This week (1st-7th June) is International Volunteers Week. Volunteers Week is a celebration dedicated to everyone all over the world who volunteers in any capacity, whether that be for a charity or organisation, or more informally in the local community.
Volunteering is a great way to boost your CV and socialise with other people around you. What’s more, volunteering roles provide vital help to people that otherwise wouldn’t be available. Although most volunteering roles are unpaid, the experience and benefits of volunteering for others make it completely worth it.
Interested in volunteering? Here are some ideas of volunteering roles out there and how they might benefit your CV.
Tour guide / room steward Roles like this are common in historic or cultural attractions such as museums and art galleries, and are great for improving your memory, public speaking, and customer service skills.
Care assistant Care roles are common in healthcare settings like residential care homes and also in animal settings like shelters and rescue centres. If you’re seeking practical experience and great company whilst you volunteer, take a look at becoming a carer. There are loads of opportunities out there.
Community volunteer For a more varied volunteer role you can get in touch with your local community, such as your council or local community committee. There may be one off events like litter picks or bake sales you can take part in, or more regular events that you can help with such as food bank collections.
To find out more about volunteering opportunities in your local area, you can search online or inquire about available roles through your university institution. There are ways to volunteer all over the place, so take a look this June and see if you can boost your CV by helping others!