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Voluntary or unpaid work

There are lots of options for volunteers, including work with: older people, children, administration and using ICT, sport, disability groups, the environment, arts and music.

People do voluntary work for all kinds of reasons:

  • to get some experience for a course or job
  • for personal development, for example as part of a ‘gap year’
  • to improve their skills.

Employers value work experience and volunteering; your experience can be included in your CV or an application form and may help to get you an interview.

Several organisations can help you to find voluntary work: