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Volunteering

Volunteering gives your son or daughter the opportunity to make a difference to the lives of people in their community and gain valuable skills and experience at the same time.

Voluntary work not only makes a difference to other people’s lives, it’s also a great opportunity for your child to develop their skills, meet new people and make new friends.

Why volunteer?

Voluntary work is a great way for your child to:

  • Try out something new
  • Build confidence in working with others
  • Improve their employability
  • Make their CV or application form stand out from the crowd
  • Show a prospective employer that they’re dedicated to a certain career.
  • Find out if they like a particular job
  • Have fun
  • Make a difference to their local community
  • Make new friends

Your son or daughter can do as much or as little voluntary work as suits them. They might like to do a few hours combined with work or studies, a short term project at holiday time, or a full-time working holiday or gap year. They can decide what’s best for them.

Make a start by taking a look at the volunteering opportunities provided by Staffordshire County Council

Volunteering can help you gain new skills and paid work

Over 80% of employers have said that they are more likely to employ someone with volunteering on their CV. Volunteering is also a great way to gain valuable new skills to help find a better job.

This video produced by vinspired details how two people found paid work using the skills and experience they gained through volunteering.

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