Why Volunteer

How it benefits you

Volunteering is incredibly fulfilling, because unlike most paid jobs you're not working to make your bosses a profit, instead you're working for the non-profit sector to help people and improve their lives, the environment.

Develop new skills

It is a great way to enhance your CV whether you have or you don't have experience! Volunteering can help you learn new skills, gain experience and sometimes even qualifications. Recruiters look at what makes you stand out as part of a crowd and this is a great way to show evidence of your experience and skills.

Gain confidence

Volunteering can help you gain confidence by giving you the chance to take responsibility of certain aspects of a project, try something new that you never thought you are good at and build a real sense of achievement.

Be part of a community

Volunteering can help you feel part of something outside your friends and family. If you are an international students it is a great way to make you feel more comfortable in a new environment. 

Meet new people

Volunteering can help you meet different kinds of people. It helps you build a wide network and for sure you will never get out of an experience without having new friends! 

Take on a challenge

Through volunteering you can challenge yourself to try something different, achieve personal goals, practice using your skills and discover hidden talents. There is always something you can improve!

HEAR- Higher Education Achievment Report

This report can help you stand out of the crowd when reasching for a job. For more information click here.

How it benefits your community

With all our providers in the Bradford District, you'll be contributing to the local community to which you, a student, are now 
a part of. And with more and more people getting involved in volunteering you can really make a difference to a place that is now home.

How it benefits your job prospects

Volunteering is a really fun way to enhance your CV and employability, making you the first choice for the job you really want. Employers hold voluntary work in high regard, and place as much importance on volunteering as paid work.

Volunteering can give you experience of a particular role, helping you to make a career choice based on your experiences. It can aid both your personal and professional development by improving your confidence and encouraging you to undertake new activities. The Not-For-Profit Sector has a wide range of work experience opportunities to help you gain valuable life skills, explore new challenges and meet a wide network of new people.