what volunteering reveals to employers?

    Volunteering gives you the opportunity to:

    • Apply skills developed in your studies in a practical way
    • Build confidence
    • Explore different areas of work
    • Gain transferable skills that employers are looking for
    • Grow your CV
    • Discover new skills

    Skills you can gain from volunteering:

    • Communication
    • Team working
    • Prioritization
    • Organisation
    • Leadership
    • Commercial Awareness
    • and many more!

    So why not get involved and give your CV a boost? Browse current opportunities on our Volunteer Portal!

    Sign up to one of our Volunteering: How to stand out from the crowd workshops and find out how to add your volunteering to your CV, application forms and how to talk about it during interviews.

    Browse current opportunities

    Careers is here to help!

    Careers can support you articulating your experience in CVs, applications and interviews.

    You can find further information and Careers drop in times here.