Why become a volunteer?

Landing your dream job

Volunteering is a great way to use your skills to help others and at the same time getting some charity experience under your belt whilst learning something new that may even lead to landing your dream job.

Here are some of the reasons why people decide to get involved as a volunteer:

  • Giving something back
  • Getting an insight into the work of a particular sector
  • Learning something new
  • Developing interests
  • Opportunity to find out more about yourself, your capabilities, and gain more self-confidence
  • Meeting new people and developing personal network
  • Gaining experience and adding to your CV

As a volunteer you can learn about the sector and boost your job prospects. Identify the charities you feel most passionate about and would like to work for. Think carefully about the skills and experience you would like to develop. If you have a commercial background and would like to get into fundraising, it might be useful to volunteer in a fundraising department. You will learn firsthand about the various roles and responsibilities involved on a day to day basis.

Think about how much time you can commit. You can volunteer on a regular long-term basis or get involved in short-term projects. Every commitment will make a huge difference!

Are you interested? Check out our job board or email us on jobs@bespokethirdsector.co.uk to find out more about volunteering opportunities we offer with our charity partners.

To register your CV and let your next charity job find you click here.

I found the help and support provided amazing. You took the time to get to know me as a person as well as understanding my skills, qualifications and work experience.

Julie, Rethink