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Why Volunteer?

We are passionate at the Students’ Union to make your student life better; in fact it is our mission!

Getting involved in volunteering whilst your studying will not only be fun and rewarding but it will serve you well in gaining those extra skills and experiences that will make you stand out from the crowd once you graduate. 

There are many reasons why you should get involved in volunteering:

Volunteering can help you develop your skills in:

  • Leadership
  • Team work
  • Communication
  • Initiative
  • Motivation
  • Coping strategies
  • Adaptability
  • Organisational skills

Volunteering also provides valuable experiences:

  • Making a difference to the lives of others
  • Increasing your own confidence and self esteem
  • Meeting new people and making new friends
  • Improve your health and wellbeing
  • Have fun!

Make sure you get the most out of your volunteering and sign up to one of the workshops we are running throughout the year with the Careers team. To support you in your career, we will be sharing tips and advice in how to effectively demonstrate your volunteering when it comes to writing a job application, completing a CV or sitting an interview.