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: