Using your volunteering experience
Volunteering can help you develop skills and experience to talk about on your CV, applications and at interviews.
Read how volunteering has helped former volunteers shape their professional career
It was not until I started applying for internships in my second year that I realised how applicable all of my volunteering experience actually was: ‘Please describe an achievement of importance to you’, ‘Please list the activities outside of academic study that you have been involved in during the last three years’, ‘Give details of any positions of responsibility you may have held’. All of these questions I could answer with my volunteering experiences.
Navneet Sandhu (Warwick Volunteers Exec and Christmas Party Project Leader)
My experience has had a positive effect on both my studies and my future career aspirations. Through working with Autistic students I developed an interest in this area and chose this as the subject of my dissertation. I now know that I would like a career working with young adults with special educational needs.
Amy Mills (Project Leader, Hereward College)
Volunteering definitely gave me something different to talk about in interviews.
Phil How (Technology Volunteers)
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If you need help to get started, take the moodle training.
- What volunteering reveals about you to employers
- Think about your career
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