Why should I volunteer?

  • Learn new skills
  • Meet new people
  • Have fun
  • Improve skills you already have
  • Get a reference you can use to get a job
  • Get work experience
  • Become more confident
  • Do something you enjoy
  • Get to know the people in your community
  • Help others

Search for an opportunity in your area now. Click the link to open in a new window. www.volunteerscotland.org.uk

Can volunteering help me get a job?

  • Give you new skills and work experiences
  • Get you inside organisations and give you the potential to be considered for arising vacancies
  • Providing you with references for job applications
  • Show prospective employers that you are willing to work
  • May give you access to training and qualifications
  • Allows you to try out different occupational areas if you are considering a career change