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
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