Volunteering provides first hand experience of working in a health or social care setting. This will help learners to decide whether it’s the future career they want.
Make New Friends
Volunteers will meet other volunteers and staff from all walks of life. It can be very rewarding to meet people with different life experiences, while also finding out they have a lot in common.
Through volunteering, learners can make valuable contacts, which can help when applying for jobs or courses.
Great for their CV
Volunteering is a valuable addition to any CV or application form. Many university courses require some work experience and employers will also view this kind of activity favourably.
For volunteers who successfully show long term passion and commitment to the department they are supporting, supervisors may be willing to provide a reference for future job applications or educational courses.
Feel Good Factor
One of the best things about volunteering in the sector is the feeling learners will get from helping others. This is one of the main reasons people love working in healthcare and is often a deciding factor for a learner’s choice in career.