Volunteering from Home

Volunteering gives you a chance to make a difference to others and to your community. It can also increase your confidence, teach you new skills and give a boost to your education and job prospects.

If you've got a clear idea about the type of career you want to follow, then volunteering is a great opportunity to collect extra experience that could give you the edge at a college, university or job interview.

There are lots of volunteering opportunities available locally that might be relevant to your future career plans. Some ideas include:

  • help out at your local leisure centre during the summer holidays as a play scheme supervisor
  • be a conservation volunteer at a nearby park or National Trust site
  • volunteer at local festivals, sporting events and exhibitions
  • if you're between 15 and 17, you could take part in the National Citizen Service