Last year, students and staff from over 60 higher and further education institutions led more than 300 events across the UK. According to the Student Volunteer Network, getting involved offers a great chance for students to develop their skills while forming key social action partnerships in local communities.
Whether you’re a student, university, college, students’ union, charity or social enterprise this is your chance to promote student volunteering and share your ideas, best practice and challenges with the rest of the sector.
Why should you volunteer?
- To improve your wellbeing and mental health. The Time Well Spent report published by the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) reveals that 77% of 18-24 year olds agree that volunteering helps them feel less isolated.
- To make a positive difference to your wider and local community.
- To bolster your employability. Volunteering will help you to develop vital leadership and social skills as well as providing work experience that you can put on your CV.
- To make new contacts and friends in your local community.
- To enhance your education. Volunteering is a great life experience to combine with your educational qualifications. Not all knowledge can be obtained within a classroom or lecture theatre; volunteering will give you an all-rounder status, which employers love!
How can Charity Choice help?
We’re here to help you decide which cause or charity you would like to support. Search here https://www.charitychoice.co.uk/charities, by cause, location and keywords. You can also download our free reports to compare how each charity spends its income, helping you make the right decision for you. To find out more follow this link https://www.charitychoice.co.uk/charity-reports.