There're loads of benefits to doing something for a good cause. You learn new skills, meet new people, and help your career - all at the same time as doing some good in the world.
Choosing to volunteer in your community means that you're making it a better place to live.
- Enjoy chatting to people? You could volunteer at an event, local café or shop
- Love sport? There're local sports clubs looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help out
- What about travelling? Try a different part of the world to expand your horizons
And that’s not all the opportunities...
Employers, Universities, Colleges love volunteering. Volunteering demonstrates transferable skills. Having volunteering on your CV will help you to stand out from the crowd. By donating your time to others you can become a skilled person - someone that employers, universities and colleges want.
Wherever you want to go in life, volunteering can help you get there.
"By volunteering I got more job interviews and ended up getting a job. I feel like a different person, honestly you gotta give it a go, if you don’t you’ll regret it, best thing you can do, giving something back."
Do good, feel good
Volunteering is really flexible and it’s rewarding too. Doing good things makes you feel great. Plus, you get to control when, where you do it and how much of your time you can commit.
Volunteering can change your world:
- Whoever you are
- Wherever you are
- Whatever you’re into
Put your time to great use. Help people. Learn lots. Have fun doing new things.
We believe that every young person should have the chance to be recognised for what they do as a volunteer.
Volunteering is important and you should be thanked for it and also have something to show for it when you come to write your CV or fill in a job application form.
This is why part of the GwirVol initiative is the Millennium Volunteers (MV) Award. MV has been around for a few years now and it is a recognised Award that shows how many hours you have volunteered, when and where. It is a great way to show what you have done as a volunteer.
Please download the Millennium Volunteers Information Pack
Interested in Volunteering? Leave your name and contact details and we’ll be in touch. Thank you.